Indian Lake State Park
Address: 8970 Co Rd 442, Manistique, MI 49854
After exploring the woods, we ventured outside of the campground. We’ve explored the Big Spring Kitch-iti-kipi once before, last year, but thought we’d check it out again since it was so close to our campground.
On the way to the spring, we found the Thompson State Fish Hatchery. It started down pouring while there, but it was still fun to duck inside the building, check out the videos, and then walk around and look for fish.
The view here was pretty spectacular this particular day when the skies cleared up and the sun was shining. The water was clear and we could see hundreds of thousands of tiny fish. This was a treat, as the last time we visited we only saw large fish in the water. It was pretty amazing to see.
The colors made for a breathtaking view as well.
While out exploring, we headed south to Fayette Historic State Park. This is one of those places that just transports you to another time. I didnt know this place even existed. What an interesting place. Fayette Historic State Park is just what it says, a historic park, which represents the town as it once was as an industrial community. There is a nice rocky beach front and beautiful rock formations here as well to check out.
At the entrance to the park we even met a new friend:
Last but not least, there are a lot of roadside scenes on the drive between Mackinaw and Manistique. Plenty of places to waste hours just driving and taking in the beauty of the UP.
Cut River Bridge is a must stop on the way home.
We sure did have fun exploring here.