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Things to do in Beaver Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Beaver Island has a near perfect natural harbor called Paradise Bay. It is one of the most beautiful natural fresh water bays in our country. Paradise Bay is also the home of the Central Michigan University's Institute for Great Lakes Research. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and with a number of inland lakes. This unique island offers just as many outdoor activities you can imagine.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Dalwhinnie is the best breakfast and lunch restaurant on the island. Coffee drinks and fresh food. Right next to McDonough's Market in town. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“McDonough’s has all of the groceries and personal care items you could need!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Local Government Office
“You can rent a vehicle or use the county transit ... $2.00 per person is a value and they will take you anywhere on the island ...call ahead. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Drive, bike or hike around the island you will see nature everywhere ... enjoy! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“You'll never experience anything like it. The beauty is spectacular and it has not been sullied by overdevelopment. Clear, clean water - no salt, no sharks ; ) Miles and miles of nature to explore, historic hiking trails, beautiful beaches and lighthouses, little treasures and shops in the summer, events year-round including music festivals, a fantastic kayaking destination with surrounding islands for exploring. Inspiration abounds for writers, artists, musicians, outdoor enthusiasts. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hardware Store
“The hardware store has everything you need plus the best bag of pretzels in Michigan!”
  • 1 local recommends
Tourist Attraction
“The Toy Museum is magical. One of the Island's greatest treasures. Kids of all ages will love it. Lots of things to buy on any budget. Summer months only. Don't Miss It!!!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Dalwhinnie is the best breakfast and lunch restaurant on the island. Coffee drinks and fresh food. Right next to McDonough's Market in town. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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