at the Mouth of the Two Hearted River
34 miles north of Newberry
32752 County Road 423
Your Hosts are RICHARD & KATHY ROBINSON
RAINBOW LODGE is located at the mouth of the Big Two Hearted River in the Upper Peninsula. It overlooks Lake Superior - the "Big Sea" of the north country. The 34 mile drive from Newberry or 30 miles from Paradise will take you into the heart of the Lake Superior State Forest. The beauty and romance of Hemingway's Big Two Hearted is yours when you relax at RAINBOW LODGE, now celebrating its 40th year in business.
Rainbow Lodge burned to the ground in the Duck Lake Fire.
RAINBOW LODGE welcomes you for hunting, fishing, canoeing, rock-hounding, ATVing, or just plain relaxing.
MOTEL and CABINS: RAINBOW LODGE has 6 modern motel units, some with kitchenettes, that are equipped with private toilets, showers, comfortable beds, automatic gas heat. Our units are open all year. Limited electricity is supplied by our generators. Hot and cold running water is available day and night. All units have gas lights and automatic gas heat. Cooking units have gas fridge and counter top gas burners or stove. Towels, bedding, cooking, and eating utensils are provided.
In addition to our motel and kitchenette units, we also have 4 cabins and a large house-trailer. A rustic camping cabin is available May through October.
CAMP GROUNDS: In addition to a state forest campground on the river mouth with 48 sites, we have a private campground of 45 sites on the hill by RAINBOW LODGE. Our campground is located next to a small grass airstrip and an ORV trail.There are many other rustic campgrounds nearby on inland lakes (all primitive).
STORE: The store at RAINBOW LODGE is stocked with all vacation needs: fishing tackle, bait and DNR licenses, groceries, souvenirs, ice, beer, wine, package take-out liquor, along with unleaded regular and premium gasoline and oil and other supplies for your convenience. We also have bottle gas refill, motor home fill, and a public telephone. RAINBOW LODGE also offers Two Hearted Canoe Trips and canoe livery with pickup and delivery service on the Two Hearted River from May through October.
A grass landing strip, about 2000 feet in length, located next to us. This will enable you to fly in and out of RAINBOW LODGE. Please phone for information about this.
TWO HEARTED CANOE
All Two Hearted Canoe Trips start trom the RAINBOW LODGE located on Luce County Road 423 at the mouth of the Two Hearted River. The trips range from a few hours to three days or more. Canoe livery runs from late April through October. We are now celebrating our 30th year of offering canoe trips on the Two Hearted River.
The Two Hearted River, immortalized by Ernest Hemingway for its beauty and wilderness, is unmatched by most other rivers which you may have canoed before. Your trip will take you through the heart of the wilderness of northern Luce County where the wildlife and beauty are there to meet you around every bend. So bring your lunch and forget your troubles and come for fun and a wilderness-experienced afternoon filled with many unforgettable pleasures.
The One Day canoe trip starts at the RAINBOW LODGE where you are driven to the Reed & Green Bridge (20 minute drive). There you are launched. This trip can be handled by almost anyone, but from time to time there may be some small portages over or around fallen trees. The average time for this trip is 4-6 hours.
After a pleasurable trip which you will not soon forget, you end up at the river mouth campground boat launch. The Lodge is just a short walk up the hill on the road. So for fun in the sun that the whole family can enjoy, bring your lunch and canoe the Two Hearted River. See for yourself why so many of our customers come back again and again.
For a Two or Three Day canoe trip you are taken up to the High Bridge Campground (40 minute ride). There you are launched. You can stop at the Lone Pine campground and the Reed & Green campground. There are a dozen log jams with two or three portages around them up to a couple hundred feet. This stretch of the river is for more experienced canoeists and campers. This trip also ends at the rivermouth campground.
We feature Old Town canoes (15'8" & 16'9" Discoveries). We also have Pram and V-bottom boats for rent to fishermen. We have complete spotting service on all of the Big Two Hearted River at RAINBOW LODGE.
The summer scheduled trips start going out around 8:30 a.m. (when the store opens) with a mid-afternoon cut off time of departure from the Lodge. For late afternoon trips, please call ahead. For the most enjoyment, a morning or early afternoon departure time is recommended. Earlier departures or alternate link trips may be available but advance reservations are required. We also have a 1-1/2 hour trip of about 3 miles.
"While Nick walked through the little stretch of
meadow alongside the stream, trout had jumped high out of
water. Now as he looked down the river, the insects must be
settling on the surface, for the trout were feeding steadily
all down the stream. As far down the long stretch as he
could see, the trout were rising, making circles all down
the surface of the water, as though it were starting to
from Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway.
The Chapel of the Two Heart was built in the
summer of 2006 by Richard and Kathy Robinson and
family, and the help of many volunteers; many of
whom vacation here each year. All are invited to use the chapel for
reflection and prayer, in the hope that
inspiration, faith, love, and fellowship be
found. The chapel of the Two Heart is
dedicated to God and to all those who pass by this
beautiful and special place......TWO HEART COUNTRY,
and to those who are no longer able to come back
and visit anymore. The Chapel of the Two Heart is a lovely spot
for your wedding. If you need help with
arrangements, contact Debi at the Paradise
The Chapel of the Two Heart was built in the summer of 2006 by Richard and Kathy Robinson and family, and the help of many volunteers; many of whom vacation here each year.
All are invited to use the chapel for reflection and prayer, in the hope that inspiration, faith, love, and fellowship be found.
The chapel of the Two Heart is dedicated to God and to all those who pass by this beautiful and special place......TWO HEART COUNTRY, and to those who are no longer able to come back and visit anymore.
The Chapel of the Two Heart is a lovely spot for your wedding. If you need help with arrangements, contact Debi at the Paradise Party Planners.
Please follow these directions as Mapquest, Google Maps, and Yahoo Maps do not know our roads.
From Newberry: Take M-123 north 4 miles to Four Mile Corner. Turn left (west) on CR-407. Take CR-407 for 14 miles to CR-414. Turn right on CR-414 and go 10 miles to CR-423. Turn left on CR-423 and go 4 miles to Rainbow Lodge and Two Hearted River Canoe Trips.
From Paradise or Tahquamenon Falls State Park: Go southwest on M-123 to CR-500. Turn right on CR-500 and go 6 miles to CR-414. Turn left of CR-414 and go 6 miles to CR-423. Turn right on CR-423 and go 4 miles to Rainbow Lodge and Two Hearted River Canoe Trips.
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