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Local Attractions

Presque Isle Local Attractions

The Grand Lake area is located in close proximity to Lake Huron,
which is home to a multitude of dive sites, both shoreline and off-shore shipwrecks.

 

Local Attractions - Hiking The Presque Isle Area

The Grand Lake area has lots of places to take a hike. Some of
the hiking trails in the area

Lake Esau is known locally for its crystal clear water and
beautifully forested shoreline. Located between Grand Lake and
Lake Huron on Kauffman Blvd

Discover the area by bicycle. Some of the best biking in
northeast Michigan can be found along the shores of
Grand Lake and Lake Huron in Presque Isle

Grand Lake Branch Library

8797 E Grand Lake Rd
PO Box 40
Presque Isle MI 49777

Phone: (989)-595-5051
Fax: (989)-595-3146

http://www.pidl.org/

7 miles south of the Lodge are nineteen very large and
geologically interesting sink holes which are two to three
hundred feet in diameter and very deep

The Emily Min Hunt Nature Preserve is just 4 miles south of
Grand Lake. It is operated by the Thunder Bay Audubon Society.

Adeline Sims is reputed to be the only female Mason in
Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

The Presque Isle Harbor Wooden Boat show’s mission statement
is: “To provide citizens of the area an opportunity to view
and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship.

Frederick Burnham settled in Michigan in the 1840’s.
Beginning in the 1850’s, the Burnhams acquired large tracts
of Presque Isle County’s rich timberlands.

The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse is located one mile from the
1870 Light Keepers Station. The site is open for tours and
tower climbing from June through September.

This lighthouse, built in 1870 by Orlando M. Poe, is one
of three Great Lakes towers built from the same plans.
It replaced the smaller 1840 harbor light.

The Besser Natural Area is home to one of Michigan’s last few
stands of Virgin Pine. A one mile foot trail can be hiked

John C. Kauffman migrated to America from Tuttlingen, Germany
in 1851. Kauffman started as a lumberjack and built a house in 1862

Grand Lake is a 5,660 acre lake with 19 islands. It is the
largest lake in Presque Isle County and the 19th largest
lake in the State of Michigan.

Across the street from the North Bay Beach House,
and adjacent from the state marina is the
Presque Isle Harbor Beach.

Thompson’s Harbor is a Michigan State Park that encompasses
over 5000 acres of undeveloped beach dunes, upland and marsh.

Presque Isle State Harbor
Phone (989) 595-3069

Amenities include: restrooms, showers, electricity, water,
pump-out, gasoline, diesel, launch, fishing pier, dog run and grills.