Upper Michigan Attractions and Lodging
Soft Adventure in Newberry, Michigan
Come visit Newberry for great Upper Peninsula soft adventure recreational activities. We offer year-round fun for the entire family to enjoy. We are situated in the middle of many great forests, lakes, streams, trails, state parks, and beaches that make these great “quiet” experiences possible. One of the great year-round activities that you don’t want to miss out on is photography. Amateurs and professional photographers alike love the Upper Peninsula. Here you can experience the soothing sounds of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Here people love to photograph the scenic forests, the falls, the trails, and the wildlife. The park is over 50,000 acres and more moose are viewed at the State Park than anywhere else.
"What are the Things to Do in Newberry MI?"
Take a quiet vacation in the Upper Peninsula and find out the many wonderful ways to enjoy Newberry and the surrounding area. Sit beside a quiet stream or listen to the waves of Lake Superior gently roll to shore. Nature is here and ready for your participation.
Tahquamenon Country is a premiere birding destination. Tens of thousands of migrant birds travel through this area every spring and fall. The geology of this territory make for a "natural migrant corridor". Bird watchers have been viewing and documenting birds for years here in this great region. Birding lovers enjoy searching the sky for Spruce Grouse, Rough-legged Hawk, Jaegers, Great Gray Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Peregrine Falcons, along with many others.
A great adventure awaits you here in Newberry, MI. Our featured activities include: Swimming the Lower Tahquamenon Falls on a hot summer day and enjoy our "Natural Outdoor Waterpark", Photography, Agate hunting, Attend the Rock On Rock Show in September of Each Year at the Muskallonge State Park, Biking, Bird Watching, Hiking between the Lower and Upper Tahquamenon Falls, Hiking Hamilton Lake Nature Preserve and other fine trails, Fishing, Hunting, golfing the Newberry Country Club, Workshops, Canoeing, Kayaking, Skiing, Lantern Lit Snowshoe Trail at the Tahquamenon Falls (click here for dates), Play Tennis at the Charles Road Fields, Ice Skate at "The Barn" in Newberry, Disc Golf at the LMAS Disc Golf Course, & Pick Morel Mushrooms.
Lower Tahquamenon Falls - "Nature's Water-Park!"
The entrance to the Lower Falls is four miles east of the Upper Falls along M-123. These falls are easily viewed and photographed from the paved walkway. A quarter-mile boardwalk will take you through a thick coniferous forest, ending at the viewing platforms. Located just 4 miles downstream from the Upper Falls, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls is really a complete surprise to many visitors. People can hike, rent a boat and fish, park there boat at the island and enjoy "Nature's Water-park". Many small waterfalls cascade around an island for people to enjoy and cool off in the summer heat.
Hike Between The Falls
Hiking is the most popular activity in the park. The 4-mile River Trail parallels the Tahquamenon River between the Upper and Lower Falls, traversing through old-growth forest, giant cedars and hemlocks, and beautiful wild flowers. Hikers can park their vehicle at the Lower Falls and take a shuttle to the trail-head at the Upper Falls. Closed-toe shoes, water and snacks are recommended. The trail is long so please bring adequate supplies. Leashed dogs are welcome on the shuttle and the hiking trails. Shuttles run seasonal, so please call in advance: (386) 227-7768
♦ Informational Hiking and Biking Brochure
Newberry Country Club
The Newberry Country Club, Upper Peninsula's Premiere Golf Course located in beautiful Newberry, Michigan welcomes you. The club is situated on 200 pristine acres in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The course has been redesigned with new bunkers, lengthened holes and new tee boxes. 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.
Upper Michigan Activities in the Sunshine
You and your family will enjoy the many warm weather activities found throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan: swimming, biking, bird watching, hiking, fishing, golfing, Upper Michigan canoeing / kayaking, & workshops right here in the Newberry Area.
Photo: Kayakers enjoying the Manistique River that flows throughout the Seney Wildlife Refuge providing soft adventure enthusiasts a unique view of the surrounding forest and wildlife.
Unique U.P. Activities
Mushrooming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a wonderful activity. The rewards of mushroom hunting are being outdoors, viewing wildlife, and eating these prized Morel mushrooms. Make sure to have someone show you what to look for and do some research on how to identity editable mushrooms. Mushrooms usually grow in May or June, depending on temperatures and rainfall. Visitors should call ahead and check in with the chamber ahead of time.
Lake Superior Agate Hunting
Lake Superior agates can be found along the beaches and shores north of Newberry, MI. Many visitors enjoy the easy of access at Grand Marais, MI and Deer Park, MI. This area has parking along the lake or at the Muskellunge State Park. Attend the Rock On Rock Show in September of Each Year at the Muskallonge State Park. Noted for its rich colors, Lake Superior agates are usually red, orange and yellow in hues with banding. These colors are a result of the oxidation of iron.
♦ Karen Brzys, Gitche Gumee Museum
♦ Rock On Show Dates
Upper Michigan Fishing
Fishermen will enjoy some of the world's most fantastic UP Fishing: pike, walleye, and trout fishing. Enjoy the Tahquamenon River, Two Hearted River, and the Fox River. We are the land between the lakes and are centrally located between Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Big Manistique Lake, Round Lake, South Manistique Lake, Bass Lake, Hulbert lake, and Trout Lake. For a full list of great fishing information and Luce County's lakes, streams and rivers to fish, please click the following link.
♦ Fishing Information for Luce County Brochure
Newberry, Michigan Snowshoeing
Visitors to the Tahquamenon area also enjoy: downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, programs & workshops found throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The Tahquamenon Falls State Park has numerous trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. They also hold many winter events that involve soft adventure like their annual snowshoe races.
U.P. Cross-Country Skiing
Imagine cross-country skiing through the Tahquamenon Falls State Park where you can choose from a mile long trail to an eight mile trail bringing you through the Giant Pines. Visitors to the park will enjoy the views throughout this forest along with the peaceful nature of the woods that make it unforgettable.
Canada Lakes is a great place to spend the day cross-country skiing. Here you will find 14 miles of groomed ski trails that also allow for hiking and biking in the warm season. Canada Lakes Pathway is located south of Newberry, MI: 5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403
Big Valley Ski Hill
Big Valley Ski Hill is located just west of Newberry and offers a small downhill ski hill for visitors. There is also a tow rope at the hill to assist skiers.
Great Soft Adventure Resources:
♦ Michigan DNR Newberry Management Unit
♦ Michigan DNR Tahquamenon Natural Area
♦ Birding the Tahquamenon Falls
♦ Explore M123
♦ Newberry Country Club - Upper Peninsula Golf Course
♦ U.S. Fish and Wildlife - Seney National Wildlife Refuge
♦ Seney National Wildlife Refuge Activity and Event Schedule
♦ Seney's Amateur Photo Contest
♦ Rock On Lake Superior Agates Show
Life Begins North!