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Area Attractions

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Fayette State Park

Fayette Historic State Park blends nature and history with a Historic Townsite of a once bustling industrial community.  Visitors can learn about the town through guided tours and information from the Visitor Center, or simply by walking through the townsite and exploring on their own.  Walk through restored buildings like the town hotel and a cabin, built to replicate the homes residents of Fayette used to live.  Interpretive panels provide information to transport visitors back in time and tell the story of the town.

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Big Springs Kitch-iti-kipi

Michigan’s Largest Spring.  Named the “Mirror of Heaven” by the early Indians.  Located in Palms Book State Park.  Kitch-iti-kipi is located just west of Manistique at Palms Book State Park.  Go 6 miles west of Manistique on US 2 to Thompson, take M-149 north for 12 miles to the park.  One of the Upper Peninsula’s major attractions, Kitch-iti-kipi or “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 so the spring never freezes and can be enjoyed any season of the year.

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Thompson Historical Site

The silent stones of the dock are the final monument to the last port of call of the famous “Christmas Tree Ship”, the Rouse Simmons. On November 22, 1912, she left Thompson Harbor loaded with Christmas Trees for Chicago. This site tells her story.

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Thompson Fish Hatchery

The Thompson site is the only state hatchery to produce Atlantic Salmon, they also have Brown & Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Walleye & Northern Musky. Indoor & outdoor facilities. A great educational experience.

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Stony Point Golf Course

Stony Point Golf Course is open to the public, located on US-2 just 2 miles West of Manistique, discriminating golfers find a memorable round of golf in a scenic UP setting. Their bent grass fairways and greens provide a country club feel at family friendly prices. Tee time available 341-3419.

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Siphon Bridge - Deer St. - Manistique, MI

Built in 1919, it was 300′ long, 66′ wide & 20′ depth.The feed flume was 3,000’long, 200’wide & had a flow of 650,000 gallons per hour. In Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Siphon Bridge was famed because the roadway was below the water level of the river. Today the flume is no longer used by Manistique Papers and to avoid possible flooding, the East wall of the flume was lowered by ten feet, allowing the Manistique River to return to it’s natural level. The bridge is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

Pronounced Sis-Shwa, meaning “Only Choice” the Lighthouse became operational in 1892 & provided a much needed reference point & refuge on Lake Michigan. Museum & Tower Tours available. Check out their website here.

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, by the Civilian Conservation Corps.In this nearly 96,000 acres of diverse habitat, live a wide variety of wildlife species.

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Rainy Wildlife Area

A wonderful opportunity to view nature and the surrounding ecosystem. The 1/4 mile trail & boardwalk, winds through stands of maple,yellow birch, & mixed conifers, leads to a observation platform with a unique view.

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Mead Self-Guided Sustainable Forestry Auto Tour

Mead Paper Products maintains a self-guided tour through nearby reforested lands. The 3.6 mile tour is meant to familiarize you with Mead’s commitment to sustainable forestry. Brochures at Chamber of Commerce. (906) 341-5010

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Manistique Harbor

The Marina has 23 slips available to boaters from mid-May through September. Bathroom facilities are accessible & a walkway to downtown area is provided. (906) 341-2290. SERVICES Radio (Ch. 16, 9 & 68) – Transient Dockage – Gasoline – Water & Ice

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Manistique Water Tower

The Manistique Water Tower & pumping station, completed in 1922, holds a 200,000 gallon water tank. The building is octagonal & is built in the Romanesque style, remained operational until 1966. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Manistique Marina

The Manistique Marina has 23 slips available to boaters from mid-May through September. Bathroom and shower facilities are accessible and a walkway to Manistique’s downtown area is provided. For Marina information call 341-2290.

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Lake Michigan Roger's Park

Rogers Park is four miles west of Manistique. This provides a perfect location for swimming, walking the shoreline or for enjoying a picnic.

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Manistique East Breakwater Light

The Manistique East Breakwater Light is a landmark along the northern shore of Lake Michigan in Manistique. You can access the break wall via the boardwalk from Lakeview Park. Stop in at the Chamber or call if you need directions.

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Manistique Boardwalk

Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk that stretches along Lake Michigan’s north shoreline. It’s an easy level 2 mile walk for everyone to enjoy the beautiful sunrises, sunsets, or the day. The wood and cement boardwalk features three bridges, several benches, observation and interpretation areas, and a great view of the Manistique Light! Parking is available at various points along the walk. This is refreshing, relaxing & serene.

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Kewadin Casino

What you Kewadin for? Kewadin Casino, locaed five miles east of Manistique, offers a full variety of slots and gaming tables, a Restaurant, and Sports Bar are on site.

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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.

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Indian Lake

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! 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.

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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.

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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.

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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, 1832 The Rt Reverend Fredrick Baraga blessed his first church on Indian Lake.