Our next stop on our summer adventure list is not only an attraction, not only a hike, and not only an event–it can be all three! Fort Wilkins, located on the northern shore of the Keweenaw, has a restored 1844 miltary outpost and a lighthouse (there’s your attraction). The outpost is sometimes staffed by actors in historical dress (there’s your event). For those feeling more active, there are trails available for hiking, biking, or even skiiing if you visit in the winter–(there’s your hike). Picnic areas, a playground, and campsites are also available.
Visitors need a Michigan Recreation Passport, but other than that, there are no entrance fees for day use. Want to stay more than just a day? Campsites are reasonably priced–check here for rates and reservations.