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WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

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WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

My husband and I are going for a week to Tahquamenon Falls and Porcupine mountains state parks. Unfortunatly the week we are going I will need to have access to the internet for a course that I'm taking. Do you know if there are hotspots where I can connect to the internet in the area? Thanks, Jen

new jersey
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for Charlevoix, Michigan
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1. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

Wow Jen, I am not finding anything. Have you thought of getting an internet card for your laptop? I got one from AT & T last year and it worked so well, even if my cell phone did not have service. It is more powerful than the typical cell phone and reads off of satellites as well as cells, if I am not mistaken.

They are not cheap and do require you to sign a contract. I was, however, told that they have a buyer's remorse program. I was allowed to return the internet card to AT & T within the first 30 days and the contract was canceled. I only had to pay for the amount of time I used it. It was less than $30.00. You might want to look into it. It worked for me! Moms

Manistique, Michigan
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2. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

Moms - Did this AT&T card work in the Upper Peninsula?

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3. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

That's a good idea. I will look into that. I was starting to think that I would have to postpone our trip until the class was over, but I didn't really want to do that. Thanks for the suggestion.


Manistique, Michigan
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4. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

Jen I would give some business a call in Paradise and see if they have Wi-Fi.

If you click on the link below it will take you to the State of Michigan Wi-Fi-Freespot web site. Most the info below came from this site. I am not sure how good this information is. In the UP places come and go so if you did plan to go to one of the places on the list below, I would call ahead and see if they still offer free Wi-Fi.

You maybe able to plan your trip around some cities.


locations that offer Free Wi-Fi in the Upper Peninsula plus Mackinaw City.


ADDRESS 1310 E. Cloverland Drive

CITY STATE ZIP Ironwood, MI, 49938

COUNTRY United States


DESCRIPTION Coffeehouse with free wireless Internet.




Big Boy Restaurants

St. Ignace


Copper Harbor

Pines Resort - 986-289-4222

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge - US 41 - 906-289-4403


8th Street Coffeehouse - 720 Ludington St - (906) 789-9174

The Luddington Grill - 1110 Luddington St - 906 553 7778

Iron Mountain

Dickinson Co. Library - 401 Iron Mountain St - 906-774-1218

Cousins Subs - 1050 S Stephenson Ave - 906 779 9005


Burger King - Palms Ave - 906-485-5240


Koinonia Cafe - 501 S. Carpenter Avenue - 906/771-2002

Mackinaw City

Comfort Suites - Mackinaw City - 720 S. Huron Ave

Mackinac Island

Ice House Bar & Grill at The Island House Hotel


Cedar Street Cafe & Coffee House - 220 S Cedar St - 906 341 2469

Big Boy Restaurant - Rt. 2

Comfort Inn - Rt. 2


Dead River Coffee House - 143 W Washington St

Third Street Bagel Co. - 429 N Third St. - 906-226-9899

Fazoli's - 2323 US Highway 41 W - (906) 228-2767

Peter White Public Library - 217 N Front St - 906 228 9510


Dogpatch Rest. - 325 E Superior St - 906 387 9948

Sault Ste. Marie

Cup of the Day - 406 Ashmun Street - 906-635-7272

Penny's Kitchen - 112 West Spruce - 906-632-1232

Antler's - 804 E Portage Ave - (906) 632-3571

Frank's Place - 123 Portage Ave - 906 632 7487


Lakefront Electronics - 214 N State St - 906-643-7020

Quality Inn - Rt. 2

new jersey
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for Charlevoix, Michigan
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5. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

I was not in the UP when I used the internet card. I was at a cottage on Lake Charlevoix where I have to sit on a tree stump with my left arm extended skyward to get cell service. This card was more powerful than my cell phone as it provided service without the usual gymnastics.

Contact your cell provided to see if their internet card will work in Paradise and at the Porcupine Mountains. Moms

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6. Re: WIFI hotspots in Paradise (tahquamenon falls)

We travel to the Up regualrly, and spent a week in the Porkies last year, and they do not have WiFi service. The only state parks I have found that have them are in the LP. I am unsure about wireless cards as I did not try one out last year. At TQ I wouldn't be so worried about it since your not that far from Newberry, but the porkies is at least a 20 minute drive in to Ontonogon. The only business close to the park a little store that sells souviners and a hotel with a little bar in it. Thats it. Good luck and have fun, those are our two favorite MI state parks!!

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