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Any one know about Pretty Lakes Quiet Area?
“Because of my wife's MS, we will be doing a canoe trip this Summer. We've heard about "Pretty Lakes Quiet Area", north of Newberry, MI. Anyone know about the area?
“Don't know anything about that area, but hit Tequamenan Falls (or however you spell it). It will be very worth your time.”
“Will see what I can find out about it Stumprider...I have a few books I'll check.”
“I couldn't find a thing! Maybe give the DNR a call and they can help you. Or here is the Newberry Area tourism association's number:
800-831-7292. I hope that's helpful.”
Thanks! I've tried to find stuff on the web and came up with about the same. The area was mentioned in Midwest Living this month, but only in passing.
“My pleasure. let us know what you find out and how it is if you end up paddling there. Birch and I have a canoe that doesn't see enough water.”
“Found a book that describes the area and lots of other areas for paddling in Michigan. "Paddling Michigan." Seems to have a good brief summary of paddling places in both Upper and Lower Michigan. Authors are Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom. It's a 'Falcon Guide' and was published last year. Appears to be a pretty decent guide for $19.95 ISBN 1-56044-838-5”
“i think i can help...........”
“I'd appreciate it.”
“Cool! I'll have to check out that book Stumprider, thanks.”
“Looked at briefly, it has some outline maps, and some hints about camping spots. But as it does both the Upper and Lower it's rather brief. Yet offers more information than I had before. We're getting psyched to go!”
We used to live in L'Anse which is in the western half of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. However, we used to fish the Two Hearted river each spring and fall for Steelhead. We camped in the Deer Park area. It's beautiful country but be prepared for black-flies if you go in the summer. We've been in Montana for years now so have long since gotten rid of any info I could have sent you. Check with Michigan Travel Bureau 1-800-543-2937. I hope that number is still current.”
“From Hunt's Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula:
Pretty Lakes Quiet Area path and canoeing/Lake Superior State Forest
This area rates very, very high as an ideal camping and day use activity location in the opinion of one experienced Upper Peninsula outdoorsman with high aesthetic standards. Five small lakes are linked by canoe portages which stand out clearly as pathway openings on these small lakes. A short (2/3 mile) hiking path connects three of the lakes. Canoe campsites are at every portage and one other location, and an 18 unit rustic campground is at Pretty Lake.
From H37/CR407 about 5 miles south of Deer Park or 23 miles northwest of Newberry, take CR416 about 3 miles west to campground road. (906) 293-5131. No fee for day use.
There is a small passage in the book about the rustic campground and a bunch of stuff on the area surrounding it.
I'd suggest buying the book. I've met the author before and she works hard and does a great job. You can get closeout older editions at Afterwords Book store on Main Street in Ann Arbor or new editions at Borders/Barnes&Noble.
“You'll enjoy the area. You can walk the shores of Superior. the fishing is good. Camping abounds. Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Museum is near. Lots of inland lakes for swimming, Superior rarely warms up enough. The Paradise Bar has the best burgers in the U.P. Don't forget to try a pasty if you never have. Great area. You won't be disappointed. Bring Off!”
“Reformed: Thanks! Will look for that! (Also been in Afterwords.)
Geezr: I've been in the UP a number of times, just not to the Pretty Lakes Area. I've had pasties before, once even home-made, followed by a Sauna in February. And yes they did cut a hole in the pond! (Although I wasn't for me, just stood out on the porch of the sauna and gazed at the sky.)”
“Enjoy your trip!”
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