Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn of Curtis Michigan
Upper Michigan Attractions
Welcome to our Eastern Upper Peninsula Attractions, all within 60 miles of Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn of Curtis, Michigan. Explore our endless array of nearby attractions, including waterfalls, lighthouses, rivers, springs, museums, tours, our pristine lakeshores, and more.
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|Northern Hardwoods Cross Country Ski Area - Seney National Wildlife Refuge|
The Norther Hardwoods cross country ski trail offers miles of fun for skiers of all ages and abilities.
The Northern Hardwoods Cross-Country Ski Area offers skiers over 9 miles of groomed trails. Explore the beauty of the Northwoods as you ski through a mature stand of sugar maple, beech, and yellow birch. View magnificent old growth forest, marshes, and the frozen beauty of the Manistique River. Novices and advanced skiers alike will discover trails that are challenging, fun, and full of wildlife.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, please follow these guidelines:
ski during daylight hours only
tell friends or family where you will be skiing
motorized vehicles are prohibited on ski trails
no dogs allowed
| ||Nature's Kennel|
Take a dog sled ride or tour.
"The excitement of Alaska, without the airfare" --Susan Ager, tour guest and columnist for the Detroit Free Press
Take the trip of a lifetime! Join us for our seventh season of unforgettable winter adventures! Owners Ed and Tasha Stielstra invite you to share a bit of sled dog magic!
Reserve your trip now for the 2009-2010 season! New trips, new schedules, and excited sled dogs!
| ||Tahquamenon Falls River Boat Cruise and the Famous Toonerville Trolley|
River boat and Train Ride to the Tahquamenon Falls
A 6 1/2 hour combination narrow gaugetrain and river boat cruise to our private acess at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Great way to observe fall bird migration and colors. Family owned and operated. Family packages available.
Within 30 miles - Within 60 miles
Within 60 Miles
|Crisp Point Lighthouse|
Crisp Point Lighthouse, Luce County, MI
Crisp Point was one of five Lake Superior U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations along the coast between Munising and Whitefish Point. It is located about fourteen miles west of Whitefish Point. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876 as Life Saving Station Number Ten, of the U.S. Life-Saving Service District 10 (it was later part of District 11) . Crisp Point inherited its name from one of the Life Saving Station keepers, an iron-willed boatman named Christopher Crisp. The other four Life-Saving Stations were Vermillion Point (now Vermilion), Two Heart River, Deer Park (formerly Sucker River Station and Muskallonge Lake Station) and Grand Marais.
Crisp Point Lighthouse was first proprosed in 1896 and every year thereafter until finally approved in June of 1902. The land was purchased--fifteen acres--at a price of $30.00. The deed was dated May 21, 1903.
Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours
Watch as history comes alive as you discover turn-of-the-century shipwrecks preserved by Lake Superiors frigid waters. While aboard the Miss Munising or the Fireball, view these doomed vessels that lay on the bottom of the bay where they met their fates when the tempestuous lake displayed its violent powers.
This two-hour tour covers a distance of about 10 miles and features sights both above and below the water.
For years vessels could only be seen by divers, but now, through specially designed through-the-hull glass viewing areas, everyone can experience the amazing shipwrecks.
With up to 50 feet of visibility, its clear viewing of the Bermuda, the Scow Schooner, and the Herman H. Hettler.
Saturday before Memorial Day through first week of June: 1:00 pm.
Remainder of June: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm.
July, August through Labor Day (Sept. 6): 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
Remainder of September: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm.
October 1 - 10th: 1:00 pm.
Children 6-12: $12
Under 5: Free
Open rain or shine.
|Pictured Rocks - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
The amazing Pictured Rocks stretch for about 15 miles along Lake Superior.
The Pictured Rocks stretch for about 15 miles along Lake Superior from Sand Point on the west to just after Spray Falls on the east.
Colorful and bold, the Pictured Rocks tower 50 to 200 feet directly from Lake Superior. The name "Pictured Rocks" comes from the streaks of mineral stain that decorate the face of the weather-sculpted cliffs. Sandstone cliffs of ochre, tan, and brown - sandwiched with layers of white, green, orange, and black - glisten against the cloud-streaked sky and clear waters of Lake Superior.
Miners Castle provides a wonderful vista of the Pictured Rocks cliffs. At Sand Point, the cliffs are off in the distance.
The North Country National Scenic Trail extends the length of the lakeshore, providing beautiful views along the trail for both backpackers and day hikers.
| ||Log Slide - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
Legend has it that logs sent down the dry log chute would generate enough friction to cause the chute to catch fire.
Located about 7 miles west of Grand Marais on Alger County Road H-58, then almost 1 mile north on Log Slide Road.
Today the chute is gone, but the lumberjack stories still linger as you gaze out over the Grand Sable Banks and Dunes. This is a good place to glimpse the Au Sable Light Station to the west and the Grand Sable Banks and Grand Marais to the east.
|Miners Beach - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
This beautiful beach stretches for one mile along Lake Superior.
Located about 6.5 miles east of Munising on Alger County Road H-58, then six miles north on Miners Castle Road.
A picnicker and beach walker's delight, Miners Beach stretches for one mile along Lake Superior where waves roll in to polish beach cobbles. Miners River is popular for steelhead fishing in spring and fall.
**Whenever at a beach, be aware of rip currents, powerful currents of water moving away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea.
|Sand Point Beach - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
This beach is a popular spot to walk along and to watch the sunset over Lake Superior.
The Sand Point beach is a popular spot for walking in the evening to watch the sun go down over Munising Bay. Beach enthusiasts enjoy the long expanse of Lake Superior shore, though the water is often too cold for even the hardiest swimmers.
The Sand Point Marsh Trail, a half-mile disabled accessible interpretive trail, features a large print brochure for visually impaired visitors. Sand Point is a good place to look for warblers in spring and fall.
Nearby at former Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station, a 36-foot self-righting motor lifeboat is on display in the boathouse from May through October. Park headquarters is also located on Sand Point.
Located about four miles northeast of Munising, at the end of Sand Point Road.
|Spray Falls - Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreThis remote waterfall cascades directly into Lake Superior. A shipwreck lies at the base of these falls in 20 feet of water.|
This remote waterfall is best viewed from the water though it may be seen from along the North Country Trail. Spray Falls plunges about 70 feet over the Pictured Rocks cliffs directly into Lake Superior. The 1856 shipwreck "Superior" lies at the base of the falls in 20 feet of water.
Located about 1.75 miles northeast of Chapel Beach.
|Sable Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
Sable Falls tumbles 75 feet over several cliffs.
Sable Falls tumbles 75 feet over several cliffs of Munising and Jacobsville sandstone formations on its way to Lake Superior. The first viewing platform is down a staircase with 169 steps. The hike from the parking area to this staircase steps is short.
The trail continues past the falls and down the canyon. It is about a half-mile to the beach as Sable Creek as it winds its way to Lake Superior.
Pets are not permitted on the Sable Falls trails, but are allowed in the parking lot and picnic area.
|Chapel Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
A brisk 1.5 mile walk past abundant stands of jewel weed, leads hikers to view the 60 foot high Chapel Falls.
The trail is on an old roadbed with several small hills. Two viewing platforms along the way provide views of the scenic Chapel Basin. The trail continues to Chapel Rock and Lake Superior.
Located about 15 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58, then about 5 miles north to the end of Chapel Road.
Pets are prohibited on all trails in the Chapel area.
|Bridalveil Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
Bridalveil Falls are only viewable by water or from a distance at Miners Castle.
Located about a half-mile northeast of Miners Beach along the Pictured Rocks cliffs.
Bridalveil Falls are only viewable by water or from a distance at Miners Castle. The falls cannot be seen from atop or from the North Country National Scenic Trail.
This is a seasonal waterfall that slows to a trickle in the summer and fall. Bridalveil Falls is often featured on postcards and publications about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
|Miners Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
The Miners River drops about 50 feet over a sandstone outcrop, creating this gorgeous waterfall.
Located about five miles north of Alger County Road H-58 off Miners Castle Road. The hike from the parking area to the waterfall is 1.2 miles round-trip.
A gravel path through the northwoods leads to two overlooks. The Miners Falls Nature Trail views the Miners Basin along the way. The Miners River drops about 50 feet over a sandstone outcrop, creating this gorgeous waterfall.
There are 77 steps down to the lower viewing platform at the falls. This is an especially beautiful trail in the springtime with abundant wildflowers.
Pets are not permitted on the trail to Miners Falls, but are allowed in the parking lot and picnic area.
|Munising Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore|
This easily accessable waterfall is nearly 50 feet tall and only 2 miles from downtown Munising.
This waterfall is a part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 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.
The trail is fully accessible to the central falls viewing platform. Please stay on the paved trail. Pets are permitted on the trail to Munising Falls.
Miners Castle - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Castle is one of the icons of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, towering for centuries along the shoreline.
Located about 6.5 miles east of Munising on Alger County Road H-58, then five miles north on Miners Castle Road.
Miners Castle is the most famous formation of the Pictured Rocks, and is accessible by vehicle and short trails.
Beginning at the picnic area, a paved foot trail leads past interpretive exhibits to breathtaking overlooks of Lake Superior and Grand Island. Stairs and a steeper trail lead to the lower overlook adjacent to Miners Castle.
There are many things to do here, besides taking great pictures:Hike to the three overlooks, picnic here while watching for a bald eagle, hike to Miners Beach (pets prohibited), drive to Miners Beach, hike to Miners Lake (pets prohibited), hike to Sand Point, hike to Mosquito Beach (pets prohibited).
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises
Discover the natural wonders of the water on this incredible journy through Lake Superior.
Be sure to bring your camera! This 2 1/2 to 3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore shows the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior and the masterpieces of colors and rock formations found nowhere else in the world.
The boat cruises have been operating for over 50 years, and specialize in comfort and safety.
The tour is 37 miles long, and passes points such as Lovers Leap, Grand Portal, Miners Castle, and Indian Head. All the points are described by your captian. One daily cruise passes by Spray Falls. (Please call or see the current schedule for times.) There is no additional charge for the Spray Falls trip.
All vessels have enclosed heated cabins, restrooms, stabilizers and cushioned seats for your comfort and safety.
On site kennel services are available free of charge.
Operates rain or shine - lake conditions permitting.
Adults: $33.00, Children (6-12): $5.00, Children (5 and Under): Free
Refunds: You will get a 50% refund or a free future ticket (your choice) if the tour makes it to East Channel Light House and Miners Castle but does not make a complete trip because of the weather. Trips that do not make it to Miners Castle will be given a full refund.
| ||Grand Island National Recreation Area|
Hike, bike, explore ~ nature at its best!
Located 1/2 mile off the mainland, Grand Island is owned and managed by Hiawatha National Forest and most of the 21-square-mile island is available for exploration. Regularly scheduled ferries transport guests from Munising to Williams Landing. No cars are allowed - the best way to enjoy the island is by bike. Renting is available for those without their own bike. A 23-mile trail offers hikers and bikers lakeshore access to 300-foot cliffs and long sandy beaches.
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