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The Businesses of
Big Bay Michigan
Welcome you to Big Bay
and the Upper Peninsula
of Michigan

This once busy lumber town is now a four season recreational playground.
Big Bay, one of the finest recreational areas in the Upper Peninsula,
is nestled at the base of the Huron Mountains on Lake Superior and Lake Independence.

Food and Lodging, Motels, Cabins, Cottages, Inns, and other Businesses in Big Bay. MI 

Big Bay Lakeside Cottage, Big Bay, MI 49808. Phone 248-760-8560. Three bedroom rental cabin on the north side of Lake Independence. Sandy beach. Color TV & VCR. Deck and grill for cookouts. Small dock.

Independence Cottage: Three-bedroom cottage with two bathrooms on the south shore of Lake Independence in Big Bay, MI, only 25 miles north of Marquette. Comfortable living room with a gas fireplace. Dishwasher. Washer and dryer. Pets welcome with small charge. Wi-Fi. Boat dock and sandy bottomed swimming area at the waterfront. Near hiking trails and easy access to the ATV trails.   Phone: 906-250-2742.

Thunder Bay Inn and Restaurant is located in Big Bay, Michigan 25 miles north of Marquette. The Historic Country Inn has 12 comfortable guest rooms furnished with antique and period-style furniture and a family friendly restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers, homemade pizzas, and dinner selections including Black Angus Prime Rib on Saturday. The Historic Thunder Bay Inn was once the Ford Hotel, the film location of  “Anatomy of a Murder”. On the ATV and snowmobile trail. Phone: 906-345-9220

Tranquility Haven on Lake Superior in Big Bay, MI offers a variety of deluxe accommodations on beautiful Squaw Beach. Accommodations include the Fantasy Beach House that sleeps up to 14 guests, Bay View Cabin that sleeps up to 8 guests, and Bay View Suite for 4 guests. All accommodations have separate entrances with full kitchens and an outstanding view of Lake Superior, but can be combined for a larger group. Phone: 262-424-1793.

Camping at Perkins Park on Lake Independence, Big Bay, MI 49898, phone (906) 345-9353. Campground owned and operated by Marquette County. 72 campsites, 30 with full hook-ups, 9 electric only, and 33 with no hook-up. Restrooms, showers (handicap accessible), boat launch, fishing pier, swimming beach, playground, picnic area, dump station. Grocery store, gas station, restaurant and bait shop within walking distance. Pets must be on a leash. Multi night rates available. Call for reservations. Open May 15 to Sept. 15.


REAL ESTATE for Marquette County handles property from vacant lots to lighthouses in the Marquette and Big Bay area. Call Carol Brady, Associate Broker and Realtor with Select Realty in Marquette, Michigan, for all your real estate needs. We offer residential property, camps, cottages, waterfront, vacant land, and commercial property, including the lighthouse in Big Bay. Born in Marquette, Carol is very familiar with the Upper Peninsula and offers personal attention for buyers and sellers. Select Realty, 1901 West Ridge Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone Carol at: (906) 362-3152

Northern Michigan Land Brokers offers property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our office is located in Marquette but we feature a wide variety of waterfront, recreational, preservation, hunting tracks, and commercial properties, as well as cabins, cottages, and residential homes throughout the Upper Peninsula. We are a buyer-seller agency.  Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to find that property you have always desired. Northern Michigan Land Brokers, 2552 US 41 West, Suite 100, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-225-5263.

Lake Superior Sport Fishing. Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with licensed Captain Reid DeRosie. Fish for a variety of fish or a trophy Lake Trout at Stannard Rock. We offer charter fishing from Munising and Manistique a few times during the summer. Quality fishing gear provided. Fish the inland lakes early spring and fall. Sightseeing Trips and Sunset Cruises from Marquette Lower Harbor. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090

Marquette Power Sports is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, and parts in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of snowmobiles. Delivery available to Big Bay. New Location at 241 U. S. 41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866. Phone: 906-228-4040.

Sailing Cruise on Lake Superior, Marquette, MI. Superior Odyssey offers a 2 or 4 hour sailing adventure on Lake Superior. Sail on the Historic 6 passenger Schooner Coaster II on majestic Lake Superior. The 58' Coaster II has sailed the oceans and offers a safe sail with a competent crew. Custom trips available for special events. Located at the Lower Harbor in Marquette. Phone: 906-361-3668

Superior Odyssey Ship's Store features mugs, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Knot Work, and Bear Pond Woodscraft created by Captain Niko Economides. Custom Woodwork includes Hand Carved Dove Tail Chests, Wall Cabinets, Sculptures, Furniture, plus much more. Stop by the Coaster II docked the Marquette Lower Harbor or Phone 906-361-3668

Snowmobile Rentals:
Marquette Power Sports is a full service dealer offering snowmobile rental with delivery available to Big Bay. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Marquette Powersports, 4250 U.S. 41 West Marquette MI 49855 Phone: 906-228-4040

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