Luce County

Get lost in the wonders of nature in Luce County. As you begin to unwind from daily stresses, your biggest decisions will revolve around whether to spend the day on land or water.

You will hear the thunderous roar of water long before you reach the lookout

Tahquamenon Falls
Photo credit: Kayla Amber

The distant roar is up to 50,000 gallons of water cascading every second over a 200+-feet wide, nearly 50-foot deep precipice. The magnificent Upper Tahquamenon Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. A paved, 0.4-mile pathway takes you to an outlook at the crest of the falls and to steps that bring you down to where the water crashes into the Tahquamenon River. The cool spray, the rainbows dancing across the water and the steady roaring will mesmerize you. Or visit in winter when snow blankets the falls and you can listen to the ice crack like lightning through the quiet, heralding the thundering water that will return in spring.

Visiting Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a must on any itinerary. From the Upper Falls, you can hike a 4-mile trail to the Lower Tahquamenon Falls or reach them by car. There you can watch this picturesque series of five smaller falls from the riverbank. Or rent a rowboat from the concession stand and paddle out to walk on the island to take a closer look.

You also can see this state park’s stunning scenery on the Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours & the Famous Toonerville Trolley. The 6.5-hour wilderness adventure starts with a ride to the Tahquamenon River on the longest 24-gauge train in the U.S. You will then board a riverboat for a two-hour narrated cruise followed by a  ⅝-mile hike to a private viewing area of the falls. (This and other tours are offered mid-June to early October.)

Another favorite activity is to grab lunch or dinner at Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub located in the state park. It is renowned for the warmth of its fireplace, hearty meals, craft beers and Camp 33 Gift Shop.

Immerse in a land of legends and lore

Luce County is Paul Bunyan territory. Learn the stories of camp life and how rugged lumberjacks felled the timber and got it to the mills with a visit to the Tahquamenon Logging Museum.

These woods and waters also inspired Longfellow’s famous “The Song of Hiawatha” and Hemingway’s Nick Adams adventures on the “Big Two-Hearted River.” You can bring the pages to life as you reel in steelhead and trout.

Take dream rides and hikes all four seasons.

Fall Color ORV Ride
Photo credit: Ashley Friske

Motorcyclists claim Luce County is a dream place to ride from the spring thaw to the dazzling colors of fall. The leaf shows here are one of the reasons the U.P. was voted “Best Destination for Fall Foliage” by USA Today. Hikers, ORV/ATV riders, snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and dog sledders would also agree that this area’s hundreds of miles of trails offer endless reasons to come back. Many of these trails begin and end right near our lodgings.

You also can fill hours paddling our rivers and lakes, fishing, birding, hunting for morel mushrooms in the spring, berries in the summer and wild game in the fall, or photographing wildflowers. And while moose sightings are rare, you are more likely to see these elusive giants in-and-around Newberry, Michigan’s Moose Capital.

View rescued bears up close or nuzzle sled dog puppies.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch
Photo credit: Erick M Schmidt

Oswald’s Bear Ranch, one of the top-ten family-friendly attractions in the U.P., is a refuge for rescued black bears in Newberry. It is the largest all-bear ranch in the U.S. and offers its 40 bears plenty of room to roam. One of the highlights of your visit will be having your photo taken with a cub. 

Another animal-lovers’ high point is Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures, where you and your kids can hold the puppies and learn how they are trained for long-distance runs on snowy trails.  Budding mushers in your family can pick up the basics and drive a sled dog team as part of a day or overnight trip.

If only Luce County’s lone lighthouse could talk

Crisp Point Light
Photo credit: Head in the Clouds Photography

Though only 37 miles north of Newberry, Crisp Point Lighthouse feels very remote. It is one of the original five U.S. lifesaving stations on Lake Superior between Whitefish Point and Munising. When volunteers are available, you can explore the Visitors Center and climb to the top of the lighthouse tower for a panoramic view of Lake Superior. Take time to wander the winding shore, keep an eye out for passing freighters and pause to consider all of the stories of ships and keepers this lighthouse holds. Rock hunters may strike treasure as Crisp Point is known for agates. 

You’re about an hour drive to some of the U.P.’s most popular destinations

Basing from Luce County makes so much sense. It is an easy drive to Grand Sable Dunes in Grand Marais, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Kitch-iti-kipi Big Spring, Mackinac Island, the Soo Locks and the additional lighthouses at Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois.

Celebrate our past and present

From the moment the snow flies ‘til the leaves turn amber, crimson and orange, there are dozens of reasons to come together and celebrate what we love most about Luce County. In January watch sled dogs race in Tahquamenon Country; follow lantern-lit snowshoe trails in February; enjoy monthly Lumberjack Breakfasts from May-September; a Classic Car Show in July and Music Festivals in July and August.

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12956 State Highway M28
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-4000
(800) 293-3297
E-Mail Address: newberryabvi@gmail.com
Region: Eastern
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWBERRY HOTEL COZY STAYS AT AFFORDABLE RATES Stay at this delightful Newberry hotel situated in the
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Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (800) 831-7292
Region: Eastern
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200 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Newberry-Rexton Motorcycle Trail East Sandtown
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County Road 455
McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Region: Eastern
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
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Big Valley Ski Hill

14432 County Road 428
Newberry, MI 49868

Billie's Little Store of Newberry

206 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

N10080 County Road H-33
Curtis, MI 49820

Phone: (906) 586-3771
E-Mail Address: jay@birchshoresresort.com
Region: Eastern
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Blind Sucker River #1 State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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34 miles NW of Newberry. North on M-123, west on Co Rd 407. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No r
Blind Sucker River #2 State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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34 miles NW of Newberry. North on M-123, west on Co Rd 407. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No r
Bodi Lake State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 437
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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32 miles NE of Newberry via M-123 & Co Rds 500 & 437 Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No
Brockies Trout Pond

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

6 mi NW of Dollarville A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-to
Bucky's Trout Pond

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

6 mi NW of Dollarville A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-to
Cobblestone Bar & Grill

7481 County Road 415
McMillan, MI 49853

County Line - Manistique Lake

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

7 mi S of McMillan A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all

1944 County Highway 412
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5562
Region: Eastern
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Culhane Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 500
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Dollarville Dam - Tahquamenon River

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

Dollarville A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and re
Duke's Sport Shop

202 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

East Lake - McMillan

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

3 mi SE of McMillan A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-

7511 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-8342
Region: Eastern
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Gallaghers Snowmobile Rental

18381 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3536
E-Mail Address: snowperf-rental@yahoo.com

7885 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5651
E-Mail Address: gatewaynewberry@sbcglobal.net
Region: Eastern
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Open year round, located M-123, three miles north of M-28. 11 clean, comfortable rooms. Reasonable rates,w/free Wi-Fi, c
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Great Waters Coffee

301 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

Headquarters Lake State Forest

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Campground is closed, but area is available for day use for canoeing, hiking, fishing & ORVS
High Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on
Hilltop Sport & Bait

2051 S Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

Holland Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 416
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 15 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Island Grille

7488 Hwy M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Johnny's Bar

121 E Helen St
Newberry, MI 49868

Joshua James Bar & Grill

12896 State Highway M28
Newberry, MI 49868

Kak's Lake

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

3 mi SW of Dollarville A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all
Katie's Antiques

16810 Co Rd 458
Newberry, MI 49868

Lake Superior State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Little Lake Harbor - McMillan

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900

3 mi E of Two Heart A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all tra
Luce County Airport

5523 Co Rd 399
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-2926
(906) 291-0570
E-Mail Address: lucecountyairport@yahoo.com
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General Aviation Airport/Public No Commercial Service
Luce County Fairgrounds

11555 N County Rd 399
Newberry, MI 49868

Luce County Historical Museum

411 W Harrie St
Newberry, MI 49868

Luce County Park and Campground

3266 County Road 478
McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 322-9700
(906) 293-2999
E-Mail Address: lucecountyparksandrec@gmail.com
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Located 2 miles west of Helmer on North Manistique Lake. Sand beach. A great place for swimming, fishing, camping and pi

W16930 Manilak Dr
McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 586-3285
(800) 587-3285
E-Mail Address: manilak@hughes.net
Region: Eastern
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Enjoy the best for less. Open all year. Relax in luxury. 2 mi. north of Curtis on H-33. Discounted spring/fall/winter ra
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McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

9 mi SW of McMillan A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all tra
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Curtis, MI 49820

Phone: (906) 586-9832
(800) 652-8784
E-Mail Address: curtiscofc@sbcglobal.net
Region: Eastern
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Five major lakes with over 20,000 acres provide unlimited year around family recreational opportunities. The waterfront
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Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

4 mi NE of Newberry A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommoda
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Moose du Norde

23924 Co Rd 98
McMillan, MI 49853

Mouth Of The Two Hearted River State Campground

County Road 423
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 39 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on

30042 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3338
Region: Eastern
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Located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior
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Natalie State Forest Campground/Canada Lake Pathway

County Road 434
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
(906) 293-5900
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5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403 Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reser
Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures

14785 N County Road 415
McMillan, MI 49853

4947 E County Road 460
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5562
E-Mail Address: newberry@lighthouse.net
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The mission of the Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and contribute to the economic well being of the comm
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Newberry Area Tourism Association

4947 E County Road 460
Newberry, MI 49868

Newberry Country Club Woodland Grill Restaurant & Sports Bar

5073 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

North Country Trail - Luce

Oswald's Bear Ranch

13814 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3147
Region: Eastern
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Perch Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 35 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Pike Lake State Forest Campground - Newberry

County Road 414
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Pine Stump Junction

23583 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Pretty Lake State Forest Campground

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites located in a complex of small lakes offeri

13954 State Highway M28
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 984-4027
E-Mail Address: gm.mi407@choicehotels.com
Region: Eastern
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32752 County Road 423
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3357
Region: Eastern
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18568 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3355
Region: Eastern
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Reed & Green Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 410
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
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Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 4 sites for tent and small trailer use along the T
R&M Sport & Bait

23882 County Road 98
McMillan, MI 49853

Seder's Pizza

1006 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

Shanty Bar

7518 N County Road 415
McMillan, MI 49853

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

7 mi NW of Dollarville A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is siutable for car-top boa
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S & J Sports

222 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

4947 E County Road 460
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5562
Region: Eastern
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Snowmobile Trail Report or 906-293-5562. www.newberrychamber.net for more information. EUP trail map - available f
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McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

9 mi NW of McMillan A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-top b
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Tahquamenon Logging Museum

State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3700
(800) 831-7292
E-Mail Address: newberry@lighthouse.net
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A true "hub" for all your eastern Upper Peninsula vacation fun, historic Newberry is located in the heart of t
Taystee Bread

13788 M-28
Newberry, MI 49868

The Barn: Ice Rink

501 W Ave C
Newberry, MI 49868

The Great Waters

Newberry, MI 49868

13467 State Hwy M28
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-8111
Region: Eastern
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Rooms Completely Renovated, including all bedding, carpeting, and paint. 150-channel HD TV and WiFi.
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The Old Bank Collection of Shops

318 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

The Pizza Place

7237 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

24019 Upper Falls Dr
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 492-3300
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Located in the Upper Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Open year round (except for April) 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy the
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The Woodland Grill Restaurant and Sports Bar

5073 M-123
Newberry, MI 49868

The Woods Canoe & Kayak Rental

19184 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

8 mi SE of Newberry A carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is suitable for car-
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Timber Charlie's Family Restaurant

110 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

Triangle Restaurant

21053 State Highway M28
McMillan, MI 49853

McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-5900
Region: Eastern

Boat Launch: 3 mi S of Dollarville A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment si
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Two Hearted River

Newberry, MI 49868

Region: Eastern

UP Rental

13788 State Highway M28
Newberry, MI 49868

UP Trading Company & The Exclusive Moose

223 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868

Velvet Green Creations Art Studio

13335 State Highway M123
Newberry, MI 49868

4318 W County Road 460
Newberry, MI 49868

7195 County Road 381
Soo Junction, MI 49000 US

Phone: (906) 876-2311
(888) 778-7246
E-Mail Address: soojunction@gmail.com
Region: Eastern
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Tour #1: Experience wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan via our 6 1/2 hour adventure. Take 
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920 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868 US

Phone: (906) 291-2400
Region: Eastern
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312 Newberry Ave
Newberry, MI 49868 US

Phone: (906) 293-6390
Region: Eastern
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Newberry, MI 49868 US

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