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Those who have never visited may ask, "Why Newberry?" and the answer is easy. We are centered among some the country's most amazing and beautiful Upper Peninsula attractions. Newberry has small town charm, great hospitality, an incredible golf course, tasty restaurants, dedicated business owners, and people that care about their community and our visitors. Newberry is situated in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are in a key location that makes seeing our stunning Newberry, MI Attractions and taking part in our incredible outdoor adventures easy and comfortable. Newberry is also the Moose Capital of Michigan, with more sighting in Luce County than any other in the State of Michigan. The ABVI is your "Gateway to the Eastern Upper Peninsula" and is also conveniently located next door to Joshua James Bar and Grill where you can find great eats and unwind with a drink. Come visit the Heart of the UP and experience our Upper Peninsula attractions and what makes us unique.
Below we have provided 3 itineraries and a long list of Newberry, MI Attractions with important information and links to their websites. These are suggestions and should be coordinated with the weather and schedules.
3 Day Newberry, MI Attractions Itinerary
Our itinerary includes: The Luce County Historical Museum, The Seney Wildlife Refuge, Kitch-iti-ipi, Hamilton Lake Natural Area, Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Oswald's Bear Ranch, Deer Park & Muskellunge State Park, Upper Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Lower Tahquamenon Falls, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
5 Day Newberry MI Itinerary
This includes all the above with the addition of: Tahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville Trolley, and the Soo Locks Boat Tours.
The 1 Week Newberry MI Intinerary
Your 1 week itinerary will bring you to all the above with the addition of: The Pictured Rocks, St. Ignace and Mackinac Island.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most fantastic attractions in the State of Michigan. This beautiful waterfall is located in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park which encompasses a total of 50,000 acres of pure virgin forests, waterfalls and a majestic river. The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi.
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is over 200 feet wide and 48 feet tall. When we receive high precipitation, over 50,000 gallons of water spill over the waterfall per second. You will need a park pass to visit Michigan's State Parks.
♦ Purchase Your DNR Recreational Passport (resident and non-resident) Online Here
♦ Learn more about the Tahquamenon Falls
Lower Tahquamenon Falls
Located just 4 miles downstream from the Upper Falls, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls is really a complete surprise to many visitors. People can hike, rent a boat to fish, park there boat and enjoy Nature's waterpark.
Many small waterfalls cascade around an island for people to enjoy and cool off in the summer heat. There is also a four mile hike to the Upper Falls and entails a winding path along the Tahquamenon River. The trail is long, please be prepared and bring adequate supplies.
♦ Purchase Your DNR Recreational Passport (resident and non-resident) Online Here
♦ Learn more about the Tahquamenon Falls
Historical Camp 33
Camp 33 is part of the history of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. When visiting the park, take a stroll along the enormous deck and enjoy food and spirits at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub and gifts and the Camp 33 Gift Shop.
Visitors can enjoy outdoor seating, making a fire in the outdoor fireplace along with relaxing in one of the many rocking chairs (both for adults and children).
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Oswald's Bear Ranch
The Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear only ranch in the United States. The ranch consists of four beautiful and spacious habitats. They have a very large parking lot to accommodate all types of vehicles. When you arrive to the bear ranch guests can visit their gift shop and concessions shop, where you can find a bite to eat and buy apples to feed the bears. Entering the main bear area, you will have the opportunity to get your photos taken with a bear cub. Walk paths will lead you around the bear habitats to the great viewing platforms.
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"Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been named one of the top 10 value destinations in the world. With attractions to rival national treasures, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is an area of stunning natural beauty and charming Norman Rockwell-esque towns and villages."—Lonely Planet Travel Guidebook, "Best in Travel 2017"
Tahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville Trolley
The Toonerville Trolley is an authentic narrow gauge railroad that takes you 5.5 miles through thick forests, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the track is your first view of the Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.
Tour #1 is a 6 1/2 hour round trip train and riverboat tour to our private access at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The only tour to Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 Hour Wilderness Train Ride.
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Soo Locks Boat Tours
One of our featured Sault Ste. Marie attractions is the Soo Locks Boat Tours. This is one of the top five attractions in the State of Michigan. They have a fleet of five tour vessels which offer: Soo Locks sightseeing tours, Luncheon and Dinner Cruises, along with their adventurous Lighthouse Cruise.
The Soo Locks Boat Tours also offers Fireworks Cruises and Fireworks Dinner Cruises on July 1st and Independence Day on July. They also have many other Special Event Cruises.
Guests will see all four of the US Locks, the St. Mary's Rapids, the Historic Canadian Lock, and the giant hydro-electric plants.
♦ Visit: www.soolocks.com
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, beautiful waterfalls, Grand Island National Recreation Area, the Hiawatha National Forest, Municipal Marina, and our Four Seasons Playground located in the center of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. National Lakeshore and explore fifteen miles of shoreline and sandstone cliffs. The Pictured Rocks are incredible formations that range anywhere from 50 to 200 feet above the Lake Superior water-table. Pictured Rocks Lodging offers the best options for you, your family and friends. Pictured Rocks boat tours offer a one-of-a-kind experience within Munising Bay on Lake Superior. Choose from The Pictured Rocks Tours, Riptide Ride and the Glass Bottom Boat Tours.
♦ Visit: www.nps.gov
Tahquamenon River Logging Museum
The Tahquamenon Logging Museum and Nature Study, located just 1 1/2 miles North of Newberry Michigan, invites you to come to their museum and park to explore the original buildings and memorabilia from lumberjack days of the past. Come and see the original C.C.C. buildings full of old photos, models and original logging equipment. Eat a real lumberjack's breakfast in the Authentic Cook-shack made over a wood stove with home made care and goodness. Stroll along the boardwalk and nature trail and see part of the Tahquamenon Forest. The Tahquamenon River is nestled along this beautiful trail, where blue herons, ducks, birds and other wildlife abound.
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Seney National Wildlife Refuge
The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 95,212 acres of wilderness, swamps, islands, and lakes. Animals abound and thrive within the safe haven of this refuge. Beautiful Trumpeter Swans, osprey, deer, loons, moose, deer, turtles, geese, fish, eagles, along with many other species.
The 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive is a must for wildlife viewers visiting the refuge. The route takes visitors alongside open water ponds and wetlands, sedge meadows, and through forests. These diverse habitats attract native and migratory wildlife, many of which can be seen at close range on both sides of the auto route, and often seen in the pine stands growing along many of the dikes.
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Kitch-iti-kipi | The Big Spring
Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. The name means big cold water and is sometimes referred to as "The Big Spring". It is located in the Palms Book State Park, northwest of Manistique about six miles (9.7 km) west on US Highway 2 and 12 miles (19 km) north on M-149.
This freshwater spring has a paved path to the self-operated raft that provides the perfect water observation. The water is so blue and clear that you will be able to see ancient tree trunks, trout and the water rushing upward through the springs.
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Cut River Bridge
The Cut River Bridge was built in 1947 and spans the Cut River between Epoufette and Brevort. There is a long wooden staircase to the valley below that was constructed some time after the construction of the bridge itself. The bridge carries traffic on US 2 above and spans the Cut River Valley, 147 feet below. This area is especially beautiful in the fall where all the trees surrounding the bridge become engulfed with red, orange and yellow.
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GarLyn Zoological Park
The GarLyn Zoo is home to hundreds of native North American animals including, alligator, black bear, wolves, bobcat, whitetail deer, cougar, river otter, porcupine, bison, also exotic animals from around the world, wallaby, patagonian cavy, ring-tailed lemur, camel, reindeer, sika deer, sulcata tortoise to name a few. Started in 1994 on US-2 in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Just 6 miles east of Naubinway, only 40 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge. The zoo offers a child friendly atmosphere and people friendly animals. You will enjoy the natural wooded appeal of mature pine trees and cedar mulched trails. You will see, learn about and enjoy animals from all over the world.
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Luce County Historical Museum
Constructed in 1894, the Luce County Historical Museum is located at 411 West Harrie Street in Newberry, Michigan. This State and National Historic site is a must see for all ages. The Luce County historical Museum is constructed of Jacobsville Sanstone and was designed by architects Lovejoy and Demare.
Here you will find a great collection of Luce County History, the old jail and sheriff's residence, maps, pictures, along with other valuable artifacts. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
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Newberry Country Club
The Newberry Country Club is situated on 200 pristine acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our Northern Michigan Golf Course has been redesigned with new bunkers, lengthened holes and new tee boxes, thus adding length to the entire course. A golf course of unique variety for all levels of golfers situated in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, located 45 minutes north of the Mackinaw Bridge..
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The Whitefish Point Light, a lighthouse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is the oldest operating light on Lake Superior. It is arguably the most important light on Lake Superior. All vessels entering and leaving Lake Superior must pass the light. It stands on the treacherous southern shoreline of Lake Superior known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes" in an area with more shipwrecks than any other area of the lake.
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As early as the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a tourist attractions. The island has gone to great lengths to preserve and restore the forts, buildings, walls, churches, and other establishments. The entire Island is a National Historic Landmark. One of the most fascinating buildings on Mackinac Island is the Grand Hotel. The island is just under 4 square miles and is located in Lake Huron..
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"I can't think of a way the staff could have been more friendly. Room was clean. Jacuzzi tub was wonderful. Breakfast was more comprehensive than we expected. They made everything so easy. They even called me when I left my jacket in the room. We didn't swim, but the pool and hot tub looked clean. There were several people partaking."— Shireamos, Trip Advisor 5 Stars
"We had a great time. Newberry was in the center of everything that we wanted to see, so it made sense that we picked it as the place to stay. It was within driving distance of the falls and the pictured rocks cruise.."—Brigell V, Trip Advisor 5 Stars
"We travel a lot and this was by far the most pleasant experience with a motel I can remember. The facilities are CLEAN! Pool & spa area are the cleanest I've ever seen in a motel. The staff was amazing!! Friendly & competent, always greeting you with a smile. We will definitely stay here again."—Kim Tjolsen 5 Stars Google Reviews
Joshua James Bar & Grill - next door
Tahquamenon Logging Museum - 7 minutes
Oswald's Bear Ranch - 15 minutes
Nature's Kennel - 20 minutes
Newberry Country Club - 1 minute
Upper Tahquamenon Falls - 30 minutes
Lower Tahquamenon Falls - 33 minutes
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - 46 minutes
Crisp Point Lighthouse - 1hr
Toonerville Trolley - Train & Boat Tours - 20 minutes
Luce County Historical Museum - 5 minutes
Seney Wildlife Refuge - 40 minutes
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - 55 minutes
Soo Locks and Tours - 1 hr
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum - 40 minutes
Garlyn Zoo - 30 minutes
Upper Peninsula Casinos - 60 minutes
Kitch-iti-kipi - 1hr 15 minutes
The Woods Canoe & Kayak Rentals - 26 minutes
Mackinaw City - 70 minutes
Mackinac Island - 60 minutes