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. 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.