Things to do in Paradise

There are tons of exciting activities, places, attractions, and events to experience in Paradise. Winter opens up plenty of great activities like snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing, while summer is a great season to go hiking, biking, or kayaking. Whatever you’re into, you won’t run out of things to do in Paradise with its many fun-filled recreational opportunities and memorable destinations.

Below are some of the things to doand places to visit here in Paradise:


  • Oswald’s Bear Ranch is the country’s largest bear-only ranch that features over 30 rescued black bears. Get to view these magnificent creatures in four spacious natural habitats, and get your picture taken on the available photo-taking platform in each of the areas.
  • Drop by the Annual Wild Blueberry Festival Two Hearted River during August, where you get to pick blueberries by the bucket! The festival features performances, an arts and crafts fair, and of course, plenty of homemade blueberry pies, muffins and other pastries.
  • The Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one of Paradise’s – and the Upper Peninsula’s – most popular destinations for outdoor adventure. The 52,000-acre park is home to one of the largest waterfalls in the country. Plenty of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, or picnicking can be enjoyed in this sprawling, beautiful park.
  • Canoeists can test their mettle at the challenging waters of the Two Hearted River’s South Branch, East Branch, and areas above Reed and Green Bridge. For less experienced paddlers, other areas offer relaxing journeys where you can enjoy the natural scenery while flowing along the river. Other great activities at the Two Hearted River include fishing, wildlife spotting, and hunting.
  • The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum attracts over 60,000 visitors each year who come to learn more about the many major shipwrecks on Lake Superior and Whitefish Bay, including the SS Edmund Fitzgerald which sank during a storm in 1975. Join a tour and see exhibits, videos, and a collection of artifacts that includes the original bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald, recovered in 1995.