A large, heavily forested island (49.44 square miles) just east of Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Home to about 633 people (as of the 2000 U.S. census), it's quite possibly home to more deer than people--not that that's a bad thing...
Not much happened (or happens) here on a world-affecting scale: however, it was once nominated as a location for the United Nations. The University of Michigan operates the Chase Osborn Preserve, a 3200-acre nature preserve where former governor of Michigan Chase S. Osborn (1911-1913) is buried.
Quiet and thinly populated, yet fairly-close knit, Sugar Island Township is fairly typical for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are some small bed-and-breakfasts and resorts, as well as at least one restaurant and bar (the Islander House and Hilltop Bar, respectively). It's also a great home for U.P. Princes or deer camps.
Person #1: You've been to Sugar Island?
Person #2: Yeah... it wasn't too bad. Really quiet, though...