Cottage on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

2871W Top of the Lake Road, Gulliver, MI 49840
Phone: 906-283-3361 or E-mail:
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 Close to Nature but Far From Roughing It!

Private Lake Michigan Sand Beach



Most of these interesting places to visit are only a short distance from Top of the Lake Cottage.

Seul Choix Pointe Light Station
Seul Choix Light House marks a tiny harbor located on the north shore of Lake Michigan. This harbor was the last stop for refuge before coming to the Straits of Mackinac. The historic Lighthouse Complex, Maritime Museum, and Gift Shop is located just a few miles east of the cottage. The lighthouse tower is open for climbing and an outstanding view of Lake Michigan.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
95,000 acres of marsh, field, and forest filled with birds and wildlife, is only a few miles north of the cottage. Enjoy hiking and biking trails, canoe or kayak through the refuge, or take the 7-mile self-guided auto tour. Equipment rentals in Germfask. Cross-country skiers will find 9 miles of trails on the Northern Hardwoods Ski Trail through old growth forests, marshes, and the frozen Manistique River.

Raft at Big Springs at Palms Book State Park
Big Springs . . . Kitch-iti-kipi
Michigan's largest spring in Palms Book State Park. Named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians. Self-operated observation raft guides visitors to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features. Concession stand. Winter visitors need skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles as Park is not plowed.

Fayette Historic Village on the Garden Peninsula
Once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Visitors will see nineteen structures including the Visitors Center with exhibits, several restored public and commercial buildings, residences which housed the people of Fayette, and the stabilized ruins of the furnace complex.

Miners Castle, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising
This 40,000 acre park follows the south shore of Lake Superior for 42 miles. The Pictured Rocks have scenic overlooks, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and may be seen by car or boat. These sculptured sandstone cliffs are shaped by wind, ice and pounding waves, colored by the minerals in the water. You can take a 1.5 mile walk along the Lake Superior Shoreline and visit the AuSable Lighthouse.


Cruises in Munising: The Shipwreck Tour in the Glass-Bottomed Boat highlights sunken vessels in Munising Bay or view the Pictured Rocks from the water on the Pictured Rocks Cruise. Both cruises offer a view of the old Grand Island Lighthouse.

Golfing at Stony Point Golf Course 3 miles west of Manistique.

Kewadin Casino on the east side of Manistique.

Munising Falls, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Waterfall Tour
Spend a day visiting some of the many waterfalls north of Gulliver near Munising. Some of the waterfalls can be viewed by car, some a short stroll, while others require a little longer walk. Stop for a nice lunch and enjoy a beautiful day.
Maps available at the Hiawatha National Forest Visitors Center in Manistique.

Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge
overlooking Lake Huron and the Straights of Mackinac.
Ferry boats leave from the docks in St. Ignace for an interesting day trip to Mackinac Island. Visit Ft. Mackinac, stroll the back streets, have a delightful lunch, or take a carriage ride around the island. Rentals of horses, bicycles, buggys, and electric carts available.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Visit the Soo Locks or take the Soo Locks Boat Tour through the locks. Enjoy visiting the oldest city in Michgan.

Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls at
Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
The Upper falls is one of the largest Waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. Tahquamenon Falls has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across.
The Lower Falls is a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. The falls can be viewed along the river bank or rowboats can be rented for a different view. Open year-round.

Whitefish Point Lighthouse & Shipwreck Museum
at Whitefish Point
This Museum is filled with artifacts and exhibits honoring the many mariners who traveled the Great Lakes. The bell at the Shipwreck Museum was retrieved from the wreck site, restored (but not altered), and put on display. The Whitefish Point Light Station, established in 1849, is still guiding mariners around Whitefish Poin. The attached Keepers dwelling, built in 1861, has been fully restored and is open for tours

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Located at Whitefish Point, this is one of the leading bird observatories in the country. An exciting spot to watch unique birds as they migrate to and from Canada. Stop by for information on hikes, local sightings, as well as butterfly and wildflower locations.

Enjoy unbelievable fall colors, cross-country ski trails, fishing, hunting, and boating at its best.
Take a walk or bicycle down our back country roads. Enjoy miles of the sandy Lake Michigan beach.
Visit area waterfalls and enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the Hiawatha National Forest.

Top of the Lake Cottage is only 80 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge or 11 miles east of Manistique, MI and just south of Highway US-2.

For more information or reservations for Top of the Lake Cottage on Lake Michigan,
please call 906-283-3361 or e-mail


DIRECTIONS to Top of the Lake Cottage in Gulliver, Michigan

Take Highway US-2 to the town of Gulliver, 11 miles east of Manistique on US-2 or 80 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. Turn south at the blinking light in Gulliver on to County Road 432 (also called Gulliver Lake Road). Take CR-432 to South Lake Michigan Road and turn left (east) on Top O' the Lake Road. Turn right at the first driveway to the Top of the Lake Cottage on Lake Michigan.
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Top of the Lake
P.O. Box 55
Gulliver, MI 49840
Phone: 906-283-3361

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