Big Springs “Kitch-iti-kipi”
No visit to the area is complete without a trip to the Palms Book State Park. North on M-149, 12 miles from Manistique. Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring. It is 200’ in diameter, 42' deep and delivers 16,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute. You can ride the raft for a beautiful view across the spring. A must see!!!
Bishop Baraga Shrine & Indian Lake Mission Chapel
Frederick Baraga (1797 - 1868) also called the "Snowshoe Priest" left his comfortable home in Slovenia in 1832 to begin his missionary work in the Great Lakes region. On May 15, 1932 The Rt Reverend Fredrick Baraga blessed his first church on Indian Lake. It was built with the enthusiastic help of the local Chippewa Indians and dedicated "To the honor of God under the name and patronage of His Virginal Mother Mary" The restored site includes the chapel, where occasionally an outdoor Catholic Mass is held, several Indian dwellings, and an old Indian cemetery.
Environmental Education Lab
Hike, enjoy the six different trails, learn about the forest & all it has to offer. Observation Platform, Interpretive Trails, Main Trail Loop, Manistique Papers Boardwalk. Three miles East of Manistique,1 mile North, 1 1/2 miles on Krummich Rd.
Fayette State Park
Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured pig iron, 1867 & 1891. This well preserved museum village recalls a time in history that an immigrant population shared daily hardships, joys, & sorrows.On lake Michigan w/ white cliffs & forest.
Hiawatha National Forest
Named after Longfellow's poem "the Song of Hiawatha", the Hiawatha National Forest is located in the Central and Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Forest encompasses 880,000 acres, and receives over 1.5 million recreational visits per year. The Forest affords visitors access to white sand beaches and relatively undeveloped shorelines along three of America's Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan and Huron. The Manistique Ranger District has much more information on the Forest for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities. Their contact Number is (906)-341-5666.
WIDTH : max. 3.1mi. LENGTH: 7 mi DEPTH : 18ft. Max BOTTOM :SHOALS- Mostly sand, Deep - mostly peat with trace sand. GAME FISH : northern pike, muskellunge, walleyes, sunfish
With 3 State Parks on this lake what more can we say about it. Indian Lake is a year-round playground. Stay at one of the many private resorts and campgrounds, or stay at either the South shore or West shore State Park. The third park is the Big Spring which flows directly into Indian Lake. Remember, there's boating, fishing, swimming, golf and lots more!! Winter brings some of the areas best ice fishing!
Indian Lake Golf & Country CLub
Indian Lake Golf Course has a full 18 holes of golf to offer. It's beautiful location overlooking Indian Lake is an added treat for golfers enjoying it's superbly conditioned fairways and greens. The golf club is open to the public. Call ahead for tee times at 341-5600.