Head to the wilderness for our mountains and miles of hiking trails and to the open water for a visit to our many beaches bordering Lake Superior. Baraga County summers are beautiful here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and the opportunities for recreation are nearly endless.
Also enjoy riding on a multitude of scenic paved, gravel side roads, and logging trails throughout Baraga County. Click here to download the biking trails PDF.
- Tour De Mt. Arvon – 29 MILES
- Tour da Aura – 26 MILES
- Tour da Skanee – 51 miles
- Tour da Pequaming – 22 MILES
- Tour da Baraga – 5.6 MILES
*These guides are published by the Baraga County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as an aid to bicyclists and are not intended to be a substitute for a person’s use of reasonable care. Baraga County makes no express or implied warranty as to the safety or condition of the roads indicated; the user of these maps bears full responsibility for his or her safety. Conditions indicated on the maps are subject to change, be prepared to make your own evaluation of traffic and roads and plan routes appropriate to your riding skills. All public and private entities and persons involved in the creation of this map disclaim responsibility and shall not be answerable or held accountable in any manner for loss, damage or injury that may be suffered as a result of the use of these maps.
Baraga County offers fishermen a variety of venues from fishing for pan fish, perch, walleye and northern pike on its many inland lakes (Big, Beaufort, Burns, Crooked, Craig, Fence, George, Keewaydin, King, Laws, Parent, Prickett, Roland, Ruth, Vermillac, fly fishing for trout on its many rivers & streams (Carp, Clear. Falls, Huron, Kelsey, Menge, Perch, Ravine, Silver, Six Mile, Slate, Sturgeon, or deep sea fishing for salmon, whitefish and lake trout on Lake Superior, Keweenaw and Huron Bay.
Fishing License & Supplies
- Gambles Do-It Best: (906) 524-7737 – 15 S. Main St, L’Anse
- Holiday Gas Station & Store: (906) 521-5970 – US Hwy 41, L’Anse
- Indian Country Sports: (906) 524-6518 – 17 S Front St, L’Anse
- Wilkinson’s Store: (906) 353-6257 – 117 Superior Ave, Baraga
Baraga Municipal Marina: (906) 353-8110 – US Hwy 41, Baraga
Historic Ford ‘Ol Town Marina & Campground: (906) 524-6413 – Pequaming
Lakeside Marina: (906) 353-7123 – Lakeside Inn – US Hwy 41, Baraga
L’Anse Municipal Marina: (906) 524-6116 – L’Anse
Ojibwa Marina: (906) 353-9655 – Ojibwa Campground – US Hwy 41, Baraga
Witz’s Marina: (906) 524-7795 – Skanee
Hiking and Backpacking
Craig Lake State Park: Day hike and camp in one of Upper Michigan’s most remote State Forest Park.
Falls River Trail: Easily accessed trail provides views of Lower Falls and Un-named Falls. Directions can be found at Waterfalls of Baraga County.
L’Anse Township Park : Enjoy Cathy’s Path and Soup’s Loop for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. Parking is located on the Skanee Road, 2 miles northeast of downtown L’Anse and just 800’ past the L’Anse Township Park entrance.
Little Mountain: Foot path to the top with a view of Lake Superior down below.
Mount Arvon: Highest point in Michigan at 1979 ft.
Mouth of the Huron: Dense woods, sand beaches and views of the Huron Islands.
North Country Hiking Trail in Baraga County: The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches more than 4,000 miles to link communities and wilderness areas across seven northern states. More than 1,700 miles have been certified off-road. The map link above shows the trail as it cuts through Baraga County. When completed it will be the longest off-road hiking trail in the United States. North Country Trail Association Home Page
Point Abbaye: Located on the tip of Huron Bay overlooking Lake Superior with a great view of the Huron Islands and Huron Mountains. The shoreline is comprised of jagged rocks of many different formations and levels. From L’Anse, take Main Street to Skanee Road then turn left onto Townline Road. At the 4 way stop, go straight, take the next dirt road on your right which should be the Pt. Abbaye road. Follow the road to the point.
Silver Mountain: Climb the stairs to enjoy a panoramic view of the Sturgeon River Valley and Prickett Dam Lake. Go west on M-38 about 8-10 miles, turn left on Prickett Dam Road and then follow the signs to Silver Mountain. About a 20-25 minute walk. Walk through the remains of the quarry area that dates back to the 1800’s.
Waterfalls of Baraga County: 13 waterfalls to hike to and visit in and around Baraga County.
For additional local information on hiking & backpacking in Baraga County, please visit the Baraga County Trails in Motion Facebook Page
Plenty of opportunities for geocaching are available in Baraga County. Visit the listings for Baraga County HERE to begin your search.
- Explore miles and miles of pristine shoreline in the protected waters of Huron Bay with free access at (1) the Silver River boat launch on Skanee Rd just north of Town Line Rd and (2) at the Arvon Township Park and boat launch area SE of Skanee on Park Rd. Plenty of free parking.
- Put in for free at the (1) L’Anse Waterfront Park, (2) the beach at the head of Keweenaw Bay along US Hwy 41 between L’Anse & Baraga, (3) First Sand Beach south of Pequaming on Pequaming Rd and (4) Second Sand Beach between Pequaming and Aura on Aura Rd. Plenty of free parking.
Keweenaw Water Trail – The KWT follows the shoreline and circles the northern most tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula as it juts into the waters of Lake Superior. Visit their website for more information and maps.
Kayaking & Rafting (Whitewater)
Falls River (Mead Rd to Lake Superior) 2.0 miles – class III – IV
Perch River (Hwy 28 to Sturgeon River) 6.8 miles – class II (III)
Ravine River (Silver Rd to Skanee Rd) 6.6 miles – class II & III
Rock River (Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River) 5 miles – class II & III+
Silver River (Silver Rd to Arvon Rd) 2.3 miles – class III – IV
Silver River (Arvon Rd to Silver River Park) 4.2 miles – class III – IV (V)
Slate River (Quarry to Quartzite Falls) 2.5 miles – class III – IV
Sturgeon River (US Hwy 41 to upper falls) 1.3 miles – class IV – V
View the USGS river level gauge on the Silver River at the following website: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mi/nwis/uv/?site_no=04043150&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060
Opened in 1962, the L’Anse Golf Club features all the hallmarks of Michigan golf.
- 9 hole course with driving range
- Yardage: 3210 yds
- Par: 36
- Slope: 110
There are over 150 miles of designated ORV/ATV Trails in Baraga County. All roads managed by the Baraga County Road Commission have a shoulder open for ORV/ATV riding. A new ORV trail was opened in the summer of 2012 connecting Baraga State Park on US Hwy 41 between Baraga and L’Anse to Twin Lakes State Park off of Hwy 26 by Roland Lake.
For more information, please check the Baraga County ORV Trails Map
- First Sand Beach on Pequaming Rd between L’Anse and Pequaming.
- Head of Keweenaw Bay on US Hwy 41 between Baraga & L’Anse.
- L’Anse Waterfront Park in downtown L’Anse.
- Ojibwa Recreation Area on US Hwy 41 north of Baraga.
- Second Sand Beach located in the township park located between Pequaming and Aura on Aura Rd.
Bowling & Gambling
- Ojibwa Casino and Hotel in Baraga
- Whirl-I-Gig Bowling Lanes – Whirl-I-Gig Rd 3 miles north of L’Anse on Main St/Skanee Rd – (906) 524-7875