Located southeast of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Baraga County stretches along the shores of ever-changing Lake Superior and reaches down into the Ottawa National Forest. You can gather up pretty stones and occasional beach glass on Second Sand Beach or the waterfront in L’Anse. Drive the twisty dirt road up Abbaye Peninsula to see the soul-stirring vistas of Point Abbaye’s sandstone shelf, Keweenaw Bay and the distant Huron Islands. If you treasure fall color, Point Abbaye and the Skanee area will rival any “leaf peeping” place in the nation.
The Huron River offers some of the best steelhead fishing in the U.P., and hikers are never disappointed when they reach the Sturgeon River Gorge, climb to the top of Silver Mountain or Little Mountain, and make it to Mount Arvon, Michigan’s high point. Winter is a lovely season in Baraga County, best enjoyed on its 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Or you can renew your spirit along the peaceful Pinery Lakes Cross-Country Ski Trail east of L’Anse or snowshoe in the L’Anse Township Park and Campground.