You literally have mere minutes each day to catch a sunset before another day fades away; don’t spend those precious minutes looking for the perfect spot. I have four locations that are sure to deliver a spectacular sunset if the weather is cooperating.

Sunset Mike Goos 8-15-2015

Sherman Park’s not just for kids!

Just a short drive west of downtown Sault Ste. Marie is Sherman Park perfect for picnics and swimming by day but even better when the sun begins to set.

Soo Locks Boat Tours 1 sunset (Le Voyageur Sault)-9630 5-30-2015

Tour was great, dinner was wonderful, sunset was amazing!

If you take a Soo Locks Boat Tour Dinner Cruise in the fall you’re setting yourself up for the perfect sunset viewing location and a fantastic dinner.

Lighthouse Iroquois 4 (Lake Superior Spring Sunset) 2-19-2016

Don’t let the snow scare you away the sunset is stunning year round.

A scenic 20 minute drive west of Sault Ste. Marie along Six Mile Road will find you at historic Point Iroquois Lighthouse. This rock hunters dream of a beach offers a stunning view as the sun dips into Whitefish Bay (Lake Superior). This is a fantastic spot year round.

Sunset Ben Musielak Whitefish Point Lighthouse 10-18-2015

Whitefish Point is worth every mile!

Don’t doubt me, this is well worth the hour and a half drive from the Soo. If you plan your day just right you could have an adventures afternoon at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ending up at Whitefish Point just in time for a stunning sunset over Lake Superior.

Wherever you go know that catching a spectacular sunset in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula takes a little planning to get to the best location and a little luck that the weather will cooperate. Many thanks to Norris Seward and Ben Musielak for making my work possible with so many of their photos.