Local Area Attractions
Newberry Local Attractions: Newberry Tourism Association
"Visit Newberry - The official Moose Capital of Michigan." There are many natural attractions that may be enjoyed any time of year, as well as special seasonal attractions. Travel in automobile, bicycle, train, boat, cross country skis, snowmobiling or on foot depending on the season. Phone: 1-800-831-7292 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canoe Trips at the Mouth of the Two Hearted River Located 35 Miles North of KOA Newberry
The Two Hearted River immortalized by Ernest Hemmingway for its beauty and wilderness is unmatched by most other rivers which you have canoed before. Your canoe trip will take you through the heart of the wilderness of northern Luce County, where the wildlife and beauty are there to meet you around every bend. Trips range from a few hours to three days or more.
Phone (906) 658-3357
The Woods Canoe Rental
Enjoy a relaxing and scenic trip down the upper Tahquamenon River. Experience the natural beauty of the river and its wildlife.
Located 13 miles North of Newberry On M-123
River Trips Daily 7am - 6 pm
Paradise/Whitefish Point Attractions: Tahquamenon Falls Located 52 Miles North of KOA Newberry
Located in the heart of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, the Tahquamenon Falls are one of the largest east of the Mississippi. The Upper Falls has a drop of nearly 50 feet, is over 200 feet across, and can propel a maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water a second. The Lower Falls, located four miles downstream, is a smaller cascading waterfall. It can be viewed from the river or from an island that is accessible by rowboat.
Tahquamenon Falls Excursion - Toonerville Trolley Located 12 Miles East of KOA Newberry
All aboard for an exciting excursion into Upper Michigan wilderness. The Toonerville Trolley, a narrow gauge railroad takes you 5-1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer and other wild animals and birds. Your first view of the beautiful Tahquamenon River is at Hunters Mill. At the end of the trolley ride, a riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the River to the upper Tahquamenon Falls.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Located 52 Miles North of KOA Newberry
Experience the gripping tales of ships and men who braved Superior's cold deep waters and violent raging storms. In addition to these dramatic "you-are-there" exhibits, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum theater features spellbinding underwater films of shipwreck discoveries...seen as they lie today beneath Lake Superior's rolling waves.
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Located 52 Miles North of KOA Newberry
The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory is one of the leading observatories in the country, offering a unique glimpse at the spectacular migration of Hawks, Loon, Eagles, Peregrine Falcon, Boreal, Saw-what, Great Gray Owls, and songbirds.
Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve Located 52 Miles North of KOA Newberry
This underwater preserve allows divers an opportunity to explore some of the Great Lakes' most intriguing shipwrecks. The notorious stretch of Lake Superior provides some of the best diving opportunities in North America.
Grand Marais Attractions: Grand Marais Sand Dunes Located 48 Miles North/West of KOA Newberry
This area was named by the French voyageurs in the 1600's. Grand Marais means the Great Pond, used as a Harbor of Refuge. Even today, Grand Marais is the only Harbor of Refuge between Marquette and Sault St. Marie. It is situation on the shore of Lake Superior and Grand Marais serves as the eastern entrance to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Located 50 miles N/W from KOA with picnic areas and lakes to swim.
Sault Ste. Marie Attractions: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Visitors & Convention Bureau Located 70 Miles East of KOA Newberry
Sault Ste. Marie is one of the most popular vacation destination in Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula; for good reason. From the world-famous Soo Locks and our maritime museums and attractions, to the spectacular natural beauty of Agawa Canyon and Tahquamenon Falls, the Sault continues to be The Gathering Place for four-season sightseeing and relaxation. Vegas-style gaming casinos, fine dining, unique shops and historical attractions just add to the fun. Warm, mild summers and snowy winters highlight weather in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
Soo Locks Boat Tour Located 70 Miles East of KOA Newberry
You too can cruise through the Soo locks on a relaxing and breath-taking ride through the locks. Choose either the 2-hour tour or the longer dinner cruise. You become the sailor and are lifted 21 feet from the level of Lake Huron on your way in to eastern Lake Superior.
Tower Of History Located 70 Miles East of KOA Newberry
Catch a bird's-eye view of the Soo Locks from a 100-square mile scenic panorama! From the Tower of History, there's a 20-mile spectrum view of Sault Ste. Marie. Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower gives spectacular views and photos of the world's busiest inland shipping channel. Call 1-888-744-7867 for more information.
Museum Ship Valley Camp Located 70 Miles East of KOA Newberry
This retired Great Lakes freighter sits at permanent dockage in the Sault. Explore the nooks and crannies of her immense hull and discover what life is like for Great Lake mariners. Numerous exhibits complete this living history museum and help tell the tale of life on board these giant vessels.
Kewadin Casino Located 70 Miles East of KOA Newberry
Kewadin Casino is the largest casino in the north. The Kewadin offers all your favorite table games and hundreds of slot machines. Be sure to take in the top-name entertainment in the Dream Maker's Theater! There are also casinos in St. Ignace, Manistique, Hessel, and Christmas.
Brimley Attractions: Bay Mill Casino/ Wild Bluff Golf Course Located 53 Miles North/East of KOA Newberry
Two great casinos feature Las Vegas-style Gaming and slot machines. A beautiful Mike Husby designed 18-hole golf course surrounded by spectacular views of Lake Superior, an awesome clubhouse and world-class facility.
Naubinway Attractions: Garlyn Zoological Park 24 Miles South of KOA Newberry
The Zoo sits on a 40 acre parcel of land, graced by towering red & white pine, birch and maple. Enjoy a leisure walk along cedar mulched trails to see the animals, or purchase grain to feed the deer, goats, llama, bear and more.
Germfask Attractions: Seney Wild Life Refuge Located 24 Miles West of KOA Newberry
At the Seney Wildlife Refuge , you can Canoe, Kayak or take Mountain Bike Trips. The Seney Visitors Center offers an orientation including slides, hand-on displays, fishing and auto tour routes and a schedule of special programs. Trips begin at Northland Outfitters, which offer canoe, kayak and bike rentals.
Manistique Attractions: Kitch-iti-kipi or "The Big Spring" Located 57 Miles South/West of KOA Newberry
One of the Upper Peninsula's major attractions, Kitch-iti-kipi or "The Big Spring" is two hundred feet across and forty feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from many fissures in underlying limestone, the flow continuing throughout the year at a constant 45 degree temperature so the spring never freezes and can be enjoyed any season of the year.
Fayette Historic Townsite Located 62 Miles South/West of KOA Newberry
Fayette Historic Townsite is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan between Escanaba and Manistique. Fayette is seventeen miles south of U.S. 2 in Fayette Historic State Park, accessible via Delta County Road 183 off US-2 west of Manistique. It once was a bustling industrial community which manufactured charcoal pig iron for economical shipping to the Great Lakes steel companies.
Munising Attractions: Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises Located 58 Miles West of KOA Newberry
A certain highlight to your vacation in Upper Michigan is a cruise of the world-famous Pictured Rocks , along the south shore of Lake Superior. Specially built boats are equipped for your comfort and relaxation to further enhance this delightful 2-1/2 to 3 hour narrated cruise.
Glass Bottom Shipwreck Boat Tours Located 58 Miles West of KOA Newberry
This attraction is located 58 Miles West of KOA Newberry Discover the shipwrecks of the Alger Underwater Preserve through the clear waters of Lake Superior in Scenic Munising Bay. A two hour narrated tour describing the history of these turn of the century wrecks.
Canada - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Agawa Canyon Tour Train Located 77 Miles West of KOA Newberry
Travel by rail through the laurentian wilderness into Agawa Canyon Park on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train . Spectacular waterfalls, brilliant blue lakes and high granite cliffs provide awesome views of the best Canada has to offer.
Bushplane Museum Located 77 Miles West of KOA Newberry
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center is the only facility in Northern America dedicated to both Bushplane Heritage and Forest Fire Management. Come and see a 1940 fire fighters camp or view the entire hanger from the top of a 30-foot high authentic, fully operational Fire Tower. Explore the mystery of flight in a hands-on environment. Experience the sensation of flight without leaving the ground.
Mackinac/St. Ignace Attractions: Saint Ignace, Michigan Visitors & Convention Bureau Located 64 Miles South/East of KOA Newberry
The Tourist Information - St. Ignace is known as the Gateway to the Upper Peninsula and all of its natural beauty. Residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula are called "Yoopers" Historic attractions and transportation to Mackinac Island awaits its visitors.
Mackinac (Mackinaw) Island Located 64 Miles South/East of KOA Newberry
The Island includes the hustle of bicycles and horse-drawn carriages, the awesome harbor views, quaint shops and scenes all transport you to a time long ago. Visit historic Fort Mackinaw, relax aboard a narrated, horse-drawn carriage tour, ride a bike, or take a leisurely stroll along the lilac-lined streets.
Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Located 64 Miles South/East of KOA Newberry
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours will take you from historic Main and Market Streets, the fabulous Grand Hotel, the magical Wings of Mackinac and Arch Rock to Island Cemeteries, Fort Mackinac and many other points of interest, there is sure to be something for every island visitor to enjoy.
Castle Rock 64 Miles South/East of KOA Newberry
Castle Rock rises almost 200 feet above the surrounding area like an ancient castle of the middle ages. Enjoy an excellent view of Mackinaw Bridge and Island, Lake Huron and the area. Have your picture taken alongside Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox. Admission is $.50 to climb Castle Rock.
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Seney NWR is located in the east-central portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, half way between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Refuge encompasses 95,238 acres; the Seney Wilderness Area, which contains the Strangmoor Bog National Natural Landmark, comprising 25,150 acres, or 26 percent of the Refuge. Located in northern Schoolcraft County, the Refuge is removed from major population centers; the three nearest major communities are each more than 80 miles away.
Get on your ATV, motorcycle, dirt bike or dune buggy and head into the woods. If you love to ride on your ORV then the Newberry area is the place for you. You will find a network of trails through the Lake Superior State Forest wilderness that will provide many hours of unsurpassed riding. Most of the forest north of 4 mile corner (4 miles from Newberry) is open to off roading. State Forest Roads are open to off road traffic unless posted closed. Almost all of the many seasonal roads throughout the county are also open to you. Six DNR maintained trails surround the Newberry area. Stop at the DNR Office in Newberry at the junction of M-28 & M-123 (behind the Comfort Inn) for trail permits, maps and local "Rules of the Road" before you head out into the forest.
Point Iroquois Lighthouse Located 65 Miles North/East of KOA Newberry
The Point Iroquois Lighthouse stands watch where Lake Superior begins its treacherous rush into the St. Mary's River. The Ojibwa Indians massacred a group of invading Iroquois warriors at this location in 1662, giving the point its original Indian name. It was noted by the early explorers, but did not become significant until the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal opened in 1855.
Newberry Country Club : (1/4 Mile From KOA Newberry) Newly renovated and now sporting a total of 18 beautiful championship holes for your golfing pleasure, the Newberry Country Club invites you to come and experience the splendor of this gorgeous Upper Peninsula Golf Course! Established in 1927, the Newberry Country Club is located in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are on the corner of M-123 South and M-28. Public is welcome! We offer members and guests club & cart rentals, a pro shop, driving range, practice green, twilight rates, restaurant, and full bar!
Wild Bluff Golf Course : Wild Bluff offers 18 holes of championship golf, a world class double teed driving range, two practice putting greens and one green for brushing up on your chipping and bunker play. Standing high on our "top" tee of Wild Bluff's driving range is unique as you target greens in the shape of a heart, club, diamond and spade. Five sets of tees allow you to play the course length that fits your ability. Wide fairways and large greens make your visit to "Wild Bluff" a unique, playable and relaxing day on the course.