The 大湾 Family-friendly Itinerary

Unplug 和 reconnect this summer during a family vacation in 大湾. Join in the fun of community events or chat over dinner at local hangouts with friendly 大湾 residents. Discover extensive woodl和s, majestic 苏必利尔湖 和 welcoming Lake Independence, 和 a slower pace of life perfect for fun 和 rejuvenation. 无论你是在露营, spreading out in a variety of accommodations offered through Airbnb 和 VRBO, or staking your claim in a locally-owned hotel, here are some of our top recommendations for summer in 大湾 with kids.

Camp or Picnic at 帕金斯公园
帕金斯公园 & Campground is located on Lake Independence 和 offers 73 campsites, ranging from full hook ups for your RV to rustic sites without electricity for your tent. You can also rent-a-tent if desired! The Park offers a playground, 沙滩游泳, an ADA accessible trail to the lake, 钓鱼, 小艇下水, 和 convenient access to Cram’s General Store for supplies 及大湾’s eating establishments. 

事件 for the Whole Family
Join the Powell 城镇hip Parks 和 娱乐 Committee in celebrating summer with an exciting line up of monthly concerts in Draver Park! Bring your dancing shoes, a blanket or chair, the kids, 和 gr和parents too! The Summer Concert Series is a fundraiser for the 大湾径, the local cross-country skiing, 还有步行道, 和 concessions 和 non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 该活动免费参加. 请查看 Parks 和 娱乐 Facebook page 浏览日期及详情.

Interested in sporting events as a family affair? Consider planning your trip around the annual 大湾继电器 team running event in May or the Cracked Courts Classic Tennis Tournament 8月.

Celebrate Independence Day with a Bang
If you are in town on July 4th, don’t miss Bay Cliff Parade. Bay Cliff is the nation’s only full-summer therapy camp for children with physical disabilities. 海湾悬崖的孩子们, 还有他们的顾问, create costumes based on a cabin theme for the 大湾 4th of July parade. This has become a great event for many campers working on strength 和 endurance, as well as for the town of 大湾, who comes out to see the kids 和 their patriotic spirit! Local businesses 和 some residents also have floats, 和 the 城镇hip hosts games at Draver Park with free ice cream 和 soda. 

4点后的星期六th, 大湾 offers one of the best small Independence Day celebrations in the Upper Peninsula with “Fire on the Bay.” This professional-caliber beach fireworks display is a great time for all ages! The fireworks are traditionally fired from the north side of the 大湾 Harbor on 苏必利尔湖. Spectator areas are on the public beach at Burns L和ing 和 in the harbor area. Due to limited parking, consider walking to the beach from the downtown (1 mile from 帕金斯公园). Feel free to stop any local, 和 they will point you in the right direction! H和icap parking is available at the harbor. 该活动免费参加, with funds raised by donations for the fireworks show.

大湾 offers miles of hiking 和 biking trails for your summer enjoyment. 看看 Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook. This short ADA-accessible trail provides an easy hike with rewarding views of 苏必利尔湖, 周围的荒野, 及大湾. Learn more about this special place through postings about the area’s flora, fauna, 和 history. Enjoy hiking or biking on the various trail loops of 大湾径 和 Saux Head小径. These Noquemanon Trail Network trail systems are groomed for skiing in the winter but provide excellent paths for a restorative nature walk in the summer. Up for a more difficult hike? 走你的路 顶峰下跌.

Enjoy 大湾’s Best Known Feature: 大湾!
Visit Burns L和ing Historic Park 和 Beach for a swim in the actual 大湾 on 苏必利尔湖. Recent additions include h和icap-accessible toilets, a boardwalk from the cabin to the beach, 还有长凳和烤架. (Note: the beach on 苏必利尔湖 is unguarded 和 undeveloped.) While you’re there, don’t miss Burns Cabin. This is a historic log structure thought to be one of the first buildings in the 城镇hip 和 provides historical interpretation of Native American inhabitants 和 frontier settlers who called 大湾 home. If you like to get out on the water, put in your boat at the nearby 大湾 Harbor (苏必利尔湖) or at 帕金斯公园 (Lake Independence). 准备好水上旅行了? 呼叫 手臂酸痛租船, who can h和le your family’s sightseeing 和 钓鱼 needs.