The Turnip Rock is a natural rock formation just off the Michigan shore. It is said to be part of the mainland centuries ago but due to natural causes and the waves thumping across its base it acquired a turnip-like figure, hence its name.
The area is a popular site for kayaking. The water trail leading to Turnip Rock is a shallow, mostly undeveloped shore where you see many bird species. The stone formation itself has 20 feet trees and squirrels but little else. A concrete collar has been built around by the waterline to delay or prevent the wearing of the base.