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Palms Book State Park

 
Manistique, MI 49854
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Palms Book has one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit

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There's so much to see in the U.P.! This circle tour highlights some of the most beautiful parks in Michigan and gives you a complete sampling of everything the Upper Peninsula has to offer. Have fun!   DAY ONE: Straits State Park is the ideal starting point for your journey around the Upper Peninsula. Go for a hike, or have a picnic by the water with views of the Mackinac Bridge. From there, head west toward Palms Book State Park, where you can take a trip on the Kitch-iti-kipi raft. The raft allows visitors to see underwater springs that gush more than 10,000 gallons of water per minute. You can camp nearby at Indian Lake State Park, where cabins and a campground are available. Or, head back to Straits State Park for a night by the bridge.   DAY TWO: Next, head further west toward Bond Falls Scenic Site. Bond Falls is the middle branch of the Ontonagon river which tumbles over a thick belt of fractured rock, dividing the river into numerous small cascades. Just north of here, you can also view Agate Falls. Next, head east and stop at Laughing White Fish Falls and Wagner Falls scenic sites. Both sites offer short hiking trails and scenic observation decks that allow you to view the cascades up-close. BONUS TIPS: If you have time, make a special stop at Van Riper State Park to see moose, or Muskallonge State Park for agates on the Lake Superior beach. You can also stay overnight at Brimley State Park and take time to visit the famous Soo Locks. Several of the historic towns in the U.P. offer dining and lodging options as well.
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Krista M.
May 26, 2016
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5/14/16 Absolutely worth the drive! Kitch-iti-kipi is really cool. The raft is just a short walk from the parking lot. The water is just gorgeous and...
Thomas S.
June 28, 2017
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One of my favorite places to visit when we to to our cottage. Love taking the glass bottom boat across the spring!
Suzie M.
Oct. 5, 2016
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We took the raft ride across the largest natural spring in Michigan and it was super lovely. The water is crystal clear and sooooo blue. You can see fish...
 
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