|Upper Michigan Attractions, Eastern Upper Peninsula Attractions, Curtis Michigan Attractions|
Tahquamenon Falls, Big Springs, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Garlyn Zoo, Oswald's Bear Ranch, Toonerville Trolley, Pictured Rocks
|The Eastern Upper Michigan offers vacationers to our Curtis, Michigan Area a number of excellent attractions for those ready for adventure. |
During your visit, you, your friends, and family will be surrounded by forests, wildlife, tours, trails, historical sites, waterfalls, and other natural attractions. Our location on Big Manistique Lake will center amid these great things to see and do. Please call or email us today to ensure your reservations and adventure!
|>>Tahquamenon Falls State Park|
Within the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you will find the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls and many activities such as birding, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more. The areas wildlife abound and by chance you may see black bear, whitetail deer, moose, and other wildlife.
The Tahquamenon river was made famous in the Longfellow poem Hiawatha. According to Indian lore, the origin of the name Tahquamenon is attributed to the water's amber color, which is the result of leaching of tanic acid from the cedar and hemlock swamps that feed the river. The Tahquamenon is special in many ways. One little known fact is that it is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest.
|Erickson Cultural Center - Curtis, Michigan|
CCAC is a Michigan nonprofit corporation dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit of individuals of all ages by providing educational, cultural and physical activity opportunities in the Curtis area. The new Erickson Cultural Center is now open. Although this is not your typical attraction, this facility holds many events, plays, exhibits art, and is an incredible addition to the community and is a must see.
|>>Seney National Wildlife Refuge|
Over 88,000 visitors come to explore the Seney National Wildlife Refuge each year. The refuge is comprised of 95,212 acres of wilderness, swamps, islands, and lakes. Animals abound and thrive within the safe haven of The Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful Trumpeter Swans, osprey, deer, loons, moose, deer, turtles, geese, fish, eagles, and more will welcome your visit! Fishing is permitted on the refuge in designated areas, with a Michigan fishing licence.
SENEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1674 Refuge Entrance Road
SENEY, MICHIGAN 49883 Phone: 906-586-9851
GarLyn Zoo is a small "mom and pop" family owned business. The zoo sits on a 30 acre parcel of land at the very top of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is surrounded by thousands of acres of state and federal forests. The Zoo features native and exotic animals from around the world.
|>>Oswald's Bear Ranch|
This complex is the Largest (bear only) Bear Ranch in the entire United States! We are found only in the Wild Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls.
|>>Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
Multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and the forest of the Lake Superior shoreline beckon visitors to explore this 73,000 acre park. These cliffs of limestone are existing today because of the lime/sand stone named the Munising Formation. Located in the center of the Upper Peninsula, visit this site for more details.
Many visitors and vacationers to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan enjoy the Pictured Rocks by Tour Boat. It is relaxing, educational, fun, and the views are breath taking!! There are also fishing charter boats that can guide your way to a great catch on Lake Superior!
The TOONERVILLE TROLLEY, an authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the train line is your first view of the beautiful Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.
|>>Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum|
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.
|>>Tahquamenon River Logging Museum|
The Tahquamenon Logging Museum and Nature Study, located just 1 1/2 miles North of Newberry Michigan, invites you to come to their museum and park to explore the original buildings and memorabilia from lumberjack days of the past. Come and see the original C.C.C. buildings full of old photos, models and original logging equipment. Eat a real lumberjack's breakfast in the Authentic Cookshack made over a wood stove with home made care and goodness. Stroll along the boardwalk and nature trail and see part of the Tahquamenon Forest. The Tahquamenon River is nestled along this beautiful trail, where blue herons, ducks, birds and other wildlife abound.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Enjoy riding through the Soo Locks and navigating in the St. Mary’s River.
Horses, History & Hospitality - Mackinac Island is nestled in the straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet. American, Great Lakes and Michigan history is rich on the Island, from military to commerce to the who's who of days gone by, everyone will enjoy the opportunity to enrich themselves while visiting Mackinac Island.
The five-mile bridge, including approaches, and the world's longest suspension bridge between cable anchorages, had been designed by the great engineer Dr. David B. Steinman.
|>>Two Hearted River|
Click here for map of the Two Hearted River - Legendary river from the author Earnest Hemmingway! It's a beautiful river that has been designated as one of Michigan's Wild Rivers.