Upper Michigan Lodging
|Tahquamenon Falls,Upper Michigan Attractions |
Upper Michigan Attractions
The Eastern Upper Peninsula offers a wide variety of attractions, many are just minutes away from Duffy's Motel. We are located four miles north of Newberry, MI - the Official Moose Capital of the State of Michigan. Year-round activities will make your vacation fun and exciting. We invite you to visit our region and experience the four-season adventure we have to offer.
Upper Michigan Snowmobiling and ATV/ORV
Duffy's Motel has extra large parking area for large trucks with recreational trailers: snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, ATV / ORV. Guests can also
snowmobile or ATV / ORV from your motel's front door direct to snowmobile trails and ATV trails.
|Tahquamenon Falls |
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is located just 18 minutes north of Duffy's Motel. Set within a pristine wilderness, the Tahquamenon Falls is over 200' wide and 48' high. Over 50,000 gallons of water spill over this incredible falls per second. (Seasonal precipitation can increase or decrease this amount significantly.) A magnificent walk path will direct your way through the forest within the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Surrounded in old growth forest, this special place was rich in Ojibwa Indian culture, fur trading and later played a major part in the days of Lumberjacks. The River was used in the logging industry to transport logs to the sawmills.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Within the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you will find the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. Guests enjoy a multitude of year-round activities such as birding, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more. The areas wildlife abound and by chance you may see black bear, whitetail deer, moose, and other wildlife.
|Oswald's Bear Ranch |
Oswald's Bear Ranch is just 5 minutes from Duffy's Motel. It is the largest (bear only) bear ranch in the entire United States. This great family friendly Upper Michigan Attraction is located ust 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls.
Oswald's has 29 black bears, 2 huge habitats (.5 mile around each) and 2 smaller habitats. The yearling black bears have a wonderful waterfall located within their bear habitat. Oswald's Bear Ranch is one of the top ten family friendly Upper Michigan Attractions that is affordable and fun.
|Tahquamenon River Logging Museum |
The Tahquamenon Logging Museum and Nature Study is located just 1.5 miles north of Newberry, MI. Come and explore their museum, park, original buildings, and memorabilia from lumberjack days. Eat a real lumberjack's breakfast made over a old time wood stove in their authentic cookshack .
Stroll along the boardwalk and nature trail through the Tahquamenon forest. The Tahquamenon River is nestled along this beautiful trail, where blue herons, ducks, birds and other wildlife abound. (Photo by Gina Harman)
|Big Springs "Kitch-iti-kipi" |
North on M-149, 11 miles from US-2. Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring. Kitch-iti-kipi measures 200' across and 40' deep, the Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute flow through the fissures in the underlying limestone. It runs year-round at a steady temperature of 45 degrees fahrenheit. The observation raft is free (although you pay to enter the park). Ancient tree trunks, water bubbling from the springs, and very large trout are some of the amazing items that you will observe during your trip.
|Seney National Wildlife Refuge |
Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the east-central portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It 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, Sandhill Cranes, osprey, deer, loons, moose, deer, turtles, geese, fish, eagles, are just some of the wildlife that will welcome your visit!
In 1935, the Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Native wetland ecosystems at the refuge are important habitat for species like American bittern, Le Conte's sparrow, northern harrier, sedge wren and yellow rail.
On July 25th, 2012 the light once again became operational. On November 23rd, 2012 a new 300mm marine light was mounted in the lantern room of the lighthouse. This is a great place to walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
|GarLyn Zoological Park |
Our web pages will show you some of the animals at our zoo including both native animals like, black bear, wolves, bobcat, whitetail deer, cougar, river otter, raccoon, skunk and exotic animals from around the world, wallaby, patagonian cavy, ring-tailed lemur, reindeer and many more. We hope you find our web pages and the zoo both entertaining and educational.
|Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore |
Multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and the forest of the Lake Superior shoreline beckon visitors to explore this 73,000 acre park. Located in the center of the Upper Peninsula, visit this site for more details.
|Fayette Historic State Park |
Fayette offers unmatched serenity of a Lake Michigan harbor, white cliffs and verdant forests.
|Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours & The Famous Toonerville Trolley |
The TOONERVILLE TROLLEY, an authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the train line is your first view of the beautiful 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. A must do for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. 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. Family owned and Operated for over 83 years. 1-888-77-TRAIN
|Soo Locks |
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and it is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Enjoy riding through the Soo Locks and navigating in the St. Mary’s River.
|Mackinac Island |
Horses, History & Hospitality - Mackinac Island is nestled in the straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet. American, Great Lakes and Michigan history is rich on the Island, from military to commerce to the who's who of days gone by, everyone will enjoy the opportunity to enrich themselves while visiting Mackinac Island.
|Mackinac Bridge |
The five-mile bridge, including approaches, and the world's longest suspension bridge between cable anchorages, had been designed by the great engineer Dr. David B. Steinman.
|Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum |
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the only one of its kind dedicated to the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. It is fittingly located at Whitefish Point, Michigan, site of the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior.
|Upper Michigan Activities |
Newberry, Michigan is well known for hunting, boating, jet skiing, snowmobiling, down-hill skiing, dogsledding, ATV / ORVing, along with many other Upper Michigan Activities. Duffy's Motel is the perfect place for snowmobiling and ATVing. Guests can snowmobile directly from their front door.
Our fastest growing UP recreational activity is ATV, ORV, four-wheeling activities. Our UP ATV trails are growing and we have plenty of space here at Duffy's Motel for your recreational trailer and ATVs.
|During our winter season, snowmobiling is king. Newberry Michigan ranks #5 in the Nation for snowmobiling by America's Best Online and #3 by Lake Superior Magazine! Our area delivers excitedment! Check out www.tasatrails.com for our area's snowmobile trail report. For more Upper Michigan snowmobile trail reports, UP web cams, and information, please visit www.upsnowmobiling.com |
Our location makes it hard to choose which lake you would like to enjoy: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Big Manistique Lake, Round Lake, South Manistique Lake, Bass Lake, Hulbert Lake, Trout Lake, Brevort Lake, Rexton Lake, Kaks Lake, Pike Lake, and Culhane Lake are just a few that are within 1 hour of Newberry Michigan.