big bay de noc fayette, garden corners, upper peninsulaExploring the Big Bay de Noc Area west of Manistique, MI.

Includes Rapid River, Fayette, Garden Peninsula, Garden Corners,
Cooks and Indian Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

 

Lodging, Cabins, Cottages, B&B's, Businesses, Attractions and Recreation at the south edge of the Hiawatha National Forest by Big Bay de Noc (Map)

LODGING amd BUSINESS
Big Bay Getaway Motel, Highway US 2, Cooks MI 49817. Phone 906-644-2893. All rooms have view of Big Bay de Noc. Sandy Lake Michigan beach and swimming area. Near Fayette. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Plenty of parking for trailers. Good fishing and hunting. Open year round. At the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest. Pets welcome.

Deatrick's Camp 440 Rental Cabin on West Branch Lake, 10 minutes north of Nahma Junction in the Hiawatha National Forest. Two-bedroom cottage with 1 & 1/2 baths. Bunk bed sleeping area and a futon in the living room. Sleeps up to 8 guests. Complete kitchen. The lake has a sand bottomed beach that is perfect for the children. Pontoon, fishing boat, and paddle boats included or bring your boat for water sports. Easy snowmobile and ATV trail access. Pets with prior approval. N477 Tanglewood Drive, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone: 906-202-3270.

Hiawatha Resort and the Midway General Store, deep in the Hiawatha National Forest, N251 Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, Michigan 49895. Phone 906-573-2933. About 25 miles north of Garden Corners, on Blue Lake. 6 rental cabins. Open year round. Cabins sleep from 3 to 6. Canoes and fishing boats with cabins. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Fishing boat will be placed on any of the over 100 lakes within 10 miles of the resort.

New Listing: Jack Pine Lodge, Resort, and Campground is located 20 minutes northwest of Manistique in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campground offers 27 sites with electric and water hook-ups, new shower house, and designated horse sites. Six 1-3 bedroom cabins. Wi-Fi. On the ORV and Snowmobile trail. Gas available. Restaurant and Lounge open daily at noon. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94
, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906) 573-2414

Kenbuck Resort, 14844 LL Road, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone (906) 573-2237 or 1-877-KENBUCK for reservations. Kenbuck is a great sportsman's resort with 5 housekeeping cabins. These secluded cabins are deep in the Hiawatha National Forest, 100 lakes within 10 miles of the cabins, outstanding fishing and hunting, real snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 10 miles north of Manistique.

Stutts Creek Retreat is located 15 minutes southeast of Munising in the Hiawatha National Forest. Located on a hill overlooking Stutts Creek, the cottage is air-conditioned and will sleep from 8 to 12 guests. The 5.5 acres of private wooded grounds offer a perfect get away. The living room is furnished with leather furniture and a 48” Satellite TV. Complete kitchen with dishwasher and lots of extras.  Laundry. Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Stutts Creek Retreat, 8185 Old State Road 94, Manistique, MI. Phone: 317-716-5864.

Thunder Lake Getaway is a comfortable cedar log cabin across the road from Thunder Lake near Manistique, MI. Private lake access with dock for fishing and boating. Located on 4 acres of wooded land by the Hiawatha National Forest. Cabin has one bedroom with a loft and a complete kitchen. Pets Welcome. Easy access to ATV and snowmobile trails and near many area attractions. 11624W Ramsdam Road, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: 906-286-0303 or 906-286-1224.

White Fawn Lodge and Cabins and the Forest Glen General Store. Phone: 906-573-2999. Located on Town Lake in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, 23 miles north of Nahma Junction. N1871 Federal Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, MI 49895. Cabins have 2-4 bedrooms with full kitchens and the Lodge contains rooms and suites with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Private sand beach. Excellent fishing. Great spot for the outdoor enthusiast. On the snowmobile trails. Boat, Motor, ATV, and Snowmobile Rentals. Phone 906-573-2655.

 
ATTRACTIONS
Big Springs, Kitch-iti-kipi, Michigan's largest spring. Named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians. The Big Spring" is two hundred feet across and forty feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from many fissures in underlying limestone, the flow continuing throughout the year at a constant 45 degree temperature. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. In the Hiawatha National Forest.

Fayette Historic Village, Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. After the Civil War, Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock and several charcoal kilns. Nearly five hundred residents lived in and near the town that existed to make pig iron. Today, visitors to Fayette State Park see nineteen structures including several public and commercial buildings, residences which housed the people of Fayette, and the stabilized ruins of the furnace complex.

Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 6 miles long and 3 miles wide. The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor enthusiast. The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and berry picking. Two modern campgrounds offer the camper a wide choice of campsites

Seul Choix Lighthouse, known locally as the Haunted Lighthouse. Seul Choix Point marks a tiny harbor located on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Museum and Gift Shop. Climb the tower for an awesome view of Lake Michigan. This harbor was the last stop for refuge before coming to the Straits of Mackinac, some sixty miles to the west. The lighthouse and museum are open from Memorial Day through mid September, seven days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Village Artisans of Garden is a delightful Art Gallery filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. Enjoy the beautiful paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, jewelry, fabrics, metal creations, wood turning, baskets, glass blowing, stained glass, home made jams, interesting books, plus much more. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025

 

RECREATION
Family Fun Park in Escanaba is a wonderful spot for the whole family to try our fun activities.  Drive a Go-Kart on our banked track or cool off on a Kamikaze Bumper Boat ride in our pool.  We offer Adventure Golf with waterfalls and other hazards, Batting Cages for batting practice in a netted area with pitching machines, and Bank-Shot Basketball. Lots of fun for everyone. Open at noon during the summer months.  Located just 2 blocks from Highways US-2 & US-41. Family Fun Park, 2929 3rd Ave. North,  Escanaba, MI 49829. Phone: (906) 789-9386

Pine Martin Horse Trail in the Hiawatha National Forest. Woodland trail with trailside camping. Parking area for trailers.

 

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