Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway


Area Status: Open
Lake Superior's shore while strolling the boardwalk in front of Point Iroquois Lightstation.

Located along the shore of Lake Superior on the Hiawatha's Sault Ste. Marie Ranger District, the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway offers many opportunities for visitors to connect with the natural beauty and cultural history of this impressive Great Lake!

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Brimley, MI
Information Center: Whether you're looking for a scenic auto tour or prefer to park your car and get outdoors, there's something for everyone!  Read on for more information!

General Information

Directions:

To get to the shore, travel south from Sault Ste. Marie along the Mackinac Trail (H-63). Follow 6 mile Road west to Brimley State Park, where Lake Shore Drive begins its course along the bay. Traveling along scenic Lake Shore Drive, through areas of northern hardwoods, conifers and wetlands, you encounter not only picturesque views but sites of historic interest.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Two National Forest campgrounds are located along Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway:

Viewing Scenery

There are many waysides along the byway, some of which include the opportunity to experience the majesty of Lake Superior's shoreline.  Develop a sense of this place:  explore the waysides to immerse yourself in the area's scenery and history.

Status: Open

Visitor Centers

A visit to Point Iroquois Lighthouse allows you the chance to interact with staff while experiencing this scenic, historic site!  Tour the visitor center exhibits, climb the tower, or explore the boardwalk.  To learn more about the Lighthouse, click here.

Status: Open

Scenic Driving

Drive these paved 2-lane roads to experience historic sites and several scenic views along Lake Superior's shore.

To get to the shore, travel south from Sault Ste. Marie along the Mackinac Trail (H-63). Follow 6 mile Road west to Brimley State Park, where Lake Shore Drive begins its course along the bay. Traveling along scenic Lake Shore Drive, through areas of northern hardwoods, conifers and wetlands, you encounter not only picturesque views but sites of historic interest.

General Info:

Directions

To get to the shore, travel south from Sault Ste. Marie along the Mackinac Trail (H-63). Follow 6 mile Road west to Brimley State Park, where Lake Shore Drive begins its course along the bay. Traveling along scenic Lake Shore Drive, through areas of northern hardwoods, conifers and wetlands, you encounter not only picturesque views but sites of historic interest.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.470889

  Longitude : 
-84.620847