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
Fayette Historical Village 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.
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.
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 over 300 campsites
The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor recreationist.
The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and berry picking.
Big Bay Getaway Motel, Highway US 2, Cooks MI 49817. Phone 906-644-2893. All rooms have view of Big Bay de Noc. Sandy beach and swimming area on Lake Michigan. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Plenty of parking for trailers. Good fishing and hunting. Open year round. Pets accepted.
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 on Blue Lake, deep in the Hiawatha National Forest. N251 Forest Hwy 13. Phone 906-573-2933. About 20 miles north of Nahma Junction and 35 miles northwest of Rapid River. 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.
Sam's Hiawatha Log Cabin in the Hiawatha National Forest. 15711 Federal Forest Highway 13. Phone: 231-547-4136 (home), 231-649-1908 (cell). Located16 miles north of US-2 in the Central U.P.. Two-bedroom newly built log cabin with a loft that will sleep 4 comfortably. Bathroom with shower. Complete kitchen. Cabin has knotty pine interior with a wood-burning fireplace in the living area. Near 25 lakes for fishing and canoeing. Easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pets with prior approval.
New Listing: 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.
Lodging in Manistique, Michigan, east of Fayette State Park on US-2
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
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