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Episode #1806

“A U.P. Adventure”

Episode #1806 Travel planner

Mother Nature abounds in this wilderness gem called the Upper Peninsula. If you like to explore the scenic country then join us as we find adventure at the Pine Marten Run Trail, Ashford Lake Pathway and the Colwell Lake Trail just to name a few.

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Seul Choix Point Light

Seul Choix Point Light

Location: 672 N West Gulliver Lake Road | Gulliver, MI 49840
Phone: (906) 283-3183

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 in 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.

Seney Wildlife Refuge

Seney Wildlife Refuge

Location: 1674 Refuge Entrance Road | Seney, Michigan 49883
Phone: (906) 586-9851
Visitor Center: Open May 15th - October 20th | 9am - 5pm Daily

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. Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the east-central portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, halfway between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The 95,238 acre refuge encompasses the 25,150 acre Seney Wilderness Area, which contains the Strangmoor Bog National Natural Landmark.

Treasure City

Treasure City Manistique

Location: 5711 W US-2 | Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-2364

The largest gift shop in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Treasure City remains a landmark for locals and tourists alike in Manistique, Michigan. Individuals from all over the world come to Treasure City for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The gift shop has 10,000 square feet of retail shopping and a variety of merchandise with something for everyone.

Palms Book State Park

Palms Book State Park

Location: M-149 (a mile north of the Co Rd 455 junction) | Manistique MI, 49854
Approximate Size: 388 Acres
Phone: (906) 341-2355

Palms Book 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. Two hundred feet across, the 40-foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Fayette Historic State Park

Fayette Historic State Park

Location: 4785 II Road | Garden, Michigan 49835
Phone: (906) 644-2603

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 completly 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.

Thompson State Fish Hatchery

Thompson State Fish Hatchery

Location: 944 South State Highway M-149 | Manistique, MI
Phone: (906) 341-5587

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.

Manistique Boardwalk & Riverwalk

Manistique Boardwalk

Location: along Lake Michigan | Manistique, Michigan 49854

The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk extends 1.83 miles from the eastern city limits passing under the US-2 Bridge into the downtown district. The Boardwalk offers its users a fishing pier, access to the east breakwater light, picnic grounds, and abundant nature and wildlife to enjoy. 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.