Motorcycling Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Cruisin’ Chippewa County

Roads and Rides Map Chippewa County Luce County Mackinac County Alger County Schoolcraft County Delta County Menominee County Marquette County Dickinson County Baraga County Iron County Houghton County Gogebic County Ontonogan County Keewenaw County

A lot of great motorcycling to be had in Chippewa County making it a great destination for bikers riding the U.P. Take a right after you cross the Mighty Mac you’ll find yourself heading for Drummond Island. Ride aboard the car ferry and enjoy crossing the straits over to the island.

Drummond Island Ferry

Drummond Island Ferry

From Sault Ste. Marie its a ride east along Whitefish Bay on the Curley Lewis Memorial Highway and then turn north up through Paradise and make the ride to the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum.

The ride from Paradise to Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one I definitely recommend to anyone riding the area.


Highway 123 exits off M-28 south of Newberry in Luce County and enters Chippewa County in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.  A great piece of blacktop that will wind you through the north woods past one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.  (Top Ten Road)

Whitefish Point Road takes you north from Paradise Michigan to Whitefish Point which is home to the Whitefish Point Light.  This can be a busy road during the summer, but when its not it makes for a fun ride.

Curley Lewis Memorial Highway follows the Lake Superior Lakeshore from just south of Paradise, Michigan to Brimley Michigan.  It tracks the lakeshore many times hidden by tunnels of Maple trees.  You find the Point Iroquois Lighthouse and the Bay Mills Casino with its many restaurants along the route. (Top Ten Road)

Highway 134 starts in Mackinac County but enters Chippewa County just east of Cedarville as it continues its way to De Tour Village.  Board your bike on the car ferry and make the boat trip across the De Tour Passage to Drummond Island.  From there ride 134 across the island until you run out of pavement.  Decent road with both new and older pavement.  Early on watch for gravel in the corners, but after that it gets better. (Top Ten Road)

H-40 is one of those off the screen roads that local riders will choose when they’ve got some time and want to get off the beaten path.  Makes for a nice change of pace from US-2 and M-28.

Area Sights

Drummond Island, Soo Locks, and Whitefish Point Lighthouse are just a few great sights found in Chippewa County. 

Whitefish Point Light

Whitefish Point Light

Area Events

Run for the Border – Every year, American Legion Post #3 puts on a great motorcycle event.  The event is held to generate funs for the “Heroes to Hometowns” program providing a support network for severely injured service members returning home.

Biker Discounts Available

Show the below businesses your U.P. Cruising Biker Discount Card to get their special biker discounts. 


The Cedarville Inn  (10% Off Room Rate)

Drummond Island

Drummond Island Hotel ($10 off a room per night)
Northwood Restaurant  (10% Discount on Food)


Curley’s Motel (10% off room rate)
Magnuson Grand Hotel (10% off regular room rate)
Paradise On the Bay(5% off Regular Cabin Rate)

Sault Ste. Marie

America’s Best Value Inn ($55.00 night +tax)  
Budget Host Crestview Inn (10% off regular room rate)
Long Ships Motel (10% Off Room Rate)  
Super 8 (15% Off Rack Rate/Add an additional 5% with 5 or more rooms)