Paradise is on the northeastern
portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish
Bay, Lake Superior, about 60 miles by road from Sault Ste. Marie and
about 55 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge.
Founded in 1925, Paradise
is surrounded by state and national forests and its main business
is tourism. It is considered one of two gateways to the Tahquamenon
Falls area and Tahquamenon Falls State Park. (The other gateway is
Newberry, about 40 miles to the southwest.)
The area draws hunters,
fishers, campers, backpackers, snowmobilers and birdwatchers. The
region harvests blueberries and cranberries in season. Lake Superior
shipping lanes are several miles off shore.