Head to the wilderness for our mountains and miles of hiking trails and to the open water for a visit to our many beaches bordering Lake Superior. Baraga County summers are beautiful here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and the opportunities for recreation are nearly endless.
Also enjoy riding on a multitude of scenic paved, gravel side roads, and logging trails throughout Baraga County. Click here to download the biking trails PDF.
– Tour De Mt. Arvon – 29 Miles
– Tour da Aura – 26 MILES
– Tour da Skanee – 51 miles
– Tour da Pequaming – 22 MILES
– Tour da Baraga – 5.6 MILES
*These guides are published by the Baraga County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as an aid to bicyclists and are not intended to be a substitute for a person’s use of reasonable care. Baraga County makes no express or implied warranty as to the safety or condition of the roads indicated; the user of these maps bears full responsibility for his or her safety. Conditions indicated on the maps are subject to change, be prepared to make your own evaluation of traffic and roads and plan routes appropriate to your riding skills. All public and private entities and persons involved in the creation of this map disclaim responsibility and shall not be answerable or held accountable in any manner for loss, damage or injury that may be suffered as a result of the use of these maps.
Baraga County offers fishermen a variety of venues from fishing for pan fish, perch, walleye and northern pike on its many inland lakes (Big, Beaufort, Burns, Crooked, Craig, Fence, George, Keewaydin, King, Laws, Parent, Prickett, Roland, Ruth, Vermillac, fly fishing for trout on its many rivers & streams (Carp, Clear. Falls, Huron, Kelsey, Menge, Perch, Ravine, Silver, Six Mile, Slate, Sturgeon, or deep sea fishing for salmon, whitefish and lake trout on Lake Superior, Keweenaw and Huron Bay.
Enjoy Cathy’s Path and Soup’s Loop for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. Parking is located on the Skanee Road, 2 miles northeast of downtown L’Anse and just 800’ past the L’Anse Township Park entrance.
North Country Hiking Trail in Baraga County:The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches more than 4,000 miles to link communities and wilderness areas across seven northern states. More than 1,700 miles have been certified off-road. The map link above shows the trail as it cuts through Baraga County. When completed it will be the longest off-road hiking trail in the United States. North Country Trail Association Home Page
Point Abbaye:Located on the tip of Huron Bay overlooking Lake Superior with a great view of the Huron Islands and Huron Mountains. The shoreline is comprised of jagged rocks of many different formations and levels. From L’Anse, take Main Street to Skanee Road then turn left onto Townline Road. At the 4 way stop, go straight, take the next dirt road on your right which should be the Pt. Abbaye road. Follow the road to the point.
Silver Mountain:Climb to enjoy a panoramic view of the Sturgeon River Valley and Prickett Dam Lake. Go west on M-38 about 8-10 miles, turn left on Prickett Dam Road and then follow the signs to Silver Mountain. About a 20-25 minute walk. Walk through the remains of the quarry area that dates back to the 1800’s.
Plenty of opportunities for geocaching are available in Baraga County. Visit the listings for Baraga County HEREto begin your search.
Opened in 1962, the L’Anse Golf Club features all the hallmarks of Michigan golf.
9 hole course with driving range
Yardage: 3210 yds
Lake Superior Kayaking
Explore miles and miles of pristine shoreline in the protected waters of Huron Bay with free access at (1) the Silver River boat launch on Skanee Rd just north of Town Line Rd and (2) at the Arvon Township Park and boat launch area SE of Skanee on Park Rd. Plenty of free parking.
Put in for free at the (1) L’Anse Waterfront Park, (2) the beach at the head of Keweenaw Bay along US Hwy 41 between L’Anse & Baraga, (3) First Sand Beach south of Pequaming on Pequaming Rd and (4) Second Sand Beach between Pequaming and Aura on Aura Rd. Plenty of free parking.
Keweenaw Water Trail– The KWT follows the shoreline and circles the northern most tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula as it juts into the waters of Lake Superior. Visit their website for more information and maps.
Kayaking & Rafting (Whitewater)
Falls River (Mead Rd to Lake Superior) 2.0 miles – class III – IV
Perch River(Hwy 28 to Sturgeon River) 6.8 miles – class II (III)
Ravine River(Silver Rd to Skanee Rd) 6.6 miles – class II & III
Rock River(Worm Lake outlet to Sturgeon River) 5 miles – class II & III+
Silver River(Silver Rd to Arvon Rd) 2.3 miles – class III – IV
Silver River(Arvon Rd to Silver River Park) 4.2 miles – class III – IV (V)
Slate River(Quarry to Quartzite Falls) 2.5 miles – class III – IV
All roads managed by the Baraga County Road Commission have a shoulder open for ORV/ATV riding. A new ORV trail was opened in the summer of 2023 three community trails connecting Baraga State Park on US Hwy 41 to join Baraga to L’Anse together its called LB Trail. Also, Barga State Park to Covington Called the CC trail and a large loop on most of trail 14 in L’Anse to Arvon called MA Trail. We also have the DH Trail from the Alston area to Twin Lakes.
Baraga County trail authority was started to make Baraga County ORV friendly as a Hub for the many towns around us. They took over the MI-Trale Trails in Baraga County and have been working hard to add more state funded ORV Trails. We are working with MI-Trale, Federal forest, Lyme, State of Michigan and many private land owners. Please stay on trails so we don’t loose easement. We have many work bee’s and fun rides come join us!