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Upper Peninsula Things to See

The Norwegian's Featured U.P. Attractions
During your stay at The Norwegian Woods, you can rest assured that there are so many great Upper Peninsula Things to See.  Our cabin places you within an hour of a long list of U.P. attractions that are family friendly and fun.  Just minutes away, you can visit the Seney National Wildlife Refuge where wildlife thrives.  We are situated just minutes from the smallest little town of Curtis, MI where the Erickson Center for the Arts features many great yearly events along with music in the park.

Erickson Center for the Arts | Music in the Park | Art Gallery Curtis, MIErickson Center for the Arts - 12 miles from The Norwegian Woods
Just a few minutes away, the Erickson Center for the Arts is our closet attraction.  They offer a variety of family friendly activities.  Being so close to The Norwegian Woods, you and your group will definitely want to take part in the festivities and visit.  They have events, a gallery, outdoor events, along with weekly "Music in the Park" (at the pavilion, shown in photo).  Bring a chair, a smile, refreshments, and your camera.

"The Erickson Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Curtis Community Arts Council, is a Michigan nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit of individuals of all ages by providing educational, cultural and physical activity opportunities in Curtis, Michigan."

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Upper Tahquamenon Falls near Germfask, MIUpper Tahquamenon Falls - 65 miles from The Norwegian Woods
Just imagine, walking a long a 1/4 mile trail to The Upper Tahquamenon Falls and hearing the roar of the waterfall begin to get louder and louder as you step closer to this incredible U.P. wonder.  This #1 attraction 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.

The Norwegian Woods is just an hour away from this majestic waterfall and it is one of the most fantastic attractions in the State of Michigan.  This beautiful U.P. Attraction 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.

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Lower Tahquamenon FallsLower Tahquamenon Falls - 69 miles from The Norwegian Woods
The amazing Lower Tahquamenon Falls is located just 4 miles from the Upper Falls.  The Lower Tahquamenon Falls is your "hot weather relief" natural water-park to many visitors.  Guest can enjoy the many viewing decks, rent a boat to fish, park their boats, and enjoy this water-filled attraction. 

Many smaller waterfalls cascade around an island for visitor to wade in and cool off in on hot summer days.  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.

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Camp 33 | Upper Tahquamenon State ParkHistorical Camp 33 - 65 miles from The Norwegian Woods
Camp 33 is part of the history of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.  It was built to reflect the days of old, during the logging times and is constructed with large wooden beams.  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 the large outdoor seating - with plenty of picnic tables, making a fire in the outdoor fireplace along with relaxing in one of the many rocking chairs.

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Oswald's Bear RanchOswald's Bear Ranch - 34 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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Seul Choix Pte. Lighthouse – 28 milesSeul Choix Pte. Lighthouse – 28 miles from The Norwegian Woods
Seul Choix Light is a beautiful lighthouse situated in the northwest corner of Lake Michigan. Established in 1892 with a temporary light, Seul Choix Pte. Lighthouse started service in 1895, and was fully automated in 1972. It is an active aid to navigation. There is now a museum at the light and both the building and the grounds are open for visitors from Memorial Day until the middle of October.

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Tahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville TrolleyTahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville Trolley - 44 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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Newberry, MI Logging Museum | Tahquamenon River Logging MuseumTahquamenon River Logging Museum - 26 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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 RefugeSeney National Wildlife Refuge - 3 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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Kitchitikipi | Big SpringKitch-iti-kipi | The Big Spring - 35 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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 BridgeKewadin Casino of Manistique – 27 miles from The Norwegian Woods
Whenever you’re in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’re never far from a Kewadin Casino experience. And that means moments you’ll hold on to forever.  From live entertainment, to gaming, promotions and events – there’s always something going on at Kewadin.

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Cut River BridgeCut River Bridge - 45 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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 ZooGarLyn Zoological Park - 34 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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Newberry, MI Country ClubNewberry Country Club - 22 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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Whitefish PointWhitefish Point - 77 miles from The Norwegian Woods
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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