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Things to do and see in the area... 

The properties are located on Shelter Bay (Lake Superior), Au Train, MI; halfway between the historic towns of Marquette and Munising.  They are situated on a natural harbor, on the edge of Hiawatha National Forest and close to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island State Park and Seneg Wildlife Refuge.  

Seasonal recreation: fishing, hiking (we highly recommend the Chapel Rock and Beach hike in Pictured Rock National Lakeshore), mountain biking on Grand Island, canoeing on Au Train River, kayaking Pictured Rocks, boating, swimming, bird watching, horseback riding and golfing in Munising, scuba diving the world-famous Alger Underwater Preserve, and hunting. There's a casino in Christmas, if you're inclined.   

Marquette is 30 minutes West of Shelter Bay, a college town that offers top notch restaurants, live entertainment and many historical sites. It’s a charming town filled with parks and museums like The Marquette Maritime Museum and one of the top 10 libraries in the country. 

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There are some wonderful restaurants in the Marquette area. We personally recommend The Portside Inn. The atmosphere is casual and cozy with a maritime theme including a cool fish tank that separates the bar from the dining area. They have a fireplace in back and the bar serves an impressive selection of local Michigan beers. For more help finding a place to eat in the Marquette area check out yelp.com

There are many Spring, Fall and Summer activities!  You can rent kayaks from Northern Waters in Munising to explore Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or Grand Island Recreational Area. Paddle under multi-colored towering cliffs, inside sea caves, through rock arches, on clear emerald colored water over shipwrecks and past a historic lighthouse. Paddling Michigan also offers kayak rentals AND canoe rentals.

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Bring your camera and from the comfort of a cruise provided by Pictured Rocks Cruises you can take a breathtaking 2-1/2 to 3 hour cruise along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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If hiking is more your thing then there are plenty of incredible waterfalls to visit! There are truly too many waterfalls to list here but we found that Visit Munising is a great resource for falls in the area as well as Exploring the North. Both have descriptions of the waterfalls and how to get there.

Interested in collectibles and antiques, not too far from the cottages is a town called Negaunee. There you will find about 10 antique shops. There aren’t too many listed online but here is a map to the area. Lowenstein’s is one of our favorites. Others also located on Iron Street are Old Bank Building Antiques, Dancing Bear Antiques, and Kate’s Collectibles. They all close at 5pm so get there earlier in the day!

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Evening entertainment in the area can be found at Kewadin Casino! They have Blackjack, 10x odds Craps Tables, Poker, Roulette and of course Slot Machines. They also have concerts so check out their site for upcoming events. There's also a casino in Christmas that is absolutely charming.

Hand’s down besides our web site the best resource for things to do is Marquette County’s site.  

 

2016 Spring Special

$1000 total for a weeks stay - ends June 25, 2016

Shorter stay $200 a night - (4 night minimum)

Short week must depart Saturday.

From 6-25-16 to 9-10-16. $1400 total for a weeks stay.

Week stay only during theses dates.