Interlaken Resort & Burnt Island
Your Year-round Resort on Big Manistique Lake

Curtis, MI Attractions
Welcome to our Curtis, MI area attractions.  Throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, you will find a variety of family friendly Upper Peninsula attractions.

"Michigan's Upper Peninsula has been named one of the top 10 value destinations in the world.  With attractions to rival national treasures, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is an area of stunning natural beauty and charming Norman Rockwell-esque towns and villages.—Lonely Planet Travel Guidebook, "Best in Travel 2017"

Upper Tahquamenon Falls near Curtis, MIUpper Tahquamenon Falls
The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is located in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park.  This Upper Peninsula attraction is approximately 37 miles from Interlaken Resort & Burnt Island. The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi.  It is over 200 feet wide and 48 feet tall.  Over 50,000 gallons of water spill over the waterfall per second during the rainy season.  Visitors will need a park pass to enter Michigan's State Parks.

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Lower Tahquamenon FallsLower Tahquamenon Falls
Located just 4 miles downstream from the Upper Falls, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls is a great surprise to visitors.  People can hike, rent a boat, fish, park there boat across the river, and enjoy Nature's water park.  There is also a four mile hike to the Upper Falls.  The trail is long, please bring adequate supplies.

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Oswald's Bear Ranch | Newberry Bear RanchOswald's Bear Ranch
The Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear only ranch in the United States.  The ranch consists of four spacious habitats.  Visitors have the opportunity to get your photos taken with a bear cub.  Walk paths will lead you around the bear habitats to the viewing platforms.

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Erickson Center for the Arts | Music in the Park Curtis, MI | Curtis, MI Things to DoErickson Center for the Arts
The Erickson Center for the Arts is a Michigan treasure.  It is located west of downtown Curtis, MI on Saw-Wa-Quato & main street.  The Erickson Center for the Arts and the Park offer a variety of activities and events for the community.  Photo taken during Music in the Park that is normally held on Wednesdays, please visit their calendar for details.

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge near Curtis, MichiganSeney National Wildlife Refuge near Curtis, Michigan
The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 95,212 acres of wilderness, swamps, islands, and lakes.   Trumpeter Swans, osprey, deer, loons, moose, bear, turtles, geese, fish, and eagles find refuge here.  The 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive is a must for wildlife viewers visiting the refuge. The route takes visitors alongside open water ponds and wetlands, sedge meadows, and through forests.

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Tahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville TrolleyTahquamenon Falls Boat Tours and Toonerville Trolley
The Toonerville Trolley is an authentic narrow gauge railroad that takes you 5.5 miles through thick forests, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. Guests board the riverboat at the end of the track and embark on a 21 mile cruise down the river to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

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Kitchitikipi | Big SpringKitch-iti-kipi | The Big Spring
Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. It is located in the Palms Book State Park, northwest of Manistique about six miles west on US Highway 2 and 12 miles north on M-149.  This freshwater spring has a paved path to the self-operated raft that provides the perfect view.  The water is so clear that you will be able to see ancient tree trunks, trout and the rushing movement of the springs.

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Cut River BridgeCut River Bridge
The Cut River Bridge was built in 1947 and spans the Cut River between Epoufette and Brevort. There is a long wooden staircase to the valley below that was constructed some time after the construction of the bridge itself. The bridge carries traffic on US 2 above and spans the Cut River Valley, 147 feet below.

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Garlyn ZooGarLyn Zoological Park
The GarLyn Zoo is home to hundreds of native North American animals including, alligator, black bear, wolves, bobcat, whitetail deer, cougar, river otter, porcupine, bison, also exotic animals from around the world, wallaby, patagonian cavy, ring-tailed lemur, camel, reindeer, sika deer, sulcata tortoise to name a few. Started in 1994 on US-2 in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Just 6 miles east of Naubinway, only 40 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge.

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Whitefish PointWhitefish Point
The Whitefish Point Light, a lighthouse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is the oldest operating light on Lake Superior. It is arguably the most important light on Lake Superior. All vessels entering and leaving Lake Superior must pass the light. It stands on the treacherous southern shoreline of Lake Superior known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes" in an area with more shipwrecks than any other area of the lake.

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Newberry, MI Logging Museum | Tahquamenon River Logging MuseumMackinac Island
As early as the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a tourist attractions.  The island has gone to great lengths to preserve and restore the forts, buildings, walls, churches, and other establishments.  The entire Island is a National Historic Landmark.  One of the most fascinating buildings on Mackinac Island is the Grand Hotel.  The island is just under 4 square miles and is located in Lake Huron.

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"What a great family reunion we had at the Interlaken Resort! Our hosts Martin and Steve are fabulous, the amenities are amazing and the overall experience was over the top! Can't wait to come back next year."—Kath Mooradian

"My family of 3 (myself, husband and teenager) checked into cabin #5 June 10th for a week and had a fantastic time. The cabin was clean, with new beds, stove, TV and superior cookware in the kitchen. The cabin had 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and large kitchen which was open to the living room. It had a huge back porch that overlooked the lake.  What's not to love when you have such a great place to stay. The new owners are fantastic, and you can tell that they have a lot of pride in their resort. On Wednesday night we had a fantastic meal with them along with the other guests staying on sight for the week.

There is plenty to do if you would like to stay at the resort - playground, swings, kid hot-tub (enclosed), adult only hot-tub (enclosed), pontoon boat, small fishing boats, kayaks, lounge chairs and hiking trails. The lake is fantastic - very clean, and stays shallow for quite some time in various areas.

The resort is centrally located from all the "to-dos" in the U.P. - which makes it even better. Close by is Taylor Market which offers everything you will need to stock the kitchen in the cabin for a week.

My family and I cannot say enough great things about the resort. We can't wait to go back. Run, don't walk, to book your stay."—Thanks, Liz B.