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Newberry, Michigan Things to Do

Welcome to our Newberry, Michigan year-round activities, where we invite you to experience "Your Tahquamenon Gateway".  Located in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we are just an hour from the Mackinac Bridge.


Tahquamenon Logging Museum

2022 Calendar of Events

(906) 293-3700 or evenings (906) 322-0064

One mile north of Newberry, MI on M-123


May 27th Friday- Museum opens for the season- 7 days a week 10am-5pm

May 28th & 29th Saturday and Sunday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-Noon

June 25th Saturday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-Noon

July 23rd Saturday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-11am

Jack Pine Lumberjack Show from Mackinac City-

Beer Tent-Live Music-Vendors

July 24th Sunday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-Noon

Bill Jamerson with music & Storytelling-

Beer Tent- Vendors

August 27th & 28th Saturday & sunday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-Noon

September 24th Saturday- Lumberjack Breakfast 7am-Noon

"Rock-On" rock and mineral show-Vendors till 5pm

September 30th- Last day open for tours.

October 29th Saturday- Haunted Lumberjack Dinner Dance

"A real exploration of outdoor opportunities begins in Newberry, Michigan, Your Tahquamenon Gateway!"
What does being named a Pure Michigan© Trail Town mean? Being named a Pure Michigan© Trail Town will help give us access to opportunities and grants that will help us build on our existing trails and create more trails for visitors and locals alike. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of public land, vast forests, miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of acres of lakes. It’s time to let people know what we have to offer. There are over 25 miles of dedicated equestrian trails and a dedicated equestrian campground in Luce County. Located at Headquarters Lake State Forest Campground, there are six designated sites designed to accommodate equestrian use available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those wishing to park and ride for the day, there is also an equestrian day use staging area at this location, which gives them access to the trails. There are over 658 miles of rivers and streams that can be kayaked or canoed. Two very important rivers in the state of Michigan lie in Luce County: the Tahquamenon River (89 miles) with the largest waterfall outside of Niagara East of the Mississippi, and the world-famous Two-Hearted River (24 Miles). Not to mention the 161 lakes that can be enjoyed in our county. 32 miles of near-pristine Lake Superior Shoreline can also be found and enjoyed.  There are roughly 200 miles of snowmobile trails throughout Luce County that are maintained by three different snowmobile grooming operations: Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association (TASA), Paradise Area Night Riders (PANR), and Grand-Marais Sno-Trails Association. Trail 45/Charcoal Grade Trail is the only snowmobile trail in the state of Michigan that has been designated a Pure Michigan© trail. It is maintained by both TASA and PANR. These dedicated groups are responsible for some of the best trail riding in the entire state! There are truly uncountable miles of places to ride ORV/ATV’s in Luce County. Between the 239 miles of ORV/dirt bike/ATV trails, hundreds of miles of newly-open forest roads, and hundreds of miles of county roads that are open to ORV/ATV use, there is no better place to look for riding than Newberry.  There are well over 120 miles of designated hiking trails as well! From Canada Lakes – which can also be used in the winter as a maintained cross-country ski trail – to the federal North Country trail, there are amazing places to go hiking in and around Newberry. With so many open roads, there are hundreds of miles you can explore on road bike, mountain bike, and more.  The Newberry Area Tourism Association applied to receive these dedications because when something is the best, it deserves recognition. Newberry is the best place for any and all trails you could look for. Luce County Parks and Recreation has been committing themselves to adding more biking and hiking trails and upgrading those closest to town, Newberry Area Skinny Ski Association has been steadfast in maintaining Canada Lakes Cross Country Ski Pathway, TASA, PANR, and Grand Marais Sno-Trails Association maintain the absolute best snowmobile trails in the state, and the devoted volunteers that maintain and upgrade the National North Country Scenic Trail that runs through our county deserve this recognition and award.
Newberry ATV Offroading, ORV, ATV, Motorcycling

Newberry ATV / ORV

Luce County ATV and ORV Enthusiasts - Visit us and find over 200 miles of some of the best ATV/ORV trails in the United States!

Luce County now allows ATV & ORV enthusiasts to ride on county roads. A network of trails through the Lake Superior State Forest wilderness provides the Off-Road enthusiast with many hours of unsurpassed riding.

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Newberry Canoeing

Kayaking & Canoeing

Vacationers will enjoy the many warm weather activities found throughout our Tahquamenon Country, especially Kayaking and Canoeing.  This great soft adventure activity can get you to those hard to reach areas.  You can quietly drift down the Tahquamenon, through the Seney Wildlife Refuge, around Upper Peninsula's largest lake complex in Curtis, or maybe glide about Lake Superior Shoreline.  We also have many small streams like the Fox River for you to enjoy.

Newberry Hiking, Biking, Mushrooming

Hiking, Birding, Mushrooming & Exploring

Our Eastern Upper Peninsula offers a myriad of great adventures throughout our forests, along streams, lakes and shoreline.  People to explore by way of hiking and biking.  Birding is experience throughout the Tahquamenon Forest or Whitefish Pointe.  Mushrooming is especially fun in the spring.  Come and experience Tahquamenon Country and find nature.

The North Country Trail runs through Luce County and can be picked up at Tahquamenon Falls, Muskallonge Lake, and many other points in-between.

Newberry MI Golfing, Newberry Country Club, Country Club Newberry

Newberry Golfing

The Newberry Country Club is a Public Golf Course that invites everyone to come out and experience our newly renovated course, clubhouse, restaurant, sports bar, and pro shop.  No membership is required to enjoy this wonderful facility.

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Newberry Snowmobiling, Newberry, MI Snowmobiling, TASA

Newberry Snowmobiling

Newberry Michigan offers a great snowmobile adventure for family and friends to enjoy. TASA (The Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association) grooms and maintains 128 miles of snowmobile trails that connect to other area trail systems that reach out throughout the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Luce County Parks & Rec Info


Luce County Parks & Recreation Winter Activities


Big Valley Ski & Tube Hill is located just outside of Newberry, and for just $5.00 a day you can enjoy hours and hours of fun! The run times and days vary, so check out their Facebook page @bvskiandtube

They will also rent out the hill on non-open days! 1-906-293-2999


The Barn Ice Arena is an old style weather dependant arena. Check out their Facebook page for open times @thebarnicearena . $2.00 for skating, and you can rent skates for $2.00!  They also will rent out the ice arena on non-open days! 1-906-293-2999

Dog Sledding Adventures and Race Info

Nature's Kennel offers guided sled dog trips that give you the opportunity to drive your OWN dog team on a 10 mile loop, 20 mile loop, overnight or to ride along with a friend. These trips are all family friendly and great for all ages.

Newberry is also home to The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race every January.   Come and experience the excitement of Sled Dog Racing from Professional classes to Amateur enthusiasts.

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Headquarters Lake in Northern Luce County is a rustic campground with vault toilets and water from a hand pump.

There are 6 designated sites that  will accommodate equestrian use available on a first come - first serve basis.

For those wishing to park and ride for the day, there is also an equestrian day use staging area at this location.

Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

The Tahquamenon Falls State Park has numerous trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  They also hold many winter events that involve soft adventure like their annual snowshoe races.

Imagine cross-country skiing through the Tahquamenon Falls State Park where you can choose from a mile long trail to an eight mile trail bringing you through the Giant Pines. Canada Lakes is a great place to spend the day cross-country skiing.  Here you will find 14 miles of groomed ski trails that also allow for hiking and biking in the warm season.

A Pure Michigan Winter in the UP

Snowshoeing the unexplored areas of Upper Michigan.  Blaze your own trail.  Watch as park naturalist, Theresa Neal, takes us on a snowshoe adventure, exploring the serene sights and sounds of Tahquamenon Falls.

Warm Season Activities Winter Activities
  • Luce Country ATV / ORVing
  • Fishing - Our many river, streams and Lakes
  • Hunting - Prime State Land
  • Golfing - At the all NEW Newberry Country Club
  • Rock Collecting - Along Lake Superior
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Farmer's Market - Every Thursday (Please check the Community Calendar)
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog Sledding - Nature's Kennel
  • Down Hill Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice-Skating - At the Barn in Newberry
    • The Tahquamenon Outdoor Recreation Complex has plans for a new rink which will be the first recreation complex with NHL-sized synthetic ice rink in the United States.
  • Sledding
  • Fat Bike Riding
  • Visit the Upper Tahquamenon Falls - Park is Open Year-round
  • Shopping
  • Ice Fishing