About Schoolcraft County

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Snowmobiler

 You don’t have to go far from the charming shops of historic downtown Manistique to find the wild side of Schoolcraft County. A nearly 2-mile boardwalk takes you along Lake Michigan with its abundance of shore birds. Your walk will end at Manistique East Breakwater Light and fishing pier where you can cast your line for steelhead and salmon in the spring and fall or watch some of the most stunning sunsets all year.

Or choose to go north from Lake Michigan and explore thousands of acres teeming with wildlife. It’s enthralling to watch otters slide down riverbanks, osprey soar across azure skies, or to spy elusive wolves, minks or beavers. Hike, paddle or ride an ATV in spring, summer and fall. Cross-country ski, snowshoe or snowmobile on trail systems from Indian Lake State Park to the Hiawatha National Forest. And while every season uses a palette of colors, fall drenches the landscape in the most brilliant golds and reds imaginable.

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Kitch-iti-Kipi in Palms Book State Park

Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” once featured the county’s amazing “Siphon Bridge,” which once crossed the Manistique River below water level. Or visit the Bishop Baraga Shrine and First Church historical marker to learn about the “Snowshoe Priest.” Read a marker that tells about the ill-fated “Christmas Tree Ship” whose last port-of-call was Manistique. Or join the fun at the county’s delightful music, classic car and food festivals.

Learn more: www.visitmanistique.com or 800/342-4282