Big Bay Point Lighthouse

Big Bay Point Lighthouse
Bed and Breakfast

#3 Lighthouse Road
P O Box 3
Big Bay, Michigan 49808
Phone: (906) 345-9957

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What's Happening

January - Hinke Lunta Festival Hinke Lunta

January - Nequominon Cross Country Ski Race Nequominon

February - Trenary Outhouse Races Cal 906-446-3210 Registration through 1:30 p.m. Race, 2:00 p.m. Downtown Trenary.

February - The Honey Bear Classic Cross Country Ski Race in Big Bay, MI. Call 906.235.6861.

Febrary - U P Dogsled Race U P 200

June - Great Lakes Rodeo Rodeo

- Bicycle Race - Michigan State Championship Bike Race

July - Art on the Rocks Art on The Rocks

- Outback Art Fair Outback Fair

August - Marquette County Fair County Fair

August - Ore to Shore Bike Race Ore to Shore

August - Marquette Seafood Festival Seafood Fest

The Area

Local culture can be found in the town of Big Bay, population 320. Local amenities include: grocery and convenience store, laundry, gift shops, restaurant, a restored train depot and the celebrated Thunder Bay Inn, once owned by auto magnate Henry Ford. Nearby is the infamous Lumberjack Tavern, site of the crime re-enacted for millions in the film "Anatomy of a Murder." The town is best remembered as the film location for this Otto Preminger Classic.

Boat, snowmobile rentals, a marina, and tour guides for wilderness waterfall and sunset kayack toursand dog sledding, are all available locally. Downhill skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, and hiking are just a few activities offered to the novice and expert alike. In addition, Marquette
has a wide variety of summer ethnic, art and music festivals, historic walking tours, a maritime museum, numerous antique shops and several winter sports competitions.

The Big Bay Adventure:

Big Bay Outfitters offers half day tours to several waterfalls and mountain tops in the Huron Mountains. Also offered are mountain biking, fishing, canoeing or hunting treks, snowshoeing tours and bike Rentals available 906-345-9399 or write P.O. Box 38, Big Bay, MI 49808.

Lumberjack Inn-Food & Spirits, one of many sites in Big Bay used for the filming of "The Anatomy of a Murder." Great new menu and great hospitality.

Thunder Bay Inn once owned by Henry Ford, serves steaks, home made soup, and whitefish in season. Sandwiches and pizza also available.

Dog sledding adventures at Snowy Plains Snowy Plains Kennels in Sands Township near Marquette 906-249-1011.

North Country Outfitters has boats, hunting and fishing equipment and ski rentals 906-345-9399.

Rent snowmobiles or ATVs at Midway Rentals 906-228-4200, Ace Hardware 906-485-1870 or Maple Lanes 906-9427662.

Play tennis at Big Bay's famous "Cracked Courts", swim in Lake Superior or walk the beach and search for rocks. Fish on the lake or one of the many rivers, picnic by a waterfall. Launch your boat at the harbor Boat Launch, go exploring hiking, biking and discover Big Bay's natural beauty.

Shop on historic Washington St. or Third St., tour a gold mine at Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers. Visit Presque Isle Park, the Ore Docks, Lee Hall Art Gallery, (906) 227-2650, UP Sports Hall of Fame, (906) 228-0490, Superior Dome, the largest wooden domed stadium in the world, (906) 227-2888, Maritime Museum, (906) 226-2006, Marquette County Historical Museum, (906) 226-3571. Take a scenic drive up Mount Marquette or hike Sugarloaf Mountain.

NEGAUNEE: (Na-gaw-nee) and Ishpeming (45min.)
Michigan Iron Museum, Naturbahn luge course, antique shops, Suicide Bowl ski jump, Tilden Iron Ore mine tours, National Ski Hall of Fame, Da Yoopers Tourist Trap.

MUNISING: (mew-ni-sing) (90 min.)
Grand Island, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and boat cruises (906) 387-2379, Munising Falls, Alger Underwater preserve, Hiawatha National Forest, and Historic Paulson House.

BARAGA: (90 min.)
Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest, Ojibwa Casino, Baraga State Park

120 min. away - Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Iversons Snowshoe Factory, A. E. Seaman Mineralogical Museum, Finnish American Heritage Center, Quincy Mine, Historic Calumet Opera House.

For information on the things listed above and more call one or all of the numbers listed below:

Michigan Tourism 800-543-2937, Marquette County Tourism 800-544-4321, UP Travel & Recreation (ask for Travel Planner) 800-562-7134, Keweenaw Tourism Council 800-338-7982.

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The lighthouse is 26 miles north of Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. On US 41 at the stop light between the WallMart and the Target, turn toward the Target. Take that road to the second stop Light and Turn Left onto Sugarloaf Ave. Take Sugarloaf to the stop sign and turn left onto Co Rd 550. Take 550 north through the town of Big Bay. Drive straight through the town and after the road turns left, watch for brown county sign. At the bottom of the hill is another county sign pointing to the lighthouse and the harbour.

We are 3 1/2 miles Past Big Bay. We are closed from November 15 - December 3. The roads remain clear all winter.

If you use GPS, our coordinates are W 87.40.480 N 46.50.300 If GPS takes you into the woods on a two track road, go back to the highway.

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