Baraga County

Bishop Baraga Shrine – Photo Credit: Tracey Barrett

Sometimes the best path to choose is not the easiest. In Baraga County that rings true again and again. But reaching such unspoiled places is worth a half day of adventuring to bring home a lifetime of memories. There are times when you want to spend your vacation in manmade resorts elbow-to-elbow with people. And then there are other times when you want to go to the places that inspired those humanarchitected amusement and waterparks. When you long for the real thing, pack your backpack or suitcase and come to Baraga County.

All are welcome at the Shrine of Bishop Baraga which begat Baraga County its name. Affectionately known as the Snowshoe Priest, Frederic Baraga would travel up to 700 miles to serve his churches. Depicted in copper, the likeness of Bishop Baraga stands watch sixty feet above the Keweenaw Bay. Watch shorebirds soar while contemplating which path to choose through the Bishop’s namesake Baraga County. Whether that’s a place of solitude, gathering up pretty stones and occasional beach glass on Second Sand Beach in L’Anse. Or whether that means traveling to the “Grand Canyon of Michigan” without leaving the state.

 

Wild West Meets the Autobaron

Canyon Falls
Photo credit: Eileen Rench

While Canyon Falls may not quite measure up to that attraction in Arizona, it is impressive nonetheless. Easily accessed from a roadside trail, you will delight in the spray of waterfalls and tumbling rapids. In spring, listen to the rumbling of the waterfall before you see it cascading thirty feet down over smooth black rock. The falls plummet over shelves the water has carved into a box canyon. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, join the cliff-jumpers who flock to this spot and plunge fifteen and thirty feet down into the cool river waters.You won’t have to battle crowds or pay high ticket prices to enjoy this canyon.

Stop into Historic Alberta Village to learn about Henry Ford’s unique connection to the area. This sawmill village was built by Ford and offers little known facts about the autobaron and his influence on the growth of the region.

Step into an untamed wilderness at Sturgeon River Gorge. Outfitted with a small campground, you will be able to sleep peacefully under the stars and wake up to a stunning patchwork of fall colors. The native hemlock, aspen, sugar maple, birch and basswood living alongside the pines are a feast for the senses. Enjoy a peaceful hike to the river where Sturgeon Falls drops sharply 20 feet over volcanic outcroppings. The river has carved out a gorge that is a stunning 350 feet deep and a mile across.

Mount Arvon

After looking into the belly of the gorge, head for the hills! At 1,979.238 feet Mount Arvon has recently edged out its Southwestern neighbor, Mt. Curwood, as the highest natural point in Michigan. The friendly rivalry continues as Arvon claims a towering eleven inch advantage. Follow the blue diamond trail past a beaver pond and sparkling waterfalls for a top-of-the-state view of Lake Superior in the distance. Mt. Arvon welcomes hikers and a road will take you within two miles of the summit if you prefer a shorter itinerary.

When you’ve exhausted Michigan’s version of mountains, “Grand Canyon” and gorge, take a spin and delight in the views along the coastline. Baraga County stretches along the shores of ever-changing Lake Superior and reaches down into the Ottawa National Forest. You can drive the twisty dirt road up Abbaye Peninsula to see the soul-stirring vistas of Point Abbaye’s sandstone shelf, Keweenaw Bay and the distant Huron Islands.

As captivating as Lake Superior’s coastline is, you will also enjoy boating, fishing (ice fishing in winter) and swimming in the county’s smaller lakes. The Huron River offers some of the best steelhead fishing in the U.P. Craig Lake State Park, Michigan’s most remote state park, offers you a place to see moose, wolves, black bear and other wildlife.

 

A Place for All Seasons

If you treasure fall color, Point Abbaye and the Skanee area will rival any “leaf peeping” place in the nation. Winter is a lovely season in Baraga County, best enjoyed on its 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Or you can renew your spirit along the peaceful Pinery Lakes Cross-Country Ski Trail east of L’Anse or snowshoe in the L’Anse Township Park and Campground.

When you have returned from your wilderness adventures, gather with others on summer evenings along the picturesque waterfront in L’Anse for Thursday night concerts. Or head over to Covington on Tuesdays for the open-air concerts. Whether you’re in the mood for backcountry adventures or relaxing along the shore, Baraga County offers the picture perfect escape.

 

Visitor Links

Learn more: www.baragacounty.org or 906/524-7444

Baraga County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

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Arvon Township Park

Park Rd
Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 524-6776

1 mi N of Skanee A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all traile
ATV Trails in Baraga County

Phone: (906) 524-7444
Website

28 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Baraga Plains Trail
Baraga Airport

12384 State Highway M38
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 524-5253
(906) 353-8683

Public Use Airport No Commercial Service
Baraga County Fairgrounds

Pelkie Rd
Pelkie, MI 49958

Baraga County Federal Credit Union

101 E Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6151
E-Mail Address: bcfcu@up.net
Website

Baraga Drive-In

1156 S Superior Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

900 S US Highway 41
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-7123
(855) 541-5953
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Open year round. On beautiful Keweenaw Bay. Non-smoking/smoking rooms. Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, gift
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Baraga Municipal Marina

100 E State St
Baraga, MI 49908

Baraga State Park/Nature Trail

1300 US Highway 41 S
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-6558
Website

Situated a quarter mile south of Baraga along US-41 and overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. Camping is avail
Baraga Village Ramp

Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 355-2256

Baraga - A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retri

27672 US Hwy 41
Twin Lakes, MI 49861

Phone: (906) 323-6144
Website

Welcome to the Bear Paw Inn — your base camp for adventure! 5 miles west of Michigamme in Three Lakes, southeast
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Bella Vista Bar

14463 Pequaming Rd
L'Anse, MI 49946

Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground

Big Eric's Rd
Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 353-6651
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Big Eric's Falls

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

From L'Anse, 19 miles NE on Skanee Rd, right on Eric's Rd, 1 mile to falls Access:  Little or No Trail
Big Lake State Forest Campground

Big Lake Rd
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 353-6651
Website

5 mi N of Watton. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trai
Birdseye Connection/Nature's Way Woodworking

21251 Model T Ln
Alberta, MI 49946

Bishop Baraga Shrine - Shrine Of The Snowshoe Priest

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7021

On the Red Rock Bluff overlooking Keweenaw Bay.
Burger King - L'Anse

330 Lanse Ave
L'Anse, MI 49946

Canteen Bar & Grill

9 S Front St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Canyon Falls

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

From L'Anse, S on US-41 8 miles to Canyon Falls Roadside Park Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:&nbs

14258 US Highway 41
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-6256
E-Mail Address: carlasinn@up.net
Website

Your hosts Doug and Carla Engle have been serving you the best food around since 1979! Enjoy our million dollar view ove
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Century 21/North Country Agency - L'Anse

119 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Craig Lake State Park/Trails

851 County Road Ake
Champion, MI 49814

Phone: (906) 339-4461
Website

Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. It spans more than 6,900 acres in Baraga County. Crai
Crazy Joe's Salsa and Dips

103 Harbor View
L'Anse, MI 49946

Dicks Pump and Munch

118 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Disney Bait & Tackle

100 E State St
Baraga, MI 49908

Erickson True Value Hardware & Lumber

17752 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Falls River

L'Anse, MI 49946

Downtown L'Anse, 2 blocks West of blinker light Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. or
Family Dollar - L'Anse

101 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

FirstMerit Bank - L'Anse

139 N Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Ford Conference Center

21235 Alberta Ave
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6181
E-Mail Address: fordcenter@mtu.edu
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Frostie Freeze

507 E Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Gambles Do It Best

15 S Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

George's Tavern

22 S Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Grade A-1 Stop - L'Anse

18 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Great Lakes & Land Real Estate Co Inc

12 W Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Hanka Homestead Museum

Hanka Road
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 334-2601

Restored 1920s Finnish farm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located north of Baraga.
Hardwood Café

13348 State Highway M28
Covington, MI 49919

Hardwood General Store

12865 State Highway M28
Covington, MI 49919

Hardwood Steakhouse

12865 State Highway M28
Covington, MI 49919

18033 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6321
(800) 424-2548
E-Mail Address: ourmotel41@gmail.com

Located on US-41, 1 mile from downtown. Open year round. We have clean, comfortable rooms which include air-conditioning
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Hilltop Restaurant

Us Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7858
E-Mail Address: pjaeger@up.net
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Historic Ford Ol' Town Marina & Motor Home Park

Pequaming, MI 49946

Holiday Station Stores - L'Anse

110 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Huron Bay Tavern

RR 1 Box 357
Skanee, MI 49962

Huron Bay Trading Post

14469 Sicotte Rd
Skanee, MI 49962

Indian Country Sports

17 S Front St
L'Anse, MI 49946

In The Mind's Eye

102 N Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Irene's Pizza

1203 US Highway 41 S
Baraga, MI 49908

Keewaydin Lake

Michigamme, MI 49861

Phone: (906) 339-4461

4 mi N of Michigamme - A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all

797 Michigan Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

King Lake State Forest Campground

King Lake Rd
Covington, MI 49919

Phone: (906) 353-6651
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 6 sites for tent and small trailer use located on t
Knothole Gift Shop

21235 Alberta Ave #2
L'Anse, MI 49946

Krist Oil - L'Anse

150 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

L'Anse Area School-Public Library

201 N 4th St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6213
E-Mail Address: cmeyer@laschools.us
Website

L'Anse Furniture Mart

15 S 3rd St
L'Anse, MI 49946

L'Anse Golf Club

Us Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

L'Anse Health Mart Pharmacy

18341 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

960 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7820
(800) 800-6198
Website

On US-41, 3/4 mile from downtown. We do our best to make you feel at home by offering affordable quality lodging featuri
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L'Anse Sentinel

202 N Main
L'Anse, MI 49946

L'Anse Township Park & Campground

L'Anse, MI 49946

L'Anse Village Dock

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-6116

L'Anse A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retriev
Larry's Market - Baraga

204 US Highway 41 S
Baraga, MI 49908

Lutes Store

801 N Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union - Pelkie

15364 Pelkie Rd
Pelkie, MI 49958

Midway Telephone Company

11697 State Highway M28
Watton, MI 49970

Mitch's Trading Post

13751 State Highway M38
Baraga, MI 49908

Mount Arvon

Skanee, MI 49962

Visit Michigan's highest point! Panoramic view. Excellent rainbow trout fishing. Enjoy our many scenic waterfalls
Nature's Way Woodworking

21251 Model P Ln
L'Anse, MI 49946

Net River Flooding

Covington, MI

Phone: (906) 353-6651

7 mi N of Covington A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launchin
Nite Owl Café

11 S Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

North Country Trail - Baraga

Ojibwa BP

201 US Highway 41
Baraga, MI 49908

Ojibwa Campground

L'Anse, MI 49946

Ojibwa Casino - Baraga

16449 Michigan Avenue (Hwy M-38)
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-6333
Website

Table Games You’ll find your favorite game at the Ojibwa Casino. With low limits and plenty of action, enjoy hour

16449 Michigan Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-4440
(800) 323-8045
Website

Just off US-41 on M-38, Baraga, MI. 40 deluxe guest rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool/sauna, cable TV, gift shop and game ro
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Oralie's

16 E Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49446

Parent Lake

Covington, MI 49919

Phone: (906) 339-4461

5 mi NE of Covington A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launch
Pat's Foods - L'Anse

139 N Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Phieffers Corner

33159 Tapiola Rd
Pelkie, MI 49958

Pinery Lakes Ski Pathway

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

Located just east of L'Anse. 3 trails - 5 miles (groomed)
Pines Convenience Center

15851 US Highway 41 N
Baraga, MI 49908

Pizza Shack

120 Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Power House Falls

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

US-41 S of L'Anse, turn West on Power Dam Rd, cross tracks, straight on dirt road, turn right, follow to falls. A
Press Box Sports Bar & Grill/Bowling Lanes

16449 Michigan Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

Roland Lake

Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 339-4461

4 mi SE of Skanee A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only. The site is signed. Toil
Ruth Lake

Three Lakes, MI 49861

Phone: (906) 339-4461

1 mi NW of Three Lakes A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launc
Sand Point Lighthouse - Baraga

Baraga, MI 49908

Seasons Flowers, Gifts & Consignment

20 S Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Second Sand Beach Park

Pequaming, MI 49946

Shorewood Forest Country Shoppe

9 S Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Side Track Bar & Grill

111 Superior Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

Silver Falls

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

Silver River, 6 miles NE of L'Anse on Skanee Rd Access:  Improved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. or
Silver River Falls Boating Access

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 353-6882

A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-top boats and canoes only. It h
Silver River - Huron Bay

Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 353-6882

5 mi SW of Skanee A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching
Slate River Falls

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444

11 miles from L'Anse on Skanee Rd, cross bridge, falls in on the right Access:  Unimproved Trail Walkin
Snowmobiling in Baraga County

Phone: (906) 524-7444
Website

Snowmobile Trail Report or 906/524-7444 or 800/743-4908 Digital Trail Map or maps are available at Baraga County
Sturgeon River

Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-6882

6 mi W of Baraga A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-top boats a
Subway - L'Anse

118 US Highway 41
L'Anse, MI 49946

Superior Jewelers

20 S Main St #2
L'Anse, MI 49946

Superior National Bank & Trust

1 E Broad St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Superior National Bank & Trust Co - Baraga

201 S Superior Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

The Feed Mill Cafe

Tapiola Rd
Baraga, MI 49908

L'Anse, MI 49946

Phone: (906) 524-7444
E-Mail Address: bctra@up.net
Website

Something for everyone all year round. Come and explore the beautiful countryside of Baraga County when the splendors of
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The Whirl-I Gig

15990 Whirli Gig Rd
L'Anse, MI 49946

27837 US Highway 41
Michigamme, MI 49861 US

Phone: (906) 323-6101
E-Mail Address: info@threelakesmotel.com
Website

Under new ownership. West of Michigamme on US-41 in the heart of moose country. Clean rooms at reasonable rates, color T
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Tibbets Falls

Covington, MI 49919

Phone: (906) 524-7444

2 miles West of Covington, turn N on Plains Rd Access:  Unimproved Trail Walking Time:  15 min. or Les
UP Made Artist Market

13299 School Rd
Covington, MI 49919

Up North Realty

2 E Broad St Ste B
L'Anse, MI 49946

Vermilac Lake

Covington, MI 49919

Phone: (906) 353-6882

2 mi E of Covington A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launchin
Victory Christian Assembly

111 Pennock St
Baraga, MI 49908

101 N Main St
L'Anse, MI 49946

Western UP Water Trail - Baraga County

WGLI 98.7 FM The Rockin Eagle Radio

805 US Highway 41 S
Baraga, MI 49908

Wilkinsons Store

117 Superior Ave
Baraga, MI 49908

Witz's Marina & Campground

Witz Rd
Skanee, MI 49962

Phone: (906) 524-7795
E-Mail Address: witzmar@up.net
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