Welcome to the Drummond Island Tourism Website Gem of the Huron Thank you for your interest in Drummond Island "Michigan's Ultimate Playground". We welcome your visit & invite you to come and enjoy the second largest fresh water island in the nation.
April 21-23, 2017 date set for 2nd Annual Jeep the Mac to Drummond Island Spring Jeep Migration
Drummond Island Digital Magazine Our Drummond Island Magazine is now available online. Simply click on the link to the left and begin turning the pages. This impeccable magazine has fascinating photos, stories, maps, and facts about Drummond Island. You will also find business listings and convenient website links that will enable you to visit sites listed within our publication.
Interactive Drummond Island Map Our map allows browsers to select a region of the island and find points of interest. You can also click onto these areas to view photos and information. Touring the island with the help of our interactive map will allow you to learn about sunken shipwrecks, the fossil ledges, ATV / ORV trails and more.
Rare Species, Landscapes and Plants Drummond Island is comprised of 87,000 acres, 150 miles of rugged scenic shoreline, 133 square miles of forested lanscape, and 34 inland lakes. Within this diverse habitat, a number of rare species, land formations and plants can be found. To learn more about our Island's rarities, please visit our Rare page written by your web-guide, Jody M. Clark and explore the Natural History of Drummond Island. This informative part of the website will help readers find incredible facts on a number of subjects: Puddingstones, Maxton Plains, Alvar, Dry Non-acid Cliffs, Boreal forests, Prarie Smoke, Round-leaved Orchis, Calypso, the Yellow Rail, Leconte's Sparrow, the Common Loon, and the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly, just to name a few.
Our Featured Article Cast a Line and Catch a Dream By Robert Dorman
Around “Ice Out” the days are growing longer and air temperatures are rising. April 1st brings great anticipation of the smelt run. These little silver delicacies enter our creeks and streams to spawn. This is primarily nighttime fishing. All ages enjoy this annual event. Laughter is commonplace as, somewhere in the glow of a lantern or flashlight, a young person excitedly proclaims, “Look, I got some!” On a clear night, you will be awed by the stars that appear to be so close you can almost touch them.
Photo by I. Gable
If you look to the north, some nights will bring about a spectacular display of flickering colors known as the Aurora Borealis, more commonly called the Northern Lights. This is an experience you will not soon forget.
Spring and fall bring perch into the shallow water. All sizes and ages of perch are present, ensuring years of great fishing. There is a lot of action and taking a limit is common. The focus now turns to the opener for northern pike and walleye fishing. Read More»