Attractions - ORV, Pine
Irons, MI 49644, USA
Lake County Michigan orv trails... ATV, ORV and Snowmobilers Paradise
Enjoy Direct Trail Access to Lincoln Hills from our resort. In Lake County Michigan, most County roads are open to ATV's to ride at 25 mph. ORV's, ATV's, Quads and single track Bikes take advantage of over 230 miles of groomed trails. Snowmobiles enjoy over 800 mile of trails from our doorstep. For the best experience of lake county trail riding, start at Best Bear Lodge & RV Resort! Note* For a great experience get familiar with the law. Here are some common rules; Lights have to be on when operating on open county roads. Forest roads are closed to orv's. While riding county roads, you must ride on RH side of paved portion. ( not the shoulder). Must purchase the proper trail permits $36.25 total. There is a list of common infractions printed on the 2016 Lake County trail map on sale at Best Bear for $2.00 each. Finally, please go easy on the dirt roads, do not tear them up by doing donuts or spinning your tires. Together let's keep the county roads open to ATV's for generations to come. For more info and events visit www.lakecotrails.com
Wellston, MI 49689, USA
The Pine River is a popular for stunning views and wildlife enjoyed by people kayaking, canoeing and tubing.
9922 W Front St, Empire, MI 49630
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
Welcome to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!
Sleeping Bear Dunes offers many excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, wildlife viewing and just plain having fun. Start planning your visit by using the links below. Also, remember the key to a great visit is staying safe.
5482 W 10 1/2 Mile Rd, Irons, MI, United States
The Oak Grove Tavern - Family Friendly
The Oak Grove is family friendly and will take you for a journey back in time. Old country band every Tuesday night with $1.00 coney dogs. Euchre with the retirees on Monday's.. I love to play, starts at 6pm sharp. DJ weekends & Karaoke. Finally, the Best Halloween party around. In 2015 I was the Mayor of Halloween and was almost arrested by the Bar Tender! Great Times, I love Baldwin area especially the little town of Irons. Tired of waiting at stop lights? You will not see one in Lake County Michigan!
What I like most about the Oak Grove Tavern is the fact they are community oriented and help sponsor many events and charities including the Wertz Warriors Special Olympics. Like us, some money you spend here will go to help others. https://www.oakgrovebar.com/
8962 South M-37 Baldwin, MI 49304
Shrine of the Pines
Shrine of the Pines is a property south of Baldwin, Michigan on highway M-37. It is significant for its collection of early 20th-century American craft furniture. Created by Raymond W. Overholzer over the course of nearly 30 years from the early 1920s until his death in 1952, the collection was intended as a memorial to the eastern white pine which had been logged to near extinction in northern Michigan. The property, which includes the original log cabin built as a gallery space to house the furniture collection, along with the furniture was designated a Michigan State Historic Site on July 20, 1982.
Overholzer, a native of Ohio, moved to the community of Marlborough, Michigan with his wife and mother in 1920 following the era of extensive logging. An avid hunter and amateur taxidermist, Overholzer regularly wandered what is now Manistee National Forest hunting game that he would later mount. Deeply concerned that the white pine would never again naturally regrow and repopulate the area, he began collecting stumps and roots that remained from the logging activity, initially crafting them into mirror frames and bases for his taxidermy.
Dining table and chairs by Raymond W. Overholzer
By 1939 Overholzer's collection of handcrafted items, made only of found white pine lumber, had grown so large that he and a group of friends constructed a cabin as a gallery space. The cabin was given the name "Shrine of the Pines", memorializing what had been Michigan's greatest natural resource. The cabin was opened to the public, and Overholzer continued to work tirelessly, adding to the collection which numbered 201 pieces at the time of his death. The collection includes a dining table and seating for ten, buffet and console tables, beds for all ten guests, a game table with five club chairs, settee, rocking chair and ottoman, a pair of wingback chairs, revolving gun rack, and many other cabinets and accents. The dining table was made of one 700-pound root, with over 60 inlays in its surface.
Each piece was constructed using only hand tools, with wooden dowel joinery, and glue made of Overholzer's own formula rumored to have included pine pitch, fish innards, deer hair, and sawdust. Overholzer sanded the surfaces with homemade sandpaper of crushed glass and local sands, and finished the pieces with animal grease.
At his death, Overholzer willed the collection of furniture along with the property to the Boysville of Michigan of Clinton, Michigan.
Later acquired by a group of local patrons, the shrine remains open, with tours available May 15 through October 15.
8805 13 Mile Rd. Bear Lake, Michigan 49614
Horse Back Riding at The Rockin' R Ranch
The Rockin' R Ranch offers gentle and responsive horses good for any ability so you can enjoy the magnificent scenery from horseback. Horse owners and inexperienced riders alike enjoy our well-trained horses and we can find a good match for any riding level.
Our main focus is on trail riding and offering a special experience for you while making memories! Taking in the beautiful scenery from horseback will take you for a journey back in time that you'll remember forever.
Pere Marquette River
The Pere Marquette River is a river in Michigan in the United States. The main stream of this river is 63.9 miles (102.8 km) long, running from Lake County south of Baldwin into the Pere Marquette Lake, and from there into Lake Michigan. The upper portion of the Pere Marquette runs approximately 44 miles (71 km) from the forks of the Little South and Middle Branches downstream to highway M-37. In 1978, 66 miles (106 km) of the river was designated a National Scenic River. This section begins near Baldwin at the junction of the Little South and Middle Branches and continues until the river meets U.S. Highway 31 in Scottville.
This river's original native fish was the Grayling, but due to deforestation after the great Chicago Fire, they disappeared from the river. It was then stocked with rainbow trout in 1876. In 1884, the Baldwin River, a major tributary, became the first American river to ever be stocked with European brown trout fish, which were imported from Germany, and is why they are referred to by some as German Brown Trout.
Other animal species living along this river
- King (Chinook) Salmon, successfully introduced in the 1960s
- Steelhead (Rainbow) Trout
- Brook trout
- Western chorus frog
- Northern leopard frog
- Eastern tiger salamander and several other species of salamander
- Northern water snake
- Red-bellied snake
- Copper-bellied water snake
- Common snapping turtle
- Red-eared slider
- Five-lined skink
- New Zealand mud snail, an invasive species
- North American River Otter
For additionl information visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pere_Marquette_River