8055 Frozen Stiff
Manistique Tourism Council
Episode: 8055 "FROZEN STIFF" Travel Planner
Winter is the season when Michigan’s Upper Peninsula truly sparkles and we will enjoy it all as we take in the beauty from the top of Munising Falls and then set out on snowshoes for the spectacular frozen Wagner Falls. We will snowmobile down M94 to the little town of Gulliver to try our hand at ice fishing. There are many ways to enjoy this winter wonderland and we will bring it to you as we explore the beautiful countryside from the inside of a snowmobile trail groomer. After today’s show when you think of a cozy winter getaway you will think “Michigan’s Upper Peninsula."
We have collected information and web links related to the area and combined them here with photos we took and video clips from the show in what we hope will be a helpful guide as you plan your trip. Feel free to select only one or two activities per day according to your family’s interests. For assistance or for more information, call the Manistique Tourism Council at 1 (800) 342-4282 Have fun!
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January / February 2011
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» Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
(15 photos)
» Environmental Lab
(14 photos)
» Sunset View Resort
on Indian Lake
(25 photos)
» Gulliver Lake
(19 photos)
» Wagner Falls
(23 photos)
» Munising Falls
(32 photos)
Related Information & Links
Snowshoes Waterfall Scenic WAGNER FALLS
Wagner Falls

This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls.

Waterfall Scenic MUNISING FALLS
Munising Falls

Walk the paved .25 mile trail up the cool shaded sandstone canyon along Munising Creek to the base of the falls. Two sets of stairs lead to platforms to view the 50 foot waterfall as it drops over a sandstone cliff. Watch for ferns, wildflowers, and an occasional mink.

Pine Marten Run

Pine Marten Run is a 26 mile system of hiking and horseback riding trails located in the Ironjaw Semi-primitive Area approximately 30 miles northwest of Manistique in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.

Kewadin Casino Manistique

Whenever you’re in Michigan's UP you're never far from a Kewadin Casino experience. And that means moments you’ll hold on to forever. From live entertainment to gaming promotions and events, there’s always something going on at Kewadin.


There are snowmobiling opportunities aplenty in Schoolcraft county with hundreds of miles of groomed trails leading off in every direction regardless of where you start. The snowmobile trail system from Manistique to Munising is one of the best in the state. One the reasons a trail is good for sledding is how it is groomed and the organization that handles it and Schoolcraft County has one of the best.  We started our tour in the garage where the maintenance and storage of the groomer is done.

Big Springs

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.

Environmental Lab

The Environmental Lab's purpose is for the environmental education of youths.  The property is located within three miles of most of the county's schools and contains a wide variety of flora, fauna, topography, soils and stages of succession.  Three state and federal grants, supported with local donations to match have allowed the project to develop and be successful.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is really a personal sport and a hard one to understand if you have never done it. If sitting in 20 below temperatures watching a hole in the ice for something to pull your bobber down sounds pretty miserable to most people, but not the avid ice fisherman. Our guides to some frozen stiff fishing would be Winch and Connie Dillard. Connie is the Manistique Chamber of Commerce Director and decided the best place to go would be Gulliver Lake right in the little town of Gulliver.


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