Drummond Island Getaway

The "Gem of Lake Huron" - www.visitdrummondisland.com   

Most people don't realise how big Drummond Island is. At 249 square miles it is more than 40 times as large as Mackinac Island which is just under four square miles and Beaver Island is about seventy eight square miles.

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Off the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula lies the “Gem of Lake Huron”, Drummond Island. Any destination can be described as “unique” but, this hidden treasure really can be designated as a unique paradise. Even the short list is impressive: 150 miles of shoreline, 30 bays and coves, 34 inland lakes (ooh fishing), 100 miles of ORV trails comprising one of the largest closed loop trail systems for off road - ATV / ORV exploration in the U.S., 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, more than a dozen shipwrecks, 58 neighboring islands, a lighthouse and a ferry ride.
Beyond the short list there are the championship golf courses, loads of hiking and birding trails, there is even one called the Rainbow Trail. The Maxton Plains are home to a rare alvar formation, perhaps the largest in the world and then, there are the fossil ledges. On top of all this, the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge is just across the way.
The history of the island goes back centuries and is preserved at the Historical Museum. Distinctive shops, great places to eat and a whole range of lodging choices combine to ensure that this is a 3 Day Michigan Getaway that will have you coming back from season to season.

3 Day Getaway-Drummond Island, Michigan
Day -1- Ferry Ride - Explore - There are several distinct shopping districts to enjoy.  First stop should be the Tourism Association, you will need "the map".
Day - 2 – Unique Places – This island has natural wonders that are found in few other places anywhere. - Fossil Ledges – Maxton Plains – Blue Heron Heronry
Day - 3 – Nature Day – Rainbow Trail – Harbor Island – Bird Watching - Marble Head