Great Islands

The Hiawatha boasts four distinctly different Great Lakes islands. The largest and most-visited of these, Grand Island National Recreation Area, offers outstanding opportunities to interpret natural and cultural history in diverse recreation settings. Mountain bikers, hikers, boaters, sea kayakers, campers, public transportation tour participants, and snowmobilers enjoy an excellent network of trails, overlooks, spectacular cliffs and expansive sand beaches.  

Round Island, next to bustling Mackinac, is a designated Wilderness. Government Island is nestled amongst an archipelago of privately owned islands on Lake Huron. Our smallest, St. Vital, on Lake Michigan, offers remote recreation settings.