Food, Lodging, and Other Businesses

for Fayette Historical Village, Big Springs at Palms Book State Park, and Indian Lake State Park

Fayette Historical Village was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. After the Civil War, Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock and several charcoal kilns. Nearly five hundred residents lived in and near the town that existed to make pig iron. Today, visitors to Fayette State Park see nineteen structures including several public and commercial buildings, residences which housed the people of Fayette, and the stabilized ruins of the furnace complex.


Visit Fayette Historic Village at Fayette State Park on the Garden Peninsula

Big Springs, Kitch-iti-kipi, Michigan's largest spring. Named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians. The Big Spring" is two hundred feet across and forty feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from many fissures in underlying limestone, the flow continuing throughout the year at a constant 45 degree temperature. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies.

Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 6 miles long and 3 miles wide. The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor enthusiast. The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and berry picking. Two modern campgrounds offer the camper a wide choice of over 300 campsites

The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor recreationist.

The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and berry picking.

Cabins, Cottages, Campgrounds, Lodges, Motels, and Art Galleries

Big Bay Getaway Motel, Highway US 2, Cooks MI 49817. Phone 906-644-2893. All rooms have view of Big Bay de Noc. Sandy beach and swimming area on Lake Michigan. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Plenty of parking for trailers. Good fishing and hunting. Open year round. Pets accepted.

Indian Lake Resort is located on Indian Lake 10 miles northwest of Manistique, Michigan. The resort offers four seasonal 2-bedroom cabins. All cabins are situated close to the lake with a private dock. Sandy beach for swimming. Great fishing, boating, ORVing, and relaxing. On the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest. Phone: 906-464-0440

Jack Pine Lodge, Cabins, and Campground is located 20 minutes northwest of Manistique in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campground offers 27 sites with electric and water hook-ups, new shower house, and designated horse sites. Six 1-3 bedroom cabins. Wi-Fi. On the ORV and Snowmobile trail. Gas available. Restaurant and Lounge open daily at noon. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94
, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906 ) 573-2414.

Whispering Pines Resort offers 5 rental cabins on the shores of Thunder Lake surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest.  Cabins have 2 bedrooms with a wood-burning fireplace in one cabin. Wi-Fi. Satellite TV. Direct trail access. Great spot for year round outdoor fun or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful setting on Thunder Lake. Nightly or weekly rentals. Pet Friendly 11639W Ramsdam Road, Manistique, Mi 49854. Phone: 906-573-2480

Lodging in Manistique, Michigan, east of Fayette State Park on US-2

  • Gray Wolf Lodge, 6770W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: 906-341-2410. Indoor pool, spa, and game room. 40 comfortable air-conditioned units, all with a view of Lake Michigan. In-room high-speed internet service, cable TV, direct dial phones, coffee makers, and hair dryers. Located two miles east of Manistique with a private beach on Lake Michigan. Directly on snowmobile trail. New Owners.
  • Star Motel, East US-2, Manistique, Ml 49854. Phone 906-341-5363. Located about 1-1/4 miles east of Manistique on the shore of Lake Michigan. Spacious rooms with tub/shower combination and phones. Color cable TV. Wireless internet access. Reasonable rates. Access to snowmobile trails. Coffee in rooms.
Things to See and Do on the Garden Peninsula

The Village Artisans of Garden is a delightful Art Gallery filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. Enjoy the beautiful paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, jewelry, fabrics, metal creations, wood turning, baskets, glass blowing, stained glass, home made jams, interesting books, plus much more. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025


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