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Wisconsin state line. Entering state of Michigan.
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Welcome to Michigan. Welcome center - West side of the highway. Among the best known tourist attractions are the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Detroit's auto plants, Cranbrook, the State Capitol, Holland's Tulip Festival and Windmill Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Straits area (with Fort Michilimackinac, the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island ), the Soo Locks, Isle Royale, the Porcupine Mountains, Pictured Rocks and Tahquamenon Falls.
1.0
1.6
Access to campgrounds
South Side of the highway.
1.6
2.5
Access to lodging
West side of the highway.
2.5
4.0
City of Iron Mountain
Northern boundary. Access to campgrounds, RV park.
4.7
7.5
Junction of Highway #95
North access to communities of Merriman, Randville and Witch Lake.
7.3
11.8
Access to gas and diesel
South side of the highway.
7.5
12.1
Iron Mountain
Eastern city boundary.
8.5
13.6
Junction of Highway #141
South access to community of Green Bay.
9.7
15.6
Community of Quinesec

9.8
15.8
Services, gas and diesel
North side of the highway.
10.2
16.4
Roadside turnout
Paved with information signs and washrooms - North side of the highway.
12.1
19.5
City of Norway
Pine Creek Road - North side of the highway. Point of Interest - Iron Mountain Iron Mine.
13.2
21.2

Welcome to Norway.
13.6
21.9
Services, gas and diesel
Available at the highway.
13.9
22.4
Junction of Highway #8
South access to Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin. Services, gas and diesel - at the highway.
14.9
23.9
City of Norway
Eastern boundary.
15.0
24.2
Access to county park

15.5
24.9
Community of Vulcan

16.6
26.7
Public access to the Norway Resevoir
South side of the highway.
18.1
29.2
Point of Information
Crossing the Sturgeon River. This river flows through a narrow, dissected, gorge-like valley with an average depth of 200-300 feet, and through the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness.
18.3
29.4
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
19.3
31.1
Community of Loretto
Junction of County Roadway #573. Access to community of Mary Lake. Services, gas and diesel - South side at the highway.
22.9
36.8
Community of Waucedah
Junction of County Roadway #G69 North to Foster City.
23.7
38.2
Menominee County
Western boundary.
26.1
42.0
Access to campground and RV park
North side of the highway.
27.3
43.9
Community of Cunard
Junction of County Roadway #579.
28.3
45.6
Roadside turnout
Paved - South side of the highway.
28.8
46.4
Point of Information
Crossing Little Cedar River.
30.6
49.2
Community of Hermansville
Services available at the highway.
34.8
56.0
Access to campgrounds
South side of the highway.
34.8
56.0
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
34.9
56.2
Community of Powers
Junction of Highway #41 South to communities of Nadeau, Wallace and Menominee. Services and fuel - at the highway. Note: Highway #41 overlaps Highway #2 at this point. South access to J W Wells State Park. Wells State Park is located on Green Bay about 30 miles south of Escanaba. Its 678 acres include a three-mile shoreline with beautiful sandy beach for swimming, a large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins
35.2
56.6
Community of Spaulding

35.4
56.9

Point of Information - crossing Big Cedar River.
36.5
58.7
Junction of County Roadway #563

38.7
62.2
Point of Information
Crossing Wilson Creek.
38.7
62.3
Community of Wilson

39.0
62.8
Services and gas
South side at the highway.
39.8
64.0
County Roadway #557
South side of the highway.
40.0
64.4
County Roadway #557
North side of the highway.
40.3
64.9
Point of Information
Crossing Forty Seven Creek.
42.6
68.6
County Roadway #771
North of the highway to community of Perronville; South to Cedar River. Access to the J.W. Wells State Park - South of the highway.
43.2
69.5
Community of Harris

43.9
70.6
Services, gas and diesel
South side of the highway.
44.4
71.5
Point of Interest
Eastern time zone. Eastbound traffic sets clock 1 hour back; Southbound traffic sets clock 1 hour ahead. Delta County - Western boundary.
45.1
72.5

Community of Bark River.
47.7
76.8
Junction of Highway #69
North to communities of Schaffer, Hardwood and Foster City.
47.8
76.9
Point of Information
Crossing Bark River.
49.3
79.3

State run rest area/roadside turnout, paved with picnic tables, washrooms. Photo of roadside park.
49.3
79.3

Photo of roadside park.
50.8
81.7
Community of Hyde
Junction of County Roadway #521.
51.3
82.6
Point of Information
Crossing the Ford River.
51.9
83.5
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
53.1
85.4
Services and gas
South side at the highway.
54.6
87.8
Point of Information
Crossing Portage Creek.
55.9
89.9
City of Escanaba
Western boundary. Located on Little Bay de Noc (the northern end of Green Bay), Escanaba is a city of nearly 14,000 people and is the county seat of Delta County which has a population of nearly 40,000. Escanaba boasts an expanding industrial base and well developed service and retail sectors servicing the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
56.5
91.0
Access to lodging
Both sides of the highway.
56.7
91.3

Junction of Highway #35 South to communities of Fox, Menominee and Marinette. Access to Escanaba downtown area. Services, gas and diesel - all sides at the highway. Note: Highway #35 overlaps Highway #2 and #41 at this point.
56.7
91.3

Note: Highway #2 is also called the 'Michigan Circle Tour.'The Great Lakes Circle Tour is a designated, scenic road system connecting all of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
57.0
91.7
View from highway
3rd Avenue North. Access to city truck route - East of the highway.
57.4
92.3
Services, gas and diesel
South side of the highway.
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Danforth Road
North side of the highway.
59.0
95.0
Access to community of Wells

59.2
95.2
Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
60.0
96.5
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
60.2
96.9
Point of Information
Crossing the Escanaba River. This is the land of the Chippewa Indians and the legendary Hiawatha. The Indians named the river for the flat rocks over which it runs. In The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow described how Hiawatha 'crossed the rushing Esconaba'.
60.3
97.1
Access to Pioneer Trail Park campground
South side of the highway. Public access to boat launching site in park.
62.1
100.0
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
62.9
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City of Gladstone
Access to van Cleve Park. Junction of Highway #35 North to communities of Lathrop and Little Lake. Note: End of Highway #35 overlap.
63.0
101.4
Services, gas and diesel
Available at the highway.
63.8
102.7
Access to business district of city of Gladstone
Access to Gladstone Bay Campgrounds - South side of the highway.
64.4
103.7
Services, gas and diesel
North side of the highway.
64.7
104.1
Access to community of Kipling
South side of the highway.
66.8
107.5
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
67.9
109.3
County Roadway #446

68.5
110.2
Point of Information
Crossing Days River.
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113.0
Community of Masonville

71.1
114.4
View from highway
Junction of Highway #41 North to communities of Trenary, Kiva and Marquette. Services, gas and diesel - at the highway. Note: Highway #41 overlap ends at this point. North access to Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site. Laughing Whitefish Falls is considered by many to be the most spectacular of Michigan's falls. The falls cascade through a picturesque gorge with old growth white pine and hemlock towering above. Activities: Hiking, outdoor education, birding, wildlife viewing.
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Point of Information
Crossing Tacoosh River.
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Community of Rapid River
Rapid River, is a located at the mouth of the Whitefish River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Peninsula Point, Little Bay de Noc, and Rapid River Falls.
72.6
116.9
Point of Information
Crossing Whitefish River. Photo view crossing river.
72.8
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Access to RV park
North and South side of the highway.
73.6
118.4
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
74.1
119.3
Access to Little Bay de Noc State Campground
South side of the highway.
74.5
119.9
Entering Hiawatha National Forest - Western boundary.
This forest took its name from the epic poem 'Song of Hiawatha,' the epic poem written by Longfellow. It extends out to Michigan's Upper Peninsula's eastern portion. The two major sections of the Hiawatha National Forest lie on the shores of Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior (which Longfellow described as the 'Shining Big-Sea-Waters.' It was also upon these shores, near Point Iroquois, that the celebrated battle between the Ojibway and Iroquois Indians took place.
75.5
121.5
County Roadway #511
South side of the highway.
77.2
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Community of Ensign

78.3
126.0
National Forest Roadway #2235
North side of the highway.
81.1
130.5
County Roadway #503

81.5
131.1
Point of Information
Crossing the Ogontz River.
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132.2
National Forest Roadway #2223
North side of the highway.
83.4
134.2
Community of St. Jacques

83.5
134.3
Access to campgrounds
South side of the highway.
85.0
136.8
Access to community of Nahma

85.3
137.2
Access to National Forest Roadway #13
North access to community of Wetmore. Access to National Forest Campgrounds - North of the highway.
85.4
137.5
Point of Information
Crossing Sturgeon River.
86.3
138.8
Point of Information
Crossing Ball Run Creek.
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143.7
Community of Isabella

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145.0
County Roadway #495
South to community of Nahma.
91.7
147.6
Point of Information
Crossing Big Fishdam River.
92.3
148.6
Access to Fishdam River.
Roadside turnout with washrooms and picnic tables - West side of the highway.
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151.2
Community of Garden Corners
Junction of Highway #183 South to communities of Garden and Fayette. Access to Fayette Historic State Park - South of the highway. Fayette Historic State Park houses a historic townsite that was once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891. Fayette offers unmatched serenity of a Lake Michigan harbor. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor, Fayette grew up around two blast furnaces, a large dock and several charcoal kilns after the Civil War.
94.6
152.2
Roadside turnout
Access to rest area - North side of the highway.
94.7
152.4
Schoolcraft County
Western boundary.
95.0
152.9
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - South side of the highway.
95.9
154.3
View from highway
Hiawatha National Forest - Eastern boundary.
96.9
156.0
Access to Palms Brook State Park
North of the highway. Palms Book is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. Two hundred feet across, the 40-foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring.
103.3
166.2
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
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167.5
Community of Thompson
Junction of Highway #149 North. Access to campgrounds - North side of the highway.
104.2
167.7
Services and gas
South side at the highway.
105.1
169.2
Roadside turnout
Access to rest area - South side of the highway.
106.1
170.7
View from highway
Photo view driving East, looking at Lake Michigan.
106.3
171.0
Roadside turnout
Gravel with scenic view area, no services - South side of the highway.
108.4
174.4

Community of Manistique. The harbor town of Manistique is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline and surrounded by state and national forest land for great recreational opportunities. Access to Indian Lake State Park - West of the highway. Indian Lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. The lake was once called M'O'Nistique Lake. Camping with electrical service and flush toilets.
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175.2
Junction of Highway #94
North to communities of Steuben and Shingleton. Services, gas and diesel - North side of Chippewa Avenue.
109.4
176.0
Point of Information
Crossing Manistique River.
109.6
176.4
Junction of Highway #M94
East side of the highway.
109.8
176.7
Business area of Manistique

110.0
177.1

Roadside turnout, paved with picnic area and washrooms. Photo looking out at Lake Michigan.
110.4
177.7

Photo view from roadside turnout overlooking Lake Michigan Beach and Boardwalk.
110.7
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Roadside turnout
'Lakeview Park' - picnic tables, water and restrooms - South side of the highway. Services, gas and diesel - at the highway.
111.0
178.6
Access to lodging

111.4
179.3
Access to beach and hiking trails
South side of the highway.
111.5
179.5
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
111.6
179.6
Access to lodging
Both sides of the highway.
112.0
180.2
Services and gas
North side at the highway.
112.0
180.3
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
112.5
181.1
Access to lodging and campgrounds
North side of the highway.
113.8
183.1
Services and fuel
North side of the highway.
113.8
183.2
Access to airport
North side of the highway.
114.0
183.5
Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
117.2
188.6
Access to Merwin Creek State Park
With campgrounds - North side of the highway. 10 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.
120.7
194.2
Access to Gulliver Lake Recreational Area
South side of the highway.
121.7
195.8

Community of Gulliver.
122.0
196.3
Business section of Gulliver

122.2
196.7
Access to community of McDonald Lake
Services, gas and diesel - South of the highway.
127.8
205.6
Point of Information
Crossing Little Bear Creek.
129.1
207.8
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
130.6
210.1
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
131.2
211.1
Junction of Highway #77
North to communities of Blaney Park, Germfask and Seney. Access to Seney National Wildlife Refuge - North of the highway. Services, gas and diesel - at the highway. Seney Refuge protects 95,212 acres and was established in 1935 to provide habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. Currently, it is home to over 200 species of birds and a variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. The haunting cry of the common loon is often heard drifting across the waters of Seney Refuge, and bald eagles are often spotted along the seven-mile auto tour route.
134.1
215.8
Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - South side of the highway.
134.3
216.2
Mackinac County
Western boundary.
135.2
217.5
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
136.7
220.0
East Milakokia Road
South side of the highway. Access to Milakokia State Park and campgrounds. 35 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located on Milakokia Lake providing boat and fishing access. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Fishing: Milakokia Lake has Walleye, Pike, Bass, Perch, Bluegill.
140.2
225.6
Access to County Roadway #33
North access to community of Curtis; South to Corinne.
141.8
228.2
Access to lodging and RV park
North side of the highway.
142.2
228.8
Access to Gould City
Access to lodging - South side of the highway.
145.4
234.0
Point of Information
Crossing Rock River.
146.5
235.8
Access to Big Knob State Park campgrounds
South side of the highway. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Sand dunes, Lake Michigan beach front, and hiking pathways offer excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Fishing: Lake Michigan for Lake Trout, Steelhead.
148.0
238.2
Junction of Highway #117
North to communities of Engadine and Newberry.
153.0
246.2
Point of Information
Crossing Millecoquins River.
153.7
247.4
Welcome to Naubinway

154.1
248.0
Services and fuel
South side of the highway.
154.2
248.2
View from highway
View from highwy driving South.
156.7
252.2
Roadside turnout
Paved with rest area and scenic viewpoint.
157.1
252.8
Access to rest area
'Top of the Lake' - South side of the highway.
159.5
256.7
View from highway
Access to Black River State Forest campground - North side of the highway. The Black River State Forest, established in 1957 includes approximately 67,000 acres in Jackson County. Some endangered and threatened wildlife species which can be found there include the bald eagle, osprey, Karner blue butterfly and the Massasauga rattlesnake. In addition, the threatened eastern timber wolf has reestablished its presence on the forest. Hunting is permitted on State Forest land except for some public use areas. The forest provides excellent hunting for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, wild turkey and squirrels. Fishing is also popular on the Black River, East Fork of the Black and various flowages. Walleye, bass, northern pike, musky and panfish are a few species that can be found in these waters.
160.5
258.3
Access to Garnet Lake campgrounds
North side of the highway. Ten sites for tent and small trailer use. Good fishing for northern pike and perch in Garnet Lake. Close to motorcycle trail access. Managed in partnership with Hudson Township. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.
161.3
259.6
Access to Hog Island State Forest campgrounds
South side of the highway. 59 sites able to accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located just off US-2 along Lake Michigan with beach area and fishing access. Universally accessible facilities available. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.
161.8
260.3
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
162.6
261.6
Point of Information
Crossing Hog Island Creek.
163.1
262.5
Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
163.6
263.2
Point of Information
Crossing Davenport Creek.
165.9
266.9
Point of Information
Crossing Paquin Creek.
167.8
270.1

Community of Epoufette. Access to Epoufette Historic Site and Rest Area, with scenic view area. 'Epoufette has been a fishing village since 1859, when Amable Goudreau, born in Quebec around 1824, established a commercial fishery. More than a century after his death in 1882, some of his descendants continued fishing operations. Father Edward Jacker, then serving the St. Ignace and Mackinac Island missions, visited Epoufette in August 1875.'
167.8
270.1

View of scenic view area from roadside turnout.
167.8
270.1

Photo view looking at Lake Michigan.
169.0
271.9
Access to campgrounds
South side of the highway.
169.1
272.2
Access to community of Rexton
North side of the highway.
170.7
274.7
Point of Information
Crossing Cut River.
170.9
275.0
Access to Michigan State roadside turnout
Paved with scenic view area.
173.0
278.4
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
174.6
281.0
Community of Brevort

175.3
282.1
Services and gas
South side at the highway.
175.7
282.8
Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
177.0
284.9
Roadside turnout
Paved with scenic view area - South side of the highway.
177.8
286.2
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
179.0
288.0
Junction of National Forest Roadway #3108
Entering Hiawatha National Forest - Western boundary. Access to campgrounds - North side of the highway.
179.3
288.5
Access to Lake Michigan National Forest campground
Access to Hiawatha National Forest Recreational Area - South side of the highway. The forest was named from Longfellow's famous 'Song of Hiawatha.' Extends out into the eastern segment of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The two blocks of the forest open out into Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior, described as the 'Shining Big-Sea-Waters' by Longfellow. It was also upon these shores, near Point Iroquios, that the celebrated battle between the Ojibway and Iroquois Indians took place.
179.6
289.1
Access to campgrounds
South side of the highway.
181.1
291.4
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
181.9
292.7
Point of Information
Crossing Brevort River.
186.5
300.2
Point of Information
Crossing Pt Aux Chenes River.
189.7
305.2

Roadside turnout with historical marker, washrooms, picnic tables and BBQs. 'Gros Cap and St. Helena Island - French fishermen who came to Gros Cap (on the shore below) early last century also participated in its offshore settlement, St. Helena Island, where ships obtained wood fuel and other supplies. There in 1850, Archie and Wilson Newton set up a fishing and shipping business. The company thrived for more than 30 years.
189.7
305.2

Photo view of rest area.
191.5
308.2
Community of Gros Cap

192.0
308.9
Point of Information
Crossing Moran River.
192.4
309.7
Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
193.2
310.9

Michigan state roadside turnout, paved with scenic view area looking at the Mackinac Bridge. Photo looking at the Mackinac Bridge across the Straits of Mackinac.
193.6
311.5
View from highway
View from highway driving East.
194.0
312.2
Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
194.1
312.3
Access to campgrounds

195.3
314.3
Services and fuel
South side of the highway.
195.7
315.0
City of St. Ignace
Western boundary. Home of the Mackinac Bridge. Access to Mackinac Island Ferry & Attraction Information. Mackinac Island is the truly ' all natural' theme park of America, limited to transportation of horse and buggy, bicycle or foot. Surrounded by water, the Island has escaped the vast changes of time. Enjoy the spectacular views of St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, and the Mackinac Bridge aboard the daily departures provided by the Mackinac Island ferries.
195.9
315.2

Welcome to St. Ignace. Junction of I-75 North to Sault Ste. Marie; South to Bay City and Detroit. Point of Interest - Father Marquette National Memorial - West of the highway. Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace in 1668 and 1671.
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315.2
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