Big Cedar Campground, Kayak & Canoe Livery
Upper Peninsula Nearby Attractions

Our Nearby UP Attractions
Big Cedar Campground Kayak & Canoe Livery is a family owned and family oriented Upper Peninsula campground.  Our location in Germfask, MI, places you in the center of great UP Things to Do and See.  After exploring the many adventures on the Manistique River, guests can take day trips to the numerous attractions listed below.

Upper Tahquamenon Falls near Germfask, MIErickson Center for the Arts - 11 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Erickson Center is both our closet attraction along with offering a bunch of family friendly activities.  Located just 10 miles from the Big Cedar Campground, you will surely want to take some time and visit.  They have events, a gallery, outdoor events, along with weekly "Music in the Park" (pavilion on right).

"The Erickson Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Curtis Community Arts Council, is a Michigan nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit of individuals of all ages by providing educational, cultural and physical activity opportunities in Curtis, Michigan."

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Upper Tahquamenon Falls near Germfask, MIUpper Tahquamenon Falls - 50 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is over 200 feet wide and 48 feet tall.  When we receive high precipitation, over 50,000 gallons of water spill over the waterfall per second.  You will need a park pass to visit Michigan's State Parks.

We are just an hour away from this majestic waterfall and it is one of the most fantastic attractions in the State of Michigan.  This beautiful UP Attraction is located in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park which encompasses a total of 50,000 acres of pure virgin forests, waterfalls and a majestic river.  The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi.

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Lower Tahquamenon FallsLower Tahquamenon Falls - 54 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is located just 4 miles downstream from the Upper Falls.  The Lower Tahquamenon Falls is really a "hot weather" relief and treat to many visitors.  People can hike, rent a boat to fish, park there boat and enjoy Nature's waterpark. 

Many small waterfalls cascade around an island for people to enjoy and cool off in the summer heat.  There is also a four mile hike to the Upper Falls and entails a winding path along the Tahquamenon River.  The trail is long, please be prepared and bring adequate supplies.

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Camp 33 | Upper Tahquamenon State ParkHistorical Camp 33 - 65 miles from Big Cedar Campground
Camp 33 is part of the history of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.  When visiting the park, take a stroll along the enormous deck and enjoy food and spirits at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub and gifts and the Camp 33 Gift Shop. 

Visitors can enjoy outdoor seating, making a fire in the outdoor fireplace along with relaxing in one of the many rocking chairs (both for adults and children).

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Oswald's Bear RanchOswald's Bear Ranch - 29 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear only ranch in the United States.  The ranch consists of four beautiful and spacious habitats.  They have a very large parking lot to accommodate all types of vehicles.  When you arrive to the bear ranch guests can visit their gift shop and concessions shop, where you can find a bite to eat and buy apples to feed the bears.  Entering the main bear area, you will have the opportunity to get your photos taken with a bear cub.  Walk paths will lead you around the bear habitats to the great viewing platforms.

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Seul Choix Pte. Lighthouse – 28 milesSeul Choix Pte. Lighthouse – 27 miles from Big Cedar Campground
Seul Choix Light is a beautiful lighthouse situated in the northwest corner of Lake Michigan. Established in 1892 with a temporary light, Seul Choix Pte. Lighthouse started service in 1895, and was fully automated in 1972. It is an active aid to navigation. There is now a museum at the light and both the building and the grounds are open for visitors from Memorial Day until the middle of October.

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Tahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville TrolleyTahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville Trolley - 38 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Toonerville Trolley is an authentic narrow gauge railroad that takes you 5.5 miles through thick forests, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the track is your first view of the Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

Tour #1 is a 6 1/2 hour round trip train and riverboat tour to our private access at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The only tour to Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 Hour Wilderness Train Ride.

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Newberry, MI Logging Museum | Tahquamenon River Logging MuseumTahquamenon River Logging Museum - 29 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Tahquamenon Logging Museum and Nature Study, located just 1 1/2 miles North of Newberry Michigan, invites you to come to their museum and park to explore the original buildings and memorabilia from lumberjack days of the past. Come and see the original C.C.C. buildings full of old photos, models and original logging equipment. Eat a real lumberjack's breakfast in the Authentic Cook-shack made over a wood stove with home made care and goodness. Stroll along the boardwalk and nature trail and see part of the Tahquamenon Forest. The Tahquamenon River is nestled along this beautiful trail, where blue herons, ducks, birds and other wildlife abound.

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Seney National Wildlife RefugeSeney National Wildlife Refuge - 3 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 95,212 acres of wilderness, swamps, islands, and lakes. Animals abound and thrive within the safe haven of this refuge. Beautiful Trumpeter Swans, osprey, deer, loons, moose, deer, turtles, geese, fish, eagles, along with many other species.   

The 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive is a must for wildlife viewers visiting the refuge. The route takes visitors alongside open water ponds and wetlands, sedge meadows, and through forests. These diverse habitats attract native and migratory wildlife, many of which can be seen at close range on both sides of the auto route, and often seen in the pine stands growing along many of the dikes.

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Kitchitikipi | Big SpringKitch-iti-kipi | The Big Spring - 42 miles from Big Cedar Campground
Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. The name means big cold water and is sometimes referred to as "The Big Spring". It is located in the Palms Book State Park, northwest of Manistique about six miles (9.7 km) west on US Highway 2 and 12 miles (19 km) north on M-149.

This freshwater spring has a paved path to the self-operated raft that provides the perfect water observation.  The water is so blue and clear that you will be able to see ancient tree trunks, trout and the water rushing upward through the springs.

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Cut River BridgeKewadin Casino of Manistique – 26 miles from Big Cedar Campground
Whenever you’re in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you’re never far from a Kewadin Casino experience. And that means moments you’ll hold on to forever.  From live entertainment, to gaming, promotions and events – there’s always something going on at Kewadin.

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Cut River BridgeCut River Bridge - 50 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Cut River Bridge was built in 1947 and spans the Cut River between Epoufette and Brevort. There is a long wooden staircase to the valley below that was constructed some time after the construction of the bridge itself. The bridge carries traffic on US 2 above and spans the Cut River Valley, 147 feet below. This area is especially beautiful in the fall where all the trees surrounding the bridge become engulfed with red, orange and yellow.

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Garlyn ZooGarLyn Zoological Park - 37 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The GarLyn Zoo is home to hundreds of native North American animals including, alligator, black bear, wolves, bobcat, whitetail deer, cougar, river otter, porcupine, bison, also exotic animals from around the world, wallaby, patagonian cavy, ring-tailed lemur, camel, reindeer, sika deer, sulcata tortoise to name a few. Started in 1994 on US-2 in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Just 6 miles east of Naubinway, only 40 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge. The zoo offers a child friendly atmosphere and people friendly animals. You will enjoy the natural wooded appeal of mature pine trees and cedar mulched trails. You will see, learn about and enjoy animals from all over the world.

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Newberry, MI Country ClubNewberry Country Club - 24 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Newberry Country Club is situated on 200 pristine acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our Northern Michigan Golf Course has been redesigned with new bunkers, lengthened holes and new tee boxes, thus adding length to the entire course. 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.

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Whitefish PointWhitefish Point - 75 miles from Big Cedar Campground
The Whitefish Point Light, a lighthouse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is the oldest operating light on Lake Superior. It is arguably the most important light on Lake Superior. All vessels entering and leaving Lake Superior must pass the light. It stands on the treacherous southern shoreline of Lake Superior known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes" in an area with more shipwrecks than any other area of the lake.

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