Located in the northwest corner of Chippewa County on the western shore of Whitefish Bay, Whitefish Township is a small community of less than 600 surrounded by lush forests and spectacular views of Lake Superior. Extending across a total area a little under 295 square miles, this civil township is bisected by the Tahquamenon River.
The area in and around Whitefish Township is great for all sorts of hunters, anglers, campers, backpackers, snowmobilers, birdwatchers and just about anyone who loves the outdoors.
Plenty of housing options are available for those looking to live a life in this quiet town overlooking Lake Superior’s splendour. A variety of options include spacious 2-bedroom homes, plenty of single-family houses close to hiking trails, and cozy waterfront cabins that feature stunning views of the lake. Various waterfront lots are available as well, whether on the lake or by the river.
Things to Do
Much of the area in Whitefish Township is actually in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, a sprawling park that extends across approximately 52,000 acres. Winding its way through the park is the Tahquamenon River, after whose famous waterfalls the park gets its name. This vast, serene wilderness is perfect for nature lovers and this splendid masterpiece of nature is always open for anyone looking for much needed peace and quiet in the Upper Peninsula.
Residents in the Whitefish Township area can learn more about the historic shipwrecks of Lake Superior at nearby Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, which is less than 30 minutes away from town. The museum welcomes over 200 group tours seasonally.
As you might know, Whitefish Point is the area of many Great Lakes shipping disasters, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum houses some of the most excellent and informative exhibits about several of the better known shipping disasters, including that of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Visitors may also tour the Whitefish Point Light Station (the oldest working lighthouse on Lake Superior), the Life Saving Surfboat House, and the light-keepers’ residence, all of which may be accessed while on the museum grounds.