Palms Book State Park (Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park is located at the northern terminus of state highway M-149, a fifteen minute drive north of US-2 at Thompson. It is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. "The Big Spring" is the largest in Michigan - forty feet deep and over 10,000 gallons of clear water gush per minute from the fissures in the underlying limestone. Crystal clear, 45 degree water supports a large raft from which you can view this beautiful, giant spring and its inhabitants.
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Seul Choix Point Light
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (pronounced SIS-SHWA) in nearby Gulliver, Michigan was built to light the way for the increasing number of vessels carrying the iron ore that was being shipped out of Escanaba,MI. Seul Choix Point Lighthouse is now a community park for everyone to enjoy. Built: 1895 this light, whose name is French for "only choice", was once the center of a thriving fishing community in the only harbor of refuge along this stretch of Lake Michigan. Today, the lighthouse complex is the only thing that remains active.
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Fayette State Park & Historic Townsite
Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.
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Indian Lake State Park Indian Lake State Park
Indian lake State Park is located on 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 lake was once called M'O'Nistique Lake. According to surveyor records dated 1850, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the Lake.
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Boardwalk The Boardwalk on Lake Michigan
The Boardwalk runs down the Lake Michigan shore in the town of Manistique. Go for an early morning walk or take an afternoon and picnic in the park. You can view the Manistique Lighthouse or ships passing by. It is a wonderfull way to spend a day.
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Seney National Wildlife Refuge Seney National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center are located on Highway M-77 approximately 3 miles north of Germfask, Michigan and 15 miles northwest of Curtis, Michigan. It is one of the best wildlife excursions you can make, it is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Hiawatha National Forest The Hiawatha National Forest
The Hiawatha National Forest is located in Michigan and encompasses about 879,600 acres. It is composed of two units, stretching from Lake Michigan, on its southern border, to Lake Superior in the north.
Map - USDA Forest Service
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Thompson Fish Hatchery Thompson State Fish Hatchery
The Thompson Fish Hatchery is located about eight miles west of Manistique on County Road 149. It is one of six hatcheries operated by the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and is open for tours. Most of the hatchery's annual production is cold water species such as brook trout, splake, brown trout, rainbow trout and chinook salmon most of which is planted in Upper Peninsula waters.
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Kewadin Casino Kewadin Casino, Manistique, Michigan
Kewadin Casino, located in Manistique, offers all the excitement of a full-size casino, featuring Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Bingo, Keno, Roulette and slot machines. Complimentary casino shuttle services available to all hotels. Try your luck and join the millions of players who take their chances, become high rollers, or beat the odds at the area's largest gaming complex.
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Water Tower
The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.
 

Bishop Baraga Shrine
During his lifetime, Baraga founded many missions in northern Michigan. The original Indian Lake mission, the third of Baraga's faith, was built in anticipation of his first visit to the area in May of 1832. The chapel, built by local Chippewas, used traditional Indian construction methods and materials such as logs and bark. The Bishop Baraga Shrine near Indian Lake includes a chapel, Indian dwellings, and buildings open to the public.
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Rainey Wildlife Area
A hiking trail that passes through maple, yellow birch, and mixed conifer habitat takes hikers over boardwalks and through wet areas, leading to an elevated observation platform that provides a feeling of remoteness with outstanding opportunities for viewing wildlife.
 

Dining Out

Big Boy Restaurant
720 E. Lakeshore Dr. - Manistique
(906) 341-6941
fax (906) 586-3036
Cedar St Cafe
220 S. Cedar St. - Manistique
(906) 341-2469
Clyde's
Chippewa Ave - Manistique
(906) 341-6021
Emerald City Espresso
201 Deer St. - Manistique
(906) 341-4855
Floyd's Family Restaurant
283 South Cedar St. - Manistique
(906) 341-0245
Hardee's Restaurant
350 E. US-2 - Manistique
(906) 341-8433
Main St Pizza
203 S. Cedar St. - Manistique
(906) 341-6966
Subway
370 E. US-2 - Manistique
(906) 341-3488
Teddy's
100 S 2nd St. - Manistique
(906) 341-8212
Three Mile Supper Club
8555 W County Rd. 442 - Manistique
(906) 341-8048
Three Seasons Cafe
6770 W Us Highway 2 - Manistique (906) 341-3463
The Upper Crust Cafe & Deli
375 Traders Point Dr. - Manistique
(906) 341-2253

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