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Van Riper State Park

 
851 County Road AKE Champion, MI 49814
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Van Riper State Park contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose!

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Wagner Falls - Four Seasons of Great Photos

Easy to get to, this scenic site is a can't miss when visiting Marquette.  If you are headed over to Van Riper to glimpse a moose, make a stop at this gorgeous spot.
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Tour The Upper Peninsula! - MI

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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Brice B.
June 28, 2016
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Quite simply the best corned beef hash I've had in a diner like this. Wasn't overly salty like most places. Homey without being forced; a true small town...
Dave L.
Aug. 20, 2016
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We camped at Van Riper State Park down the road and had breakfast here. The staff was very friendly and the food was great! Very cute and clean spot nestled...
Jim N.
May 23, 2017
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Excellent Service and good food at a fair price. A little bit out of the way, but worth the stop. The burgers were juicy and the chicken looked promising...
 
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