big bay de noc fayette, garden corners, upper peninsula

Exploring 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)

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.

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. Bar and Grill 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. 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, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Close to the Pine Marten Run, 10 miles north of Manistique.

Whispering Pines Resort offers 5 rental cabins on the shores of Thunder Lake surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest.  Cabins have 2 bedrooms with a wood-burning fireplace in one cabin. Wi-Fi. Satellite TV. Direct trail access to ATV and snowmobile trails. Great spot for year round outdoor fun or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful setting on Thunder Lake. Nightly or weekly rentals. Pet Friendly 11639W Ramsdam Road, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: 906-573-2480


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


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


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Fayette Historic State Park


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