From urban skylines to uninhabited islands, discover North America’s wilderness alongside renowned cultural attractions while cruising the striking waterways of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the lakes’ compelling shipping history, experience the power of thundering Niagara Falls and keep watch for scores of migratory birds at Point Pelee.

Explore Mackinac Island, a place trapped in time and surrounded by staggeringly beautiful landscapes. Take a tour by horse-drawn carriage or have a lunch to remember at the island’s legendary Grand Hotel.

Pass through the Soo Locks in the St. Mary’s River, heading from Lake Huron into Lake Superior. Observe the massive gates of this ingenious feat of engineering as they close, then watch as the water flows in through the gravity-fed valves to bring your ship up to the level of Lake Superior.

Hear the theories surrounding the mysterious sinking of the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald, which lies on the bottom of Lake Superior off treacherous Whitefish Point.

Kayak in stunning Georgian Bay – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Experience the roaring Kakabeka Falls, tucked away in a pristine boreal forest setting in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Learn about Duluth’s role in Great Lakes shipping during a visit to the SS William A. Irvin lake freighter.

Venture into the forest of white spruce and balsam fir that dominates the 22 islands that comprise the Apostle archipelago. Discover the dune bogs and lagoons that provide an unusually broad variety of habitats, and spot bald eagles. Explore the vaulted chambers of the ever-changing sea caves that line local shores in a kayak.

In Houghton, MI discover the area’s 7,000 years of copper mining history and descend 370 feet below the surface into the Quincy Mine.

In a more urban port, explore The Henry Ford in Detroit. Be astounded by the museum’s vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation.

Further down the Detroit River, admire the beauty of the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You can also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gifts to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

Experience the power and majesty of Niagara Falls. Walk along the top of the gorge or don a rain poncho to get up close to Horseshoe Falls during a thrilling boat cruise to the base of the falls.

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