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MichigansEXPERIENCEOTHERGREATLAKESFEATURINGApublicationoftheRoscommonCountyEconomicDevelopmentCorporationMarketingCommitteeanditspartnerswww.michigansothergreatlakes.comTHINGSTOPLACESTOAWORLDTOEE129181616151216227239254256222206194AB189751F28181855157ISTEERIVERLAKEMARGRETHEAUSABLERIVERCANOECAMPKEYSTONELANDINGWHITEPINECANOECRAINBOWBENCANOEHARBOR4MILETRAILHOUGHTONLAKEREEDSBURGDAMKNEFFLAKEIGANLGUARDESERVATIONNOHIGGINSLAKELakeMargretheLakeSt.HelenTwinLakesHoughtonLakeAuRSouthBrAuSableRiverleBrSableRoscommonLuzeylingSt.HelenrPrudenvilleHoughtonLakeWestBraHoughtonLakeHeightsRoscommonCountyHIGGINSLAKEHOUGHTONLAKELAKEST.HELEN JANUARYTipUpTownUSAHoughtonLake800-248-5253www.houghtonlakechamber.netFEBRUARYAnnualSt.HelenSnowpackersSnowRunSt.Helen989-389-4871www.sainthelensnowpackers.comHigginsLakeWinterFestHigginsLakeRoscommon989-275-8760www.hlrcc.comAPRILHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerceBusinessExpowww.houghtonlakechamber.netMAYBoatersSafetyClassHigginsLakeStatePark-SouthPro-AmCanoeChallengeWallaceParkRoscommonAnnualRoscommonBusinessExpoCRAFCenterRoscommon989-275-8760www.hlrcc.comKick-otoSummerAnnualPigRoastBBQCook-oDirtPackersAnnualParadeSt.HelenRicheldTownshipPark989-389-3725www.sainthelenchamber.netJUNEClassicCarMotorcycleShowHigginsLakeStatePark-SouthRoscommonCountyBlodgettMemorialAirport-FlyInwww.roscommoncounty.netSunriseRun5k10kHigginsLakeStatePark-Southwww.active.comrunningroscommon-mihiggins-lake-sunrsie-run-2013-nv232Triathlon-HoughtonLakewww.active.comtriathlon-eventhoughton-lake-mibobcat-kayatri-2013JULYAnnualFireworksParadeRoscommonFireTrainingGrounds989-275-8760www.hlrcc.comSt.HelenFireworksRicheldTownshipParkSt.Helen989-389-3725www.sainthelenchamber.netHoughtonLakeFireworksHoughtonLake800-248-5253www.houghtonlakechamber.netBluegillFestivalSt.Helen989-389-7030www.bluegillfestival.orgAnnualRoscommonArtFestivalCraftShowCRAFCenterLakeStreetRoscommon989-275-8760www.hlrcc.comRoscommonCountyFairMudBogRoscommonFireTrainingGrounds989-275-8546www.roscommoncountyfair.orgAUGUSTHistoricVillageDaysTractorShowHoughtonLakeHistoricalVillage800-248-5253www.houghtonlakechamber.netwww.houghtonlakehistory.comFreeFamilyMovieRoscommonTwpSkinnerParkwww.roscommontownship.comORVJamboreeSt.Helen989-389-3725www.sainthelenchamber.netRoscommonRiverFestivalWallacePark989-281-1120www.roscommonriverfestival.orgSEPTEMBERConservationExpoHoughtonLakeHistoricalPlayhouse989-275-3163www.roscommoncounty.netconservationhomehtmMichiganFiremensMemorialFestivalRoscommonFireTrainingGrounds989-275-5880www.remensmemorial.orgAnnualPumpkinRunClassicCarShowCruiseHoughtonLake800-248-5253www.houghtonlakechamber.netOCTOBERCindyLousZooBooRoscommon989-275-4500www.cindylouszoo.comJeepJamboreeHigginsLakeRoscommon800-550-5534amcginnisnesterchevy.comHarvestFestivalHigginsLakeStatePark-SouthHoughtonLakeLionsHalloweenPartyHoughtonLakeHighSchoolFootballFieldTrunkorTreatGerrishTownshipHall989-821-9313www.gerrishtownship.orgTrunkorTreatSt.HelenRicheldTwp.Park989-389-3725www.sainthelenchamber.netNOVEMBERSantasWorkshopHoughtonLakeHistoricalPlayhouseHoughtonLakeMerchantsSantaParadeCommunityTreeLightingSt.Helen989-389-3725www.sainthelenchamber.netDECEMBERChristmasintheVillage-CRAFCenterandVillageStreets989-275-8760www.hlrcc.comRoscommonCountyAYearofFunEvents WelcometoMichigansOtherGreatLakesinRoscommonCountyApublicationoftheRoscommonCountyEconomicDevelopmentCorporationMarketingCommitteeanditspartnersseepage62forinformation.Airports.................................................................47ArtsCulturePerformances..................53-55Beaches................................................................42Birding..................................................................57Boating...........................................................40-41CampingStateParksCampgrounds.......45-46CanoeingKayakingTubing.............................43CountyMap...................................................32-33CrossCountrySkiingSnowshoeing......24-25FamilyAmusement......................................58-59FiremensMemorialFestival...............................7Fishing............................................................38-39Golf..................................................................30-31HikingBiking.............................................22-23HistoricalSitesMuseums.........................48-49Hunting..........................................................36-37IceFishing............................................................29NaturalAttractions.......................................50-51ORoadVehicles..........................................34-35ParksPicnicsPlaygrounds............................44Snowmobiling...............................................26-27Trails................................................................22-23HOUGHTONLAKE...........................................11LAKEST.HELEN..............................................17HIGGINSLAKEROSCOMMON...........................5HoughtonLakeMichiganslargestinlandlakehasmorethan22000surfaceacresHigginsLakedescribedbynolessauthoritythantheNationalGeographicSocietyasthesixthmostbeautifullakeintheworldandLakeSt.HelenoneofNorthernMichigansmostpopularshingdestinationsmakeRoscommonCountyaworld-classfour-seasonvacationdestination.Funsunandadventureaboundhereamidtherelaxingatmosphereofourquaintrelaxingvillages.Enjoypristinebeautyandfriendlysurroundingsgreatboatingfunandworld-classwalleyenorthernpikeandbassshing.Severalthousandacresofmagnicentstateforestsurroundthelakes.BesidesenjoyingthewaterandwoodsyoucanhikebikegolfsnowmobileORVhuntboatcanoeandshyourwaytooneofthemostenjoyabletimesyouwilleverhave.Theareafeaturesuniqueshoppinganddiningopportunities.Beacheshistoricalsitesfestivalsnatureandeco-friendlyactivitiesforallagesandinterestsareavailableforadayaweekorextendedvacation.oTHINGSTOsePLACESTOscovAWORLDTOTableofContentsLetusguideyoutomemory-makingmomentsalltobefoundatMichigansOtherGreatLakes. DiningCocktailsFamilyFriendlyBowlingPoolKenoOPEN7DAYSAWEEKDAILYFOODSPECIALSBREAKFASTBUFFETSATSUN9am1pmwww.fredsofroscommon.com989-275-6565430N.FihStreetRoscommonMI48653GreatEscapeMotorLodgecleanroomslowratesYourHostsMattMaria8097N.HarrisonRd.Old27RoscommonHigginsLakeMI48653www.greatescapemotorlodge.comLikeUsonFacebook989821-6343inforeservations5AcresWoodedCampreSiteSeasonalIndoorPoolScreenedGazeboKitchenettesWi-FiAvailableJosetteDrobekJosettedrobektravels.com586-524-5867Josettetravelssbcglobal.netJosettesTravelsVacationSkiPackagesLasVegasHoneymoonsCruisesCarRentalHotelsHartFordLincoln117LakeStreetRoscommonMI48653TollFree877-327-6248Local989-275-8922HartBuickGMC3433WestM-55WestBranchMI48661TollFree800-341-4278Local989-345-25714 ChamberOcesHigginsLake-RoscommonChamberofCommercePOBox486709LakeStreetSuite101RoscommonMI48653ChamberPhoneNumber989-275-8760989-275-2029faxChamberWebsitewww.hlrcc.cominfohlrcc.comEmergencyCall911PostOce-Roscommon281LakeSt.RoscommonMI48653-9203989-275-5580HigginsLake6311W.HigginsLakeDr.HigginsLakeMI48627-9800989-821-9713eHigginsLake-RoscommonChamberofCommercetakesprideinourcommunityspon-soringavarietyofeventsthroughouttheyearforthepurposeofattractingvisitorsandresidentstoourbusinesses.Communityprideisstrong.ereisnothingmorewonderfulthanhav-ingavacationdestinationthatoersnaturalfunandexcitementyearround.eHigginsLakeRoscommonareaoerslakeandriverrec-reationcampinghikingbicyclingORVandsnowmobileactivitiesaswellasyearroundfes-tivalsandevents.EachyeartheHigginsLake-RoscommonChamberofCommercehostsorparticipatesinspecialeventsforlocalsandtouristsalike.efunreallykicksothethirdweekendinFebruarywithWin-terFest.ereisnodenyingtheexcitementofplayingoutdoorsinNorthernMichiganinthemiddleofwinter.EnjoythecoolcleanbreezethewhiteuysnowandthegreatactivitiesthattheChamberorganiz-esforWinterFest.Wekickothedaywithapancakebreakfast.enheadtoPioneerHillfortheCrazyCardboardClassicSledRace.YouknowitiswintertimewhenyougetaboveRoscommonandlookdownthathillwiththewindblowingsnowinyourface.ereisaclassforareabusi-nessestocompeteinandaclassforthechildren.FromtheHillyouheadtotheRalphA.Mac-MullanCenterforourannualChiliCook-o.Arearestaurantscompeteforourtravelingtro-phy.AndyoudecidewhothatwillbeAtNorthHigginsLakeStateParkthechildrencanplayontheiceslideparticipateinthesnowmanbuildingcontestrideinthehorsedrawnwagonthroughtheparkenjoyahotdogandhotchoco-lateplaygamesandwinprizes.Everyoneiseligibletotakepartintheiceshingcontestwithanopportunitytowinagreatprize.Dontmissoutonthebroomballplayos.AreateamsvieforthebraggingrightseachHigginsLake-RoscommonChristmasIneVillage5 www.cornerstone-construction-corp.comEmailbudcornerstone-construction-corp.comCornerstoneConstructionExperienceSince1974989821-8923HigginsLakeMITheResidentialSpecialistCustomHomesRemodelingAdditionsGaragesDecksWindowsSiding2LocationstoServeYouwww.rstbankmi.com989-389-1311P.O.Box7531990N.St.HelenRd.St.HelenMI48656989-821-9231P.O.Box2164522W.HigginsLakeDr.HigginsLakeMI48627OnM-55NexttoBuccillisVoted1RealEstateAgencyIn2012HoughtonLakeResorterPeoplesChoiceAwardsVisualtoursmoviepresentationatwww.northernlakesproperties.comLARRYandKARENWALLACEBrokersOwnersMulti-MillionDollarsProducers989-366-6970REALTY3901W.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629989-366-7015TollFree1-888-966-6648ATVsMotorcyclesSnowmobilesJetBoatsPersonalizedWatercraftOver40YearsofServiceTheDealerThatCareswww.hackersyamaha.com2011TRX700XXALUMINUMWELDINGSERVICEFULLSERVICEGASDOCKCOMPLETEPONTOONBOATRESTORATIONOPENEVERYDAY830a.m.600p.m.Call989821-6549www.bandbmarina.comTHENORTHSMOSTCOMPLETEWATERRECREATIONALRENTALFACILITYSERVINGNORTHERNMICHIGANSINCE19541MILEEASTOFNORTHHIGGINSLAKESTATEPARKONBEAUTIFULHIGGINSLAKERESERVATIONSACCEPTEDBOATRENTALPONTOONBOATSSKIBOATSWAVERUNNERSKAYAKSPADDLEBOARDSFISHINGBOATSMOTORSSERVICESFULLSERVICEONALLMARINEENGINESFULLTIMEMASTERCERTIFIEDTECHNICIANINSIDEWINTERBOATSTORAGESALESACCESSORIESAREASLARGESTSELECTIONOFBEACHSWIMWEARMENSWOMENSJUNIORSKIDSNUCRAFTBOATHOISTSDOCKSMAYNOVEMBER613WFEDERALHWYROSCOMMONMI48653989889-4843OPENursdayFridaySaturday10-6UsedFurnitureAppliancesHousewaresToolsMore6 year.ereissomethingforeveryonetodosocomebycarorcomebysnowmobile.Youwillhaveablast.WeendourdaywithanAerGlowawardsceremony.InMaytheChamberhoststheBusinessExpo.Comeandmeetarearepresentativesofmanyofourlocalbusinessesandorganizations.Annual-lyover70boothsaresetup.eExpoisagreatopportunityforfolkstoseewhatourcommu-nityhastooer.eArtFestivaltakesplacethesecondSaturdayeachJulybringingoutmanyofourlocalartisans.Youwillndhandcra-edwoodandmetalitemsjewelrypaint-ingsphotographyandmuchmore.AsectionofthedowntownareainRoscom-monisshutdowntoaccommodatethemanyvendorsthatcometodisplaytheirwares.eChamberalsohostsaPokerWalkgivingyouanopportunitytowalktheVillagestreetsandvisitlocalshopsaf-fordingyouachancetowingreatprizes.SeptemberbringsusvisitorsfromalloverthecountryfortheMichi-ganFiremensMemorialFesti-val.FormorethanthirtyyearsreghtersandvisitorshavecometoRoscommontohonorreghterswhohavelosttheirlivesservingtheircommuni-ties.efestivaloersavarietyofcompetitionsforreghtersactivitiesandgamesforchil-drenvendorsshowingothelatestandgreatestgearandsomuchmore.Adventureandfunareyours.YoucancanoekayakorgotubingdowntheSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiver.AtripcanlastanhouroraweekendingasfarasOscodawheretheriveremptiesintoLakeHu-ron.LifeontheAuSableoerseveryonethetimeandspacetodreamandgrow.Acameraisalwaysrecommendedtocapturephotosofallnaturehastooeraswildlifeaboundsalongtheriverandthebesttimetoobserveitisduringquitemomentsoftheday.HigginsLakeoncepro-claimedthe6thmostbeautifullakeoersclearbluewater20.5milesofwhitesandybeachesandaprivateislandthatbeckonspeopleofallagesandinterests.OversixmileslongandthreeArtFestivalParadeparticipantsattheFiremensMemorialFestivalBusinessExpoHigginsLake-RoscommonMichiganStateFiremensMemorialHonoringthereghterswholosttheirliveswhileservingtheircommunities.7 mercygrayling.comFromphysicalstoimmunizationstheMercyPhysicianNetworkoffersthebestofbothworldslocalqualitycareforprimaryandurgentmedicalneedsandaccesstosomeofthemostwidelyrespectedmedicalprovidersinthestate.Prudenville2585WestHoughtonLakeDrive989366-2900Roscommon234LakeStreet989275-1200OurNetworkCoversYourWholeFamilyAntlerCreekKennelsPetBoardingGroomingYourPetsHomeAwayFromHomeCatsWelcomeNewFacilityDogsWalkedDailyInFloorHeatingCompletelyCoveredIndoorOutdoorRuns5x15MultipleDogDiscounts15dayand90weekOpen7DaysAWeekFlexibleHoursScottNancyAsman1650RynoRoadM-72LuzerneMI48636989-826-6637www.antlercreekkennel.comRoscommonCountyVoiceThesourceforaccuratenewsforRoscommonSt.HelenHigginsLakeandHoughtonLake866-364-8099www.roscovoice.comMorrissNorthernaireResortWestShoreofHoughtonLake11544W.ShoreDr.Zone23HoughtonLakeMI48629WesMaryMorris2BedroomLakefrontHousekeepingCottagesBoatIncludedSandyBeachCamprePitShueboardHorseshoesBasketballDishNetworkWi-FiMicrowavesPontoonMotorRentalBar-B-QueGrillsPicnicTablesPaddleBoatSplashBoatsFishCleaningHouseBoatDockingExtraLotforParkingTrailersOpenAllYearRound-SorryNoPetswww.morrisresort.comnorthernairei2k.comFreeWi-Fi989422-6644989-275-4855TF877-850-4855bloomersinbox.comflowersplantsgiftsballoonsbathbodyhandcraftedcandlesblendedlooseleafteawww.BloomersStore.com704LakeStreetRoscommonMichigan48653www.BloomersStore.comBookPublishingfromconcepttocompletionCall989-356-0834or1-866-878-2096DoyouhaveanideayourejustwaitingtogetoutofyourmindandonpaperoronlineWECANHELPwww.SargePublications.com8 mileswideHigginsLakeisfedpredominatelybycoldspringsandtwostreams.WhetheryouareasummerwatersportsenthusiastorawintericeshermanHigginsLakeisthepremiereplacetoenjoyyourinterests.AroundtheshoresofHig-ginsLakeareprivatehomesandcottagesmanyavailableasrentals.Twostateparksaresituatedonthenorthandsouthendsofthelakewithcampgroundscampstoresbeachesboatrampsplaygroundsandpicnicfacilities.Restaurantsandshopsaddtothecharmofthearea.Boaterssailorsandwaterskiersndeverythingimagin-ableatthewell-stockedmarinasaroundthelake.Beautifulsunrisesandfabuloussunsetsarevis-ibleyear-around.ComefallinlovewithHigginsLakeandyouwillwanttoreturnagainandagain.Comeandenjoyourtrailsystemlakesandrivers.Wehavesomethingforeveryone.Hikingtrailscrosscountryskiinggolfsnowmobilingwatersportsandactivitiesfestivalandevents.PlantovisitpicturesqueRoscommononthebanksoftheSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiv-erjusttwomilesoI-75atexits239and244.WeareonlyafewshortmileseastofbeautifulHigginsLake.WhethershoppingdiningorjuststrollingtheVillagestreetsthecasualatmo-sphereprovidesaqualityoflifeenjoyedbybothvisitorsandresidentsalike.HigginsLake-RoscommonWallaceParkRalphA.MacMullanConferenceCenterSetonthenorthernshoresofpristineHigginsLaketheRalphA.MacMullanConferenceCen-terRAMCenterprovidesaquietrelaxingat-mospherewhereyoucanunplugfromthehustleandbustleofcontemporarylife.Deepenyourpersonalconnectionwithyouroutdoorsenseswhilebondingwithyourteam.eRAMCen-terisaplacewhereyoucanbenetfromself-discoveryandwonderthroughanaturalexpe-rience.eRAMCenterisidealforeducationinstitutionsgovernmentagenciescommunityserviceandnonprotorganizationsgroupsofpersonswithdisabilitiescompaniesororganiza-tionswhohaveorwishtohaveanenviron-mentalconservationornaturalresourceprogramontheagendaiseducationalcenterservesstateandfederalagencieseducationalgroupsandothernonprotorganizationsinanaturalsettingawayfromthedistractionsofhomeandtheworkplace.Visitthewebsiteforadditionalinformationwww.michigan.govdnr016077-153-10365-71716--00.htmlcall989-821-6200oremailatmacmullancentermichigan.gov.Locatedat104ConservationDriveRoscommonMI486531.5mileseastofUS27andvemileswestofI-75.eVillageofRoscommonwashonoredbytheMichiganRuralWaterAssociationmrwa.netforhavingthebestdrinkingwaterinthestate.evillageplacedfourthnationallyinacompetitionheldinWashingtonD.C.inacontestsponsoredbytheNationalRuralWaterAssociation.9 ColdwellBankerSchmidtRealtorsDominatedtheMarketinSalesVolumefor2012PaulBunyanBoardofRealtors2012statisticsareforfirmsinthePaulBunyanBoardofRealtorsMultipleListingServiceMLS.Statisticsdeemedreliablebutnotguaranteed.ColdwellBankerSchmidtRealtors1insaleswith29.8ofthemarketCompany2Company3Company429.817.29.87.61244W.HoughtonLakeDr.PrudenvilleMI48651989366-5522989821-6348866832-6372www.CBGreatLakes.com85YearsofHeritageMichigansRealEstateLeaderColdwellBankerSchmidtRealtorsleadsthewayinnorthernMichiganrealestatesales.NoothercompanysellsasmanypropertiesinthePaulBunyanBoardofRealtorsMLSaswedo.ListyourhomewiththecompanythatgetsresultsSCHMIDTREALTORS10 HoughtonLakeisoneofthelargestresortareasinthestateandhomeofthelargestinlandlakeinMichigan.LocatedinthecenteroftheLowerPeninsulaitoersavarietyofactivitiesforfamiliesandsportsenthusiastsyearround.BeingthelargestinlandlakeinMichiganHoughtonLakehaslongbeenrenownedforitsexcellentwatersports.elakeisover22000acresandhasanaveragedepthof8feetwiththedeepestpointbeingapproximately22feet.Withitsrelativelyshallowwatersneartheshoreandsandybottomitisperfectforboatersandswim-mersalike.Fishingenthusiastswillndthaticeshingrivalssummershing.elakeislledwithwalleyenorthernpikelargesmallmouthbassbluegillcrappiesandotherspeciestokeeptheshermencomingbackyearaeryear.ecommunitiesofHoughtonLakeandPrudenvilleboastawidevarietyofretailshop-pingfromoneofthestateslargestcrasupplystorestoseveralsmallshopsthatrangefromantiquestogishops.OneofthebiggestboatdealersinMichiganislocatedinHoughtonLake.ForthesnowmobilerORVriderormotorcyclistyouwillndtwoshopswithadequateinventorytobrowsethrough.WhilevisitingHoughtonLakeyoumaywishtoenjoyoneofthemanytownshipparksthatareavailabletothepublic.ereareseveralwithswimmingbeachespavilionsplaygroundequipmentandmore.Hikingtrailsandabikepathalongthelakearealsoavailable.Ifyouareplanninganextendedstaytherearemanyoptionsavailabletochoosefrom.ereareanumberofhotelsmotelsresortsandprivatelyownedcabinstorent.Severalcamp-groundsarealsoavailableforthoselookingtospendtheirtimeoutdoors.erearemanyacresofstateforestforcamperswhopreferamorerusticcampingexperience.Diningestablishmentsaboundtosuittheneedsofgroupssmallorlarge.Youmaychoosefromfamilydiningbarsorfastfood.Intheeventmedicalcareisneededthereare2walk-inclinicsavailable.WearealsoclosetohospitalsinbothGraylingandWestBranch.ChurchesfrommanydenominationsopentheirdoorseachSundaytoworshippersfromoutoftown.Ifadayonthewaterisnotinyourplanswhynotplayaroundofgolfononeofthemanygolfcoursesinourareaereare4publiccoursesintheimmediatevicinityandmanymorewithinashortdrive.Notarealgolferencheckoutoneofthe5putt-puttcourseslocatedhere.Twosmallamusementparkswhichfeaturekiddieridesgokartsbattingcagesandmorearehereforyourenjoyment.eyhavesomethingforeveryageFallbringsmanypeopletotheareaforcolortours.eHoughtonLakeChamberofCom-mercehostsitsPumpkinRunClassicCarCruiseShowinlateSeptembereachyear.HoughtonLakeChamberOcesHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerce1625W.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629ChamberPhoneNumber989-366-5644ChamberWebsitewww.houghtonlakechamber.nethlcchoughtonlakechamber.orgEmergencyCall911PostOceHoughtonLake2255TowerHillRd.HoughtonLakeMI48629-8961989-422-4110PrudenvillePostOce899WHoughtonLakeDr.PrudenvilleMI48651-989366-5147HoughtonLakesHeightsPostOce1641HeightsviewDr.HoughtonLkHtsMI48630989422-5572PhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.11 www.wakaiganshores.com12122WestShoreDriveHoughtonLakeMI486292bedroomlogcabinswithkitchensCableTVFREEwirelessinternetSandyswimbeachswingsetshueboardCommunityrepitscharcoalgrillsFishcleaninghouseboatdockwithplentyoftrailerparkingLocatedonwestshoreofnorthbayonHoughtonLakeOPENYEARROUND989.787.0370WeareAnnsWaterNWoodsMotelATVsSledsarecleanandwaxedHelmetsandGogglesareCleanBonresGrill989-366-7664www.donsrentnride.comRideyourtoysfromhereHOUGHTONLAKEOpenYearRoundDriftwoodResortHasItAllTogetherOnNorthShoreofHoughtonLake6477E.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629PHONE989422-5229HostsBobSheilaBlessingWeOffer4LakefrontLogCabins3OffshoreCottagesModernHousekeepingCompletelyFurnishedLakefrontshavewoodburningreplacesandmicrowaves.www.driftwoodresort-fun.comLeesSouthShoreBeachResort6518W.HoughtonLakeDriveM-55HoughtonLakeMI48629989-422-6330YOURULTIMATEVACATIONDESTINATIONwww.the-leesresort.comCabinsCondosMotelsMarinaSandyBeachCableTVACBonresLargePlayAreaMidgeRutter-SalesAssociateCell989302-1219Fax877820-1194midgehomewaters.net801HoughtonViewPOBox1025PrudenvilleMI4865112 ForthewintersportsenthusiastHoughtonLakeoersiceshingcross-countryskiingandmanymilesofsnowmobiling.AndofcourseTip-UpTownUSAMichiganslargestwinterfestivalisheldthelasttwofullweekendsinJan-uary.Foraminimalone-timebadgepurchaseyoucanenjoytwoweekendsofactivitiesfortheentirefamily.Sowhetheryouprefertositonthebeachspendadayonthewatershopforsouvenirsorplayinthesnowwewelcomeyoutoourcommu-nity.Foradditionalinformationonanyoftheat-tractionsbusinessesoreventsmentionedinthisarticlepleasecalltheHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerceat1-800-248-LAKE5253orvisitourwebsiteatwww.houghtonlakechamber.net.Youmayalsoe-mailusathlcchoughtonlake-chamber.orgHoughtonLakeRoscommonTownshipLakeviewParknearM-5513 Ratedaop10PublicCourseinMichiganbytheDetroitNews.Received4StarsfromGolfDigestMagazine.bucketofrangeballswithpaid18holegreensfeeFREE119QuestviewDriveHoughtonLakeMI48629989422-4516www.thequestgolfclub.comLessthan5minutesfromtheUS127SnowBowlRoadexitnearHoughtonLake.TeQuestisdirectlyoneveryjourneytothenorthernpartofMichigan.ChampionshipGolfatNeighborhoodRatesGuaranteedlowestpriceonourwebsiteAmagnicent18holechallengeawaitsyourdiscoveryinHoughtonLakeMichigan.Designedin1994byPGATourProfessionalKenGreenthischampionshipgolfcoursehasmaturedintothehiddentreasureyouhavebeenseekingsinceyoubeganplayinggolf.SpreadovergenerousrollingterrainTeQuestfeelsexpansiveandveryplayable.ereareshotsherethatwillchallengeyourgameasmuchastheychallengeyoursenseofadventure.Alsoenjoyafullscalepracticefacilityincludingdrivingrangepracticesandbunkerandtwopracticeputtinggreenstohoneyourgamepriortoplay.RoscommonTourismMagazineTheRivieraResortonBeautifulHoughtonLakeWeKnowHowToPutFamilyFirstKeepingtraditionalwithamoderntouchwevecreatedayear-roundvacationparadiseontheBeautifulEastBayofHoughtonLake.InourFamilysince1959weoerquietcleanhotelroomsspaciouscottagesandstudioswithagorgeousviewfromeverylocation.LocatedatjunctionofM-18andM-55104HillsideAvePrudenvilleMI48651HoughtonLakewww.rivieraresortonhoughtonlake.com989366-5122rivieraofthenorthyahoo.comHoughtonLakesBestKeptSecretGorgeousBanquetFacilityperfectforyoureventOutdoorGasBBQGrillsPicnicTablesLargeSandPlayAreaFreeRowboatsOpenYearRoundGolfPackagesFullyAirConditionedFencedTrailerParkingRentByTheWeekSaveFullServiceBarManyUniqueitemstoseeincludingtablestodineonmadefromshipsthatsunkintheGreatLakesinthelate1800sComeenjoytherestaurantsGrandHolidayBuetsCallforSummerandWinterHours989202-4047FridaysFamousFishFry-AllYearRoundTheRivieraRestaurantLizsLounge14 eHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerceisthehostorganiza-tionforTip-UpTownUSAMichigansoldestwinterfestivalheldthelast2fullweekendsinJanuary.Tip-UpTownUSAwasstartedinFebruaryof1951andanation-widecontestwasheldtonamethefestival.enamewasderivedfromtheredsignalingagonaniceshingrigcalledatip-upwhichindicatesthatashhadstruckthebaitonthehook.EachyearaQueenandcourtarechosenalongwithaMayorandMarshalltopresideoverbothweekendsfestivities.epurchaseofa6badgeentitlesparticipantsto2weekendsofactivitiesincludingGrandParadeIceFishingContestCarnivalOutdoorGamesIceSlideFamilyFunTentVendorsAntiquesSnow-mobiledisplayPolarBearDipFireworksAdultBeverageTentSnowmobileDragRacesFreeShuttleservicetositeandmuchmuchmore.TolearnmoreaboutTip-UpTownUSApleasecontacttheHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerceat989366-5644visitourwebsiteatwww.houghtonlakechamber.netorcheckusoutonFacebookTipUpTownUSA.HoughtonLakePineviewHighlandsGolfCourse4761WestHoughtonLakeDriveP.O.Box156HoughtonLakeMichigan48629ConvenientlyLocatedOnly10MilesOI-75InBeautifulHoughtonLake.Aordableandscenicthismeticulouslymaintained18holesamidtoweringredandwhitepineswithrollingterrainfastcontouredgreensandpanoramicviewsofthelargestinlandlakeinMichigan.Clubhousefeaturingfullcocktailloungewithcourteousandfriendlysta.PineviewHighlandsPineviewHighlands989366-7726OneOfeGemsOfeNortheDetroitNewsOneOfeTopPicksOfMichiganCoursesAAAMichiganLivingMagazine1PeoplesChoiceAwardRoscommonCountywww.pineviewhighlands.com15 ADADwww.houghtonlaketravelparkcampground.comOpenApril-OctoberPhone989-422-3931HostsSteveCarolGuzdialDavidDebbieKolmodin370CloverleafLaneHoughtonLakeMichigan486293901W.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629989-366-7015TollFree1-888-966-6648ATVsMotorcyclesSnowmobilesJetBoatsPersonalizedWatercraftOver40YearsofServiceTheDealerThatCareswww.hackersyamaha.com2013RAPTOR700HoughtonLakeenjoyingthesceneryOPENAllYearYourDestinationforFamilyFun100WoodedCampsitesCabinRentalsModernFacilitiesReservationsSuggestedPetsWelcomeOutdoorPoolPlaygroundCampStoreGameRoomFishingPondTrolleyRides997FederalAve.HoughtonLakeMI48629989-422-3413www.woodedacrescampground.netwww.woodedacrescampground.netOnM-55NexttoBuccillisVoted1RealEstateAgencyIn2012HoughtonLakeResorterPeoplesChoiceAwardsVisualtoursmoviepresentationatwww.northernlakesproperties.comLARRYandKARENWALLACEBrokersOwnersMulti-MillionDollarsProducers989-366-6970REALTYAMERICANOAKRENTALSCABINCHALETRENTALATVRENTALBOATRENTALWAVERUNNERRENTALSNOWMOBILERENTALFAMILYVACATIONGETAWAYFISHINGSWIMMINGPOWERSPORTSSTAYPLAYPACKAGESHOUGHTONLAKEMI888863-1262www.americanoakresort.comCHECKWEBSITEFORSEASONALRATESSPECIALSMENTIONTHISADTORECEIVEDISCOUNT16 LakeSt.Helenandthesurroundingareaistrulyayeararoundvacationland.eStateFor-estsandunspoiledwildernessthatcoversmostoftheareaaroundSt.HelenisaveritableparadisetosummerhikersboatersshermenandATVenthusiastsalongwithfallhuntersandwintersnowmobilers.FishermenvisitingtheareawillndhoursofpleasureonLakeSt.Helenwhichissixmileslongandhas18milesofshoreline15ofwhichareundeveloped.ereareover200milesofwell-markedandgroomedsnowmobiletrailsrunningthroughtheStateForestsinthearea.Allaredesignedtoprovidethesnowmo-bilingfamilywithhoursofsafefamilyfun.FortheATVenthusiastsRoscommonCoun-tyisaleaderinthemilesandmilesofgroomedmarkedtrails.InadditiontheORVcountyor-dinancenowprovidesenthusiaststorideontherightsideofcountyroadwaysandcommunitystreets.GolfcartscanbeoperatedonRicheldTownshipstreetsroadways.Rulescanbeob-tainedfromourlocalpublicsafetyoce.eareaprovidesforallkindsofgamein-cludingdeerbearfoxrabbitturkeysquirrelandpartridge.ForthosewhodonothuntthereisanaturalhabitatOge-mawNatureParkthreeandahalfmilesnorth-eastofSt.HelenwhereSt.HelenChamberOcesSt.HelenChamberofCommercePOBox642St.HelenMI48656ChamberPhoneNumber989-389-3725ChamberWebsitewww.sainthelenchamber.netsainthelen_chamberyahoo.comEmergencyCall911PostOceSt.Helen2332N.SaintHelenRd.SaintHelenMI48656-9691989-389-4240PhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.ORVJamboreeParadeBBQCookO17 10100E.AirportRd.St.HelenMI48656OFFICE989-389-7929CELL248-941-2500ClosestLodgingtotheATVSnowmobileTrailhead860N.St.HelenRd.St.HelenMI48656989-389-777011225N.St.HelenRd.St.HelenMI48656Phone989-389-2200Fax989-389-4392www.shefeldautomotiveinc.comBENJAMINREALTYConnieBarton-RealtorAssociateReadyforthatRecreationalPropertyinNortheastMichiganWehavemanyyearsofexperienceandagreatstareadytohelpyoundthatperfecthomelakefrontcottageorland.1598NorthM-76St.HelenMI48656Oce989389-2121Cell810397-4792Fax989389-7121conniebenjaminre.comRoseCityOce6155BennettSt.M-33RoseCityMI48654Oce989685-2414Fax989685-2416CALLTODAY989-356-0834FORYOURFREECONSULTATIONMaybeitdoesntstinkbutitsnotallitcouldbeisitModelWebSolutionsoffersaffordableandeasy-to-usewebapplicationsdesignedsoyoucaneasilymanageyourwebsite.WehaveasolutionforeverybudgetandeveryneedIfyoureallywanttogetstartedrightnowgotowww.MySiteAtMPS.comtoorderyourDomainNameandorstartbuildinganewwebsitewww.MODELWEBSOLUTIONS.comofSt.HelenCoinLaundry1601N.SaintHelenRd.SaintHelenMI48656www.SudsofStHelen.com-989632-316018 childrencanviewandfeeddeerinanaturalset-ting.esouthbranchoftheworldfamousAus-ableRiveroriginatesatLakeSt.Helen.erearealsomanyothertroutstreamslocatednearby.Touristaccommodationsincludeavarietyofcabinsamotelandanewlydevelopedcamp-groundinaparksettingwithwaterelectric-itydumpingstationshowersandchildrensplayareas.ecampgrounddirectlyconnectstoournumerousmilesofATVORVtrails.St.Helenboastsseveralgoodplacestoeatpro-vidinggoodhome-cookingtake-outsicecreamroomornediningmanychoicesforall.In-terstate75passesjustsouthofLakeSt.Helen.AccesstotheareacanbemadebyeitherthecountyroadNorthSt.HelenRoadOld76orbyI-75atExit222.Awell-maintainedairportwithtwo2600-footsodrunwaysisalsoavail-ableforsmallplanesandrightnexttothecamp-groundlessthanaquartermilefromtown.Cross-countryskiingisafavoritepastimeofmanylocalsandvisitors.ebeautyofthequietsnow-coveredhillsandwoodsmakesforare-laxingenjoyableday.SwimmingandboatingareeasilyaccessiblenowatthenewesttownshipparksiteneartheendofWestAirportRoadonemilewestofthesignallight.AboatlaunchandswimmingareaarepopularvisitingplacesforvacationerswithanADAaccessibleshingpiercanoekayaklaunchinthemaking.Acoveredpicnicareaisopenforpublicuseatthetownshipparkwhichincludesamodernplayscapeareaballdiamondshorseshoepitstenniscourtsandaskateboardpark.Allthisisavailabletoyouatnocharge.Forthegolferthereisabeautifulnine-holegolfcoursewithwateredfairwaysaclubhousewithabarrentalsofclubsandcartsetc.KirtlandCommunityCollegeCenterfortheArtsisjustninemilesnorthprovidingyeararoundprofessionalentertainmentforyoureve-ningenjoyment.AcommunitycenterhousingaseniorcenterservinghotmealsdailywithmanyactivitiesforseniorsislocatedonE.AirportRoad.PlanonvisitingtheSt.Helenareasoon.Wewelcomeyou.St.HelenPhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.19 St.HelenbusinesseswillhelpyouCHUCKSTIREAUTOREPAIR1575N.St.HelenRoad......989-389-3960CompleteautorepairserviceNOLIMITSPIZZASUBSNexttoRiteAid..............989-389-7500DeliveryavailableST.HELENREALTYMikeHodne1520N.St.HelenRoad......989-632-3226sthelenrealty.comPIONEERFAMILYPHARMACY2100N.M-76...............989-389-7252pioneerfamilypharmacy.comLOUSUNLIMITEDVWBuggyParts10065E.CarterLakeRoad..989-389-7350loulous-unlimited.comEXIT222REALESTATEDaveBecker900N.St.HelenRoad.......989-632-3366www.exit222realestate.comDBLAKEVIEWMARINA9400MonroeSt...........989-389-4361PontoonRentalBoatslipRentalINSURANCEAGENCYAUTOHOMEBUSINESSLIFEIRAsWWW.FULTZINSURANCE.NET1499N.ST.HELENRD.P.O.BOX543ST.HELENMICHIGAN48656989389-4948888389-4888TelephoneSystemsProfessionalAnsweringServiceVoicemailAutoAttendantsVoiceandDataCablingFiberOpticVoiceOverIPVOIPSurveillanceSecuritySystemsPagingSystemsEmergencyServicewith4hourresponse247365daysServicingallofNorthernMichiganServicingFORALLYOURGLASSNEEDS989-366-9691TollFree800-622-45272121W.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629AUTOCOMMERCIALRESIDENTIALSave20ifyoumentionthisad20 St.Helenecommunitycenterisusedmainlyasaseniorcenterwhichserveshotmealstoseniorsdailyinhouseanddeliveredalongwithactivi-ties.ItisalsousedforZumbaclassesmeetingsandspecialevents.OurVeteransMemorialParkisabeauti-fulnewadditiontoSt.Helen.emonumentmakesyoustopandbethankfulforalltheveter-anshavedonetokeepeveryonesafe.Youcanseeindividualmemorialstothosewhohavepassedonandthosewhoarestillwithus.WhenvisitingtheparkyoucanfeelyourheartllwithprideoftheUSA.eCharltonHestonAcademyistheothernewadditiontoSt.Helen.Itisacharterschoolthatiseducatingmorethan200studentsgradesKindergartenthroughnine.InthespringtimewehaveanEasteregghuntforthechildren.eDirtpackershaveanORVparadethroughtownonthesamedayastheannualRibBBQCook-oandPigRoast.esummerboaststhereworkstheBluegillFestivalandtheORVJamboree.TrunkorTreatisheldtheendofOctober.elightingoftheChristmastreesandSantainNovemberisabeautifulsight.InFebruarytheannualSnow-RunisheldwithorwithoutthesnowTwoofthebiggesteventsheldinSt.HelenaretheORVJamboreeandtheSnowRun.eORVJamboreeconsistsofamudbogjuniormudbogATVUTVpullsandrunobstaclecourseATVtrainingsilentauctionandafulldayoffunheldatthetownshippark.iseventisheldthe2ndweekendinAugust.eSnowRunisheldinFebruary.iseventwhichisheldattheSt.HelenSnowpackersclubhouseconsistsofaFridayNightMysteryRidea50milerideongroomedtrailslunchonthetrailchancestowindoorprizesandpitstopmoniessilentauctionandaradarrunonSunday.PhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.21 Loopingaroundthelakesonyourbicyclesisgreatfunandexerciseforthewholefamily.Enjoyscenicviewsandmarvelatthevarietyofwild-owersalongtheroutes.e23.08milelooparoundHigginsLakehasatotalascentof219.82feetandhasamaximumelevationof1236.88feeteridearoundHoughtonLakeis31.22milestakingyouthroughPrudenvilleHough-tonLakeandHoughtonLakeHeightsuptothenorthshore.etotalascentis226.38feetandthereisamaximumelevationof1217.19feetSt.Helenisabike-friendlytown.Whenrid-ingthroughouttheLakeSt.Helenareayouwillndthemaximumelevationtobenearly1296feetCyclistsalsowillenjoythetrailsinthestateparksandmanyofthehikingpathsareopentonon-motorizedbicycles.Stateparksandforestssurroundthelakeandarehometomanyofthemountainbiketrailsinthearea.eyareratedforanyskilllevelsorid-erscanndsomethingthatwillsuittheirneeds.NorthHigginsLakeStateParkTrailsconsistsof3loopsthroughscenicwoodedareas.ehikingtrailsarelocatedacrosstheroadfromthecampingandbeachareasbehindtheCivilianConservationCorpsMuseumareawhichislocatedinNorthHigginsLakeStatePark.AStateRecreationPassportisrequired.NorthHiggins-BosomPinesTrailisa3.8miletrailthatwindsthroughgentlyrisinguplandsareasofpineandhardwoodsforbothcrosscountryandhik-ingenthusiaists.NorthHiggins-BeaverCreekTrailis6.5milesoftrailsimilartotheBosomPinesTrailoersarangeofsceneryforbothcrosscountryskiingandhiking.NorthHiggins-UplandNatureTrailisa1.5miletrail.Italsocontains27tnessstationswhichde-scribeadenedsetoftnessactivitiesthatcanbedonealongthetrail.istrailisforbothcrosscoun-tryskiingandhiking.SouthHigginsLake-BlueTrail-e5.5mileBlueTrailtakeshikersthroughavarietyofforestandswamplandtotheCutRiver.e3.5mileRedTrailcoversmuchofthesameterritorybutstaysnearthewestandsouthandeastshoresof220-acreMarlLake.eGreenTrailtwomileslongisonthelakessouthandwestsides.etrailheadisonCountyRoad100eastofCountyRoad104.MargueriteGahaganNaturePreserve-LocatedoM-18andSouthlineRoadinRoscommonbe-hindtheCompostCenter.Excellenttrailsleadingthroughmaturewhiteandredpines.Variouslengthtrails.Onetrailispavedmakingitwheelchairacces-sible.Alsoagreatcrosscountryskiarea.TisdaleTriangle-Woodlandareasofnatural-groomedtrailstheTisdaleTriangleislocatedmilefromRoscommonviaM-18andTisdaleRoad.isstretchoftrailis8.5milesanddesignedformoun-tainbikinghikingandcross-countryskiing.AStateRecreationPassportisrequired.MasonTract-etrailisabout11.5mileslongcre-atedforhikingandbiking.istrailispartoftheMasonretreatwhichwasdonatedtothestatebythefamilyofGeorgeMasonwiththestipulationthatthisarearemainsforeverawildernessarea.eMa-sontractcontainstheruinsoftheDurantCastleitalsocontainsabeautifulwildernesschapel.eNorthentranceislocated15mileseastofGraylingonM-72.eSouthentrancecanbefoundabout5milesnorthofRoscommononChaseBridgeRd.justoofM-18.AStateRecreationPassportisrequired.CrossCountrySkiHeadquarterslocatedat9435N.CutRoadRoscommonincludes18kmoftrailsforhiking.Formoreinformationgotowww.cross-countryski.comorcall800-832-2663.BikingAllSeasonTrails22 HikingLostTwinLakesTrail-TheLostTwinLakesPathwaytakeshikersthroughafascinatingsectionofoldgrowthforest.ewindingtrailthreemileslongtakeshikersthroughlowlandsandhighlands.Majesticwhitepineswelloversixfeetincircumfer-encegracethetrailasdoyoungmaples.etrail-headis6.4milessouthofHoughtonLakeviaM-55andCountyRoad401ReserveRoad.SkinnerParkonKnappRoadinHoughtonLakeatRoscommonTownshipHall.Newhalfmiletrailthroughthepinetrees-alsoniceforsnowshoeingandcrosscountryskiing.AllSeasonTrailsTheMarlLakeareanearSouthHigginsLakeStateParkoersthreelooptrailsGreenTrail-2milesoftrailRedTrail-3.5mileloopmuchofitontheedgeofthelakeandtheBlueTrail-5.5mileloopwithofitalongtheedgeofthelake.AStateRecreationPassportisrequired.LansingRoad-4milesofLansingRoadbetweenM18andFlintRoad-DedicatedasaNaturalBeautyRoad.ItcontainsalargetractofnaturalwhitebirchwhichisbelievedtobethelargestinMichigan.islargetractoflandistraversedbythequietlyowingCutRiver.AsmallbridgeonLansingRoadallowsshingalongtheCutRiver.RedPineNaturalAreaEightmilesnorthofSt.HelenviaF-97SunsetRoad.Ithas1.5milesthatcanbehikedbikedandusedforcrosscountryskiers.AStateRecreationPassportisrequired.RoscommonTownshipWalkingTrailRoscommonTownshipLakeviewPark23 ebestwaytoexplorethewinterland-scapeisbycrosscountryskiingoneofnorthernMichigansmostpopularsports.Skierscanglidethroughsilentforestsorclimbhillsandenjoythelongglidedown.RoscommonCountyhashundredsofmilesofmarkedandwell-maintainedtrailsfreeforalltoenjoy.Itisagreatwaytoexerciseandenjoytheoutdoorsduringthewinter.erearefamily-friendlytrailsormoredemandingonesfortheexperiencedskier.Cross-Countryskiingopportunitiesaboundwithinashortdriveofyourhotelroom.Youcancomeforadayorforanextendedexperiencebystayingatsomeofourgreatlodging.Skiingisalifelongsport.FreelessonsareavailableonSaturdayaernoonsatCrossCoun-trySkiHeadquarters.Youcantaketooneofthesegroomedtrailsorthebackcountrytrailsfoundthroughoutthecounty.LostTwinLakesTrailistrailislocated7milessouthofHough-tonLakeonReserveRdCountyRoad400.is5Kloopisanexcellentwildernessexperience.istrailfeaturessomeelevationchangesthroughbeautifulprimitiveforestconditions.MarlLakeIntheareaaroundMarlLakeSouthHigginsLakeStateParktherearethreelooptrailsGreenTrail-2milesoftrailRedTrail-3.5mileloopmuchofitontheedgeofthelakeBlueTrail-5.5mileloopwithofitalongtheedgeofthelake.eterrainisfairlyatandgoesaroundoneendofMarlLakewithscenicviewsofthelake.WestHigginsLakeCross-CountrySkiTrailHigginsLake3MileTrailOersanicegroomedtrackwithallskilllevelsfeaturinggentlyrollinghillsandatareasaswell.NorthHigginsLakeStateParkGroomedtrailsrangefrom1.5to6.5milesalongrollingterrainthroughbeautifulpineforestsperfectfortheexperiencedandnov-iceskier.TisdaleTriangleAuSableStateForest.5MilesEofRoscommonviaM-18andTisdaleRd.MasonTractAuSableStateForestM-18ChaseBridgeRoad.LocatednearRoscommonandoersacombinedtotalofnearly20milesofpristinetrails.CrossCountrySkiHeadquarters9435NCutRdCtyRd100RoscommonMI48653.ischarmingNordicSkiingSnowshoeingcenterincludes18kmoftrailshasfacilitiesfornightskiingacozylodgewithfoodandhotbeveragesavailable.ereisacompletestorewithsaleorrentalofcrosscountyandsnowshoeingequipmentclothingandaccessories.Cross-CountrySkiHeadquartershassnowmakingequipmentandfrequentlygroomedtrails.ComeCrossCountrySkiandSnowshoewithusintheheartoftheLowerPeninsulaonthenationallyrecognizedtrailsofHigginsLakesCrossCountrySkiHeadquarters.Centrallylo-catedinthesnowbeltontheEastsideofHigginsLakejust3milesfromI-759fromU.S.127.Wegroomandsettracksdailyonover10milesofofXCSkitrailsWeareyourX-CSkispecialistsFordailysnowandtrailconditionreportsortobuyX-CSkisandwinterclothingonlinegotowww.CrossCountrySki.comoroverthephone80083226639435NCutRdRoscommonMI48653CrossCountrySkiHeadquartersWinterSportsCrossCountrySkiing24 Snowshoeingoneofwintersmostpopularactivitiesisawaytobeonewithnature.Snowshoeingishikingonthesnow.Ifyoucanwalkyoucansnowshoejustwidenyourstep.Minutesfromyouraccommodationsyouwillndstateforesttrailsgroomedtrailsorbreakyourowntrailsinfreshfallensnow.erearemanyopportunitiestoobservenatureandtheabun-dantwildlifenativetoRoscommonCountyespeciallydeerandturkeywhiletrekkingthroughthesnow.Experiencethephysicalbenetofthiswintersportinsolitudeorwithfriends.SnowshoeequipmentrentalsareavailableatCrossCountrySkiHeadquartersandNorthernPinesMercantileatSouthHig-ginsLake.ComeandenjoythesilenceandthecalmofsnowshoeinginRoscommonCoun-ty.WinterSportsSnowshoeing25 ousandsofsnowmobileenthusiastscometoRoscommonCountyforourmorethan200milesofgroomedtrails.Ridethewell-markedwell-maintainedtrailsthroughsnowladenpinesorenjoyopeningupyourmachinesintheopenareasoronthefrozenlakes.Winterprovidesidealconditionswithplenti-fulsnowfallinallpartsofRoscommonCounty.ereistrailheadparkinginallareas.Overnightparkingisprovidedatoursnowmobile-friendlyhotelsandmotels.Snowmobiletrailmapsareavailableatthetourismbureauchambersandmanyrestaurantsandgasstations.Makeyourexperiencefun.Packsomehotdogsandcocoatoenjoyalongthewayorstopatoursnowmobile-friendlypubsandrestaurants.erearethreewelcomingsnowmobileclubsintheareatheHoughtonLakeTrailblazersRos-co-HigginsTrailCruisersandSt.HelenSnow-packers.Snowmobileshopsforservicingyourmachineorgettingpartsarelocatedthroughoutthecounty.Whethercomingforaweekendorweek-longsnowmobileexperienceyoushouldmakecen-trally-locatedRoscommonCountyyourbase.AllofMichigans6100milesoftrailsnorthsoutheastandwestcanbeaccessedfromourtrailsys-tem.etrailslinktotownsforgasfoodandtowarmupbeforeheadingbackout.Youcanhaveapamperedorruggedexperi-encesnowmobilinginRoscommonCounty.Ifyouareanoviceandhavejustlearnedtodriveasnowmobileorhaveyourchildrenandsightseersalongwithyouforaridesnowmo-bilinginRoscommonCountyissomethingyouneedtoexperiencerst-hand.Ifyouwanttotryitoutyoucanrentasnowmobileandequipmentfromareabusinesses.Forthosewhoarelookingforanexcitingad-venturetherearechallengingtrailsandhilltopstoconquer.Bringyourfamilyfriendsclubsandorga-nizationstoRoscommonCountyforasafeyetexhilaratingsnowmobilememory-makingexpe-rience.WinterSportsSnowmobilingSouthHigginsLakeStateParkNorthHigginsLakeStateParkHuron-ManisteeNationalForestCRAWFORDCO.CLARECO.GLADWINCO.MISSAUKEECO.OGEMAWCO.ROSCOMMONRoscommon653W666666546655E96556769676691830555575tu127t127SchoolRdECoombsRdEGillowRdHarrisonRdOldUS27WEmeryRdDeadstreamRdELotanRdNBoyntonRdHarrisonRdEOilWellRdRobinsonLakeRdSLongRdEWorkmanRdSRichardsRdEMoorestownRdEFalmouthRdNNelsonRdSMerrittRdRobinsonLakeRdNDorrRdS9MileRdS13MileRdNSaintHelenRdAquaRdWDoyleTrlNSteeleRdSMerrittRdS13MileRdBradfordDrOldUS27EPierceRdSLoxleyRdNKenoRdWPineDrEHoughtonLakeDrAuSableRdSReserveRdSJeffsRdMapleValleyRdGreenwoodRdOldM76ArtesiaBeachRdSnowbowlRdERhobyRdN13MileRdHillcrestDrSHarrisonRdNStarCityRdEStoneyCornersRdEKellyRdNShoreDrWexfordDrSSaintHelenRdNNelsonRdNMichelsonRdLoxleyStNCutRdIroquoisAveECadillacRdNNelsonRdNCutRdNSaintHelenRdOldM76NLoxleyRdCountyRoad200BarneyLakeRdLyonRdYeagerRdNMarkeyRdFederalAveBackusLakeFloodingBackusCreekFloodingLittleMudLakeHoughtonLakeLakeSaintHelenDeadStreamFloodingNorthBayHoughtonLakeHigginsLakeUpdated10112010012340.5MilesRoscommonCountyMichiganDepartmentofNaturalResourcesDesignatedSnowmobileTrailsLegendSnowmobileTrailHighwayPavedorGravelRoadLakesandRiversCitiesStateLandCountyBoundariesPoorDirtRoadParkingLotFederalLandTemporarilyClosedTrailUsethisQRcodetogodirectlytothismaponline26 eRosco-HigginsTrailCruisersSnowmo-bileClubRHTCwasfoundedinRoscommonin1997byagroupoflocalresidentsdedicatedtoimprovingtrailswithinthearea.atinitialeorthasgrownbeyondthelocalgroupandnowhasmembersthroughoutMichiganIndianaandOhio.eRHTCsponsorsa39miletrailsystemwhichtraversesthroughfourcountiesRoscom-monMissaukeeKalkaskaandCrawfordeRHTCmaintainssegmentsoffourdif-ferenttrailsstartingfromthesouthwithTrail67attheMuskegonRiverBridgeandproceedsnorthtoitsoriginatanintersectionnicknamedtheSplitlocatedwestofHigginsLake.FromtheretheTrail6originatesandpro-ceedswesttowardsLakeCitywhereitmeetsupwithanadjoiningtrailsponsor.ReturningtothesplittheTrail7originatesandrunsnorthtoCharliesCountryCornersatFourMileRd.LastlytheTrail482originatesfromCharliesCountryCornerandrunsnorthandparallelwithI-75.DuringtheperiodofDecember1toMarch31ifthereissnowgroomersgoallinaneorttokeepourtrailsingreatconditionweatherpermittingofcourseeRHTCcanbecontactedatRoscoHigginsTrailCruisersgmail.comifyouhaveanyquestionsorcomments.BesuretochecktheMichiganSnowmobileAssociationwebsitemsasnow.orgforcurrenttrailconditionsfortheRHTCandallothertrailconditionsthroughoutthestate.inkSnowandtakeafriendSnowmobilingSNOWMOBILESAFETYEDUCATIONApersonwhoisatleast12butlessthan17yearsofageoperatingasnowmobilewithoutdirectsupervi-sionofaperson21yearsofageoroldermusthaveintheirimmediatepossessionavalidsnowmobilesafetycerticate.Apersonwhoisatleast12butlessthan17yearsofagemaynotcrossahighwayorstreetwithouthavingavalidsnowmobilesafetycerticateintheirimmedi-atepossession.Anonlinesnowmobilesafetycourseforyouthoperatorsisnowavailableatwww.snowmobilecourse.comusamichiganWinterSportsTrailsMaps27 WinterFunMILLERSLAKESHORERESORTOPENALLYEARSwimmingFishingHuntingSnowmobilingIceFishingSpaciousChaletwFireplaceModernLakefrontHouse-keepingCottagesLargeUnitwFireplace32inchCableTVsBoatswCottagesMotorPontoonRentalsDockageSafeSandyBeachLargePlaygroundGrillsPicnicTablesOnSnowmobileTrailsLocatedAtTip-UpTown306FESTIVALAVEHOUGHTONLAKEMI48629FORRESERVATIONSDougMillerPhone248652-4240dougmiller4charter.netwww.millerslakeshoreresort.comBoatPontoonJet-skiKayakRentalGuidedSnowmobileRidesIceShantyRentalFullServiceBaitTackleShopLakeviewMotelMarineSearchforKorbinskisMarine4SeasonsResortusonFacebookKEVINKORBINSKI365W.HoughtonLakeDr.PrudenvilleMI48651989366-5306binskimanhotmail.comwww.korbinski.comYourFishingHeadquartersLocatedintheEastBayonBeautifulHoughtonLake28 ExperiencetheexcitementofwintershingonHoughtonLakeHigginsLakeandLakeSt.Helen.Oncethereisiceonthelakesshantytownsappearandthereisalotofactivityonthelakes.Locallyownedbaitshopslocatedonornearthethreelakeswillrentyouashantyprovideyouwithshinginformationmapsandmore.WewanteveryonetocatchshsaidtheownerofLymansontheLake.ereisgreatshingyeararound.Fishingaboundsforavarietyofspeciesinclud-inglaketroutperchcrappiesmallmouthandlarge-mouthbassnorthernpikebrowntroutrainbowtroutwalleyeandbluegill.Lakemapsareavailablethattellyouwhereweedbedsareandthedepthofthelakesincreasingyourchancesofcatchingyourlimitorthebigonetobragabout.HigginsLakethedeepestlakeisthelastlaketofreezeinthewinter.Itisknownforlaketroutandpike.Youcanshthroughtheiceforsmeltwithhookandline.WhenshingforwalleyeinthewinteronLakeSt.Helenanglerssuggestyouuseatipupwithminnowaboutsevenfeetundertheice.Soloadyoursledwithyouraugertip-upswindagsskimmerandfavoritebait.StraponyourcramponsandhaulitouttoyourfavoritespotontheiceatoneofMichiganspremierinlandlakesinRoscommonCounty.GreatshingandgoodeatingPhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.WinterSportsIceFishingTogetstartedicefshingyoullneedthebasicssomethingtomakeaholeintheicesomethingtocleartheholeandkeepitopenandicefreeandsomethingtofshwithorequipment.29 AnevendozengolfcoursesconvenientlylocatedaordablescenicandmeticulouslymaintainedarelocatedintheRoscommonCountyarea.enexttimeyougettheurgetotakeabreakfromthedailyroutineandenjoyagolfgetawayweareherewaitingtospoilyou.Golfpackagesareavailablefromanumberofthehotelsmotelsandre-sortsinthearea.Youhavechoicesfromchampionshipchallengesatgreatgolfcoursestothewell-maintainedgolfcoursewithplentyofroomforthenovicegolfertogainexperience.BirchPointeGolfClubthe9-holeclubat7071Ar-tesiaBeachRd.inSaintHelenisapublicgolfcoursethatopenedin1972.DesignedbyJerryVonSeeBirchPointeGolfClubmeasures3201yardsfromthelongesttees.ecoursefeatures2setsofteesfordierentskilllevels.989389-7009.TheDreamGolfClubLocatedat5266Old76M-55inWestBrancheDreamisa4-starGolfDigestJeGorneydesigncutthroughhardwoodsalongaspectacularrollingterrain.Largemildlyun-dulatingbentgrassgreensprovidesomeofthebestputtingsurfacesinthestate.eyarecomplimentedbythesculptedteeareashighqualitybunkersandmanicuredfairwayswhichmakethiscourseamemorablegolfexperience.eDreamisafamilyownedandoperatedgolfpropertyprovidinggreatfriendlyserviceandtogetherwiththeNightmareestablishesawonderfulonetwopunchforthearea.800633-7326or989345-6300FireyGolfLinks-Locatedat7795S.ClareAve.Clare.Builtintheearly1930sFireyisClareCoun-tysoldestgolfcourse.Withthe1992expansionto18holesitbecameoneofthemostindemandcoursesinthearea.Exactinggreenswateron13holesandBluegrassfairwaysbuiltthroughgentlyrollingwood-landsmakeFireyachallengewhateveryourhandi-cap.SightingsofWhiteTaildeerBlueHeronSnappytheturtleandotherwildlifeaddtoyourpleasurableround.989386-3510ForestDunesGolfClub-NamedoneoftheTop100GolfCoursesbyGolfDigestthiscourseisan18-holechampiontrack.erearemanynaturalsanddunesandnativegrassesthroughoutaswellastow-eringpinesliningseveralfairways.Locatedat6399ForestDunesDr.inRoscommonthecoursewasconstructedoverrollingterrainandthelargegreensareundulatingandfast.eycanbecontactedat989275-0700FoxRunCountryClub-LocatedjustonehalfmilefromI-75atExit251at5825W.FourMileRd.iscoursehas18holesatpar72with6362yards.ecoursefeaturestreelinedgentlyrollingfairwayschallenginggreensmarshesandwaterallblendedtogethertomakeacontinuinggolfexperience.989348-4343.GraylingCountryClube18-holepublicgolfcourseopenedin1923.GraylingCountryClubmeasures5726yardsfromthelongestteesandhasasloperatingof121anda68.9USGArating.ecoursefeatures3setsofteesfordierentskilllevels.Locatedat2122S.I-75BusinessLoopGrayling.989546-3377TheNightmareLocatedat5745Old76M-55inWestBranch.eNightmareisthesistercoursetoeDreaminWestBranchcreatingaonetwocom-binationthatputsthisareaonthemapofMichigansmustplaygolfdestinations.egorgeousland-scapeincludesthoughtfullydesignedowerbedsrockretaininganddrainingstructuresonteesandcartpathswherenecessaryandthenaturalbeautyoftherollingNorthernMichiganterrain.989345-1500.PineViewHighlandsGolfCourse-Anaordablescenicmeticulouslymaintainedgolfcoursewith18holesplayingtoapar71withasloperatingof123.ecoursehasarangeof5922yardsfromtheBlueTeesand5935fromtheWhiteTees.Locatedat4761W.HoughtonLakeDr.989366-7726www.pineviewhighlands.comQuestGolfClub-iscourseisplayerfriendlygolffacilitywithalayoutandsloperatingchallengingenoughforaninterestingandenjoyableroundforalllevelsofplayers.Laidoutwith5setsofwell-sculptedteeboxesfairwaysandwonderfullyconditionedgreens.Aspaciousgrassdrivingrangeandtwoputtinggreensalongwithashortgameareawithpracticebunkerisontheproperty.Locatedat116QuestDr.inHoughtonLake.989422-4516www.thequestgolfclub.comGolfCoursesReservearoomatastay-and-playmotelorresortandthengolftoyourdelightatthevarietyofcourses.30 RedwoodGolfClubformerlyBurningOak-Locatedat4345RedwoodDr.justoCountryRoad100.isisapar72golfcoursefeaturesunrestrictedwalkingoverits6229-yardcourse.ecourseenjoysa69.7USGAanda117-sloperating.989821-9821TheFoxGolfCourse-asmall18holepar3golfcourselocatedonFlintRoadbetweenW.HoughtonLakeDriveandCountyRoad104withadrivingrangepracticegreensandgolflessons.3343FlintRd.989422-2497SnowSnakeSkiandGolf-Locatedat3407E.MannsidingRd.Harrison.Boastsofanupnorthgolfcourse-nearbyandthelayoutcertainlybacksupthisstatement.Treelinedfairwaysandslopedundulatinggreensprovidethechallengeinase-cludedenvironmentwithnaturallyrollingterrain.ehillsravinesanddensewoodscreatetheoppor-tunityforagreatvarietyindesignwithnumerousholesplayingfromelevatedteesandstrategicdoglegsbendingbothrightandle.Phone989539-6583TamaracksGolfCourselocatedat8900NorthClareAve.Harrison.TamarackswherenatureplayswitheveryfoursomeisNorthernMichiganqualitygolffeaturingan18-holecoursethatprovidesachallengeforalllevelsofplayers.NineoftheTamaracksGolfCourses18holesfeaturewaterhazards.is5760yardpar70golfcourseislocatedjust20milessouthofHoughtonLakeoU.S.127.Itprovidesagoodstartingorendingpointforyourupcominggolfvacation.YoucanplayhereonyourwayupnorthoronyourwayhomewhilestayingintheHoughtonLakearea989539-5441WestBranchCountryClubLocatedat1905Fair-viewRoadWestBranch.ItisdiculttopickthebestfeaturesattheWestBranchCountryClubOpentothePublic.Fromthewellmaintainedfairwaysandgreenstothepleasantsurroundingsoftree-linedfairwaysandwellplacedbunkersyouwillenjoyyourdayatWestBranch.efrontnineiswideopenwithvelvetysmoothgreenswhilethenewernineissculptedfrommatureforests.989345-2501WhiteDeerCountryClub-iscourseisapictur-esque18-holefacilityneartheshoresofHoughtonLake.ecoursefeaturestenpar4holesfourPar3andfourPar5holesoverthePar72track.Beginnersarewelcomedaswellastheseasonedgolferstoenjoythewoodedbutfriendlylayoutaseachholeprovidesasportyyetchallenginggolfexperience.Locatedat1309BrightAngelDr.inPrudenvilleandcanbereachedat989366-5812.YeOldCountyClub-anine-holegolfcourselocatedonCountyRoad104inRoscommon.Perfectforbeginninggolfersandchildrenthatwishtotrytheirhandatplayinggolf.904W.SunsetDrive989275-5582GolfCourses31 1291811161512227239244249222206201194AB189F28CANOEHARBOR4MILETRAILHOUGHTONLAKESTATECAMPGROUNDSBURGDAMATIONNORTHHIGGINSLAKESOUTHHIGGINSLAKEMarlLakeLakeSt.HelenHigginsLakeTwinLakesHoughtonLakeAuRSouthSableRoscommonHigginsLakePrudenvilleHoughtonLakeToWestBranchSTATEPARKSTATEPARKSt.HelenOGEMAWMISSAUKECRAWFORD32 WelcometoRoscommonCounty21829F97F18HOUSELAKETROUTLAKEElkLakeLakeROSCOMMONCOUNTYGLADWICLARE33 ATVORVUTVstreetlegalORVsside-by-sidesmotor-cyclesdirtbikesquadsfour-wheelerswhateveryoulovetoridethereisatrailrouteorroadforyouinRoscommonCounty.Youwillndtwo-trackstwistysingle-tracksmudbogshundredsoflightlygroomedtrailswithstumpswhoopslogsbrushandsandhazardsforathrillingride.Ortravelalongontheroutesthatwindinandoutofcoun-tyroadsthatareperfectforthefamilywhowanttogetothemainroadandenjoyMotherNature.Sometrailsleadtotheriversandoergreatoutlookswhereyoucanstopforapicniclunch.Otherroutestakeyouintotownwithaccesstorestaurantsandgasstations.etrailheadsoerampleparkingcleanfacilitiesandmapkiosks.RoscommonCountyhasallfoursystemtypesfoundinthestateofMichiganmotor-cycleATVORVroutesandscrambleareasthroughoutpublicland.ForeveryonessafetythereisanORVordinanceforRoscommonCountyandallvehiclesmustberegistered.TrailHeadlocationORVTrailORoadVehicles34 PleasebecourteoustreadlightlyrespecttheenvironmentSpeedlimitis25mphorlessifpostedRespectprivatepropertyAlwayswearapprovedhelmetandsafetygearORoadVehiclesORVSAFETYEDUCATIONORVSafetyEducationClassesarenowadministeredbytheDepartmentofNaturalResources.SearchforaclassinyourareabygoingtotheDNRwebsitewww.dnr.state.mi.usrecnsearchrecnsrch.aspHereiswhereyouwillndthebestORVtrailsysteminthestateofMichigan.ereiseasyconnectiontothesetrailsandmoreLeotaTrail52.1milesoftrailswestofUS-127DentonCreekTrail37.3milesoftrailsbetweenUS127andhighwayM-18DentonCreekRoute28.6milesoftrailsbetweenHighwayM-18andMapleValleyRoadSt.HelenTrail43.7milesoftrailsbetweenWacoRoadandSt.HelenSt.HelenRoute8.7milesoftrailsbetweenWacoRoadandSt.HelenM-30toSt.Helen3MichiganCrossCountryCycleTrail14.5milesoftrailsbetweenGladwinCountyandStHelenTrailSt.HelentoGeelsTrail13.7milesoftrailsbetweenSt.HelenandGeelsGeelsTrails46.2milesoftrailseastofI-75GeelstoRoscommonRoute9.0milesoftrailsfromGeelstotheVillageofRoscommonBeaverCreekTrailMichiganCrossCountryCycleTrail30.9milesoftrailsbetweenGeelsandWestHigginsLakeTrailWestHigginsLakeTrail35.3milesoftrailswestofHigginsLakeTheSaintHelenMotorsportAreacontainstheSandBowlandtheRockClimbforthoseJeepsandotherdaringORVs.St.HelenhoststheORVJamboreeinAugustwherehundredsofenthusiastsgatherforthisfreeevent.eSt.HelenDirtPackersORVClubservicesthearea.erealsoiseasyaccesstodealersforequipmentorpartsortryridingforadaybyrentinganORV.Allgendersandallagescankickupabitofdustandhaveablastonthemogulsofthetrailsroutesandroadsofourextensivetrailsystem.etrailsareopenyear-round.35 RoscommonHuntingLandMap.71ofRoscommonCountyisStateland.UsethisQRcodetoaccesstheRoscommonCountyHuntingLandsmaponlineHuntingHoughtonLakeHigginsLakeLakeSaintHelenNorthBayHoughtonLakeLittleMudLakeMarlLakeBackusLakeeadStreamFloodingBackusLakeFloodingLakeJamesBackusCreekFloodingBearCreekDentonCreekFloodingRussellLakeWestTwinLakeClearLakeMudLakeRobinsonCreekFloodingRollwayLakeEastTwinLakeWoodsLakePupLakeBarneyLakeDoyleLakeBoyceLakeRyanLakeShadowLakeBeaverLakeFloodingAtchelLakeDunhamLakeSpringLakeWillingLakeCampbellLakeLakeCo-Be-AcTownlineLakeHeadquartersLakeTownlineCreekDuckLakeLeithLakeLittleLakeKnappensCreekGrassLakeSlideLakeMikesLakeIndianLakeCoanMillpondNinemileLakeBearLakeBeaverLakeSugarLakeEastCreekHuntleyLakeLittleFrostLakYoungLakeKnowlandLakeLittleHeadquartersLakeLittleWoodsLakeCedarCreekLostLakesMarshCNorthBranchDentonCreekFisherLakeDentonCreekBranchTittabawasseeRiverCarterLakeSpruceLakeHudsonCreekSouthCreekBigCreekCameronCreekSouthBranchAuSableRiverTheCutHudsonCreekgonRiverWolfCreekBearCreekRobinsonCreekTownlineCreekMarshCreekMumaCreekKnappensCreekNellsvilleDrainColeCreekDeerFarmCreekBigCreekSouthCreekEastCreekBackusCreekCedarCreekDentonCreekAsumCreekLostCreekMarlLakeCameronCreekRussellCreekSpringBrookPupLakeNorenCreMudLakePupCreekHaymarshCreekTankCreekCameronCreekHudsonCreekDentonCreekSouthCreekPupCreekWolfCreekEastCreekDentonCreekMuskegonRivereekMarlLakeTownlineCreekTownlineCreekMarshCreekBackusCreekOldM76OldUS27MapleValleyRdNSaintHelenRdPineRdEmeryRdGeelsRdWEmeryRdWPineDrThirdLakeRdGrassLakeRdMooreRdEWestRdDunhamLakeRdSilsbyDrReillyRdGreenwoodRdHigginsLakeRdWHigginsLakeDrBoyceRdWoodsRdHoseRdSReserveRdPicnicGateRdWLansingRdWexfordDrNFlintRdERussellLakeRdESunsetDrAuSableRdMarlLakeRdDuckLakeRdNKenoRdWSchoolRdRailroadGradeRdWacoRdSRoscommonRdPossumTrlEHoughtonLakeDrNMarkeyRdClaroskeeRdRyanLakeRdTillmanRdOsceolaRdTowerHillRdWittyRdNolanRdElmRdSargentRdWSunsetDrNHarrisonRdMumaRdPaddleRdHillcrestRdBuzzoniaBlvdArtesiaBeachRdSawyerRdBarneyLakeRdWRollwayRdLakewoodDrSnowbowlRdDeckersRdPeteRdLymanRdNEverettRdCrookedRdSDeadstreamRdNMichelsonRdNShoreDrMoorestownRdMaybeeRdWDoyleTrlPorkyDrWolverineDrDeadstreamRdBeaverRdHyslopStWBirchRdMurphyRdCountyRoad301NestelRdWGreenwoodRdSHarrisonRdOwensDrIoscoRdSTownlineRdRiversideLnBenzieLnEHigginsLakeDrEAirportRdMoscowRdNLoxleyRdSLoxleyRdHarrisonRdMudLakeRdMeridianRdFederalAveCampgroundRdBowmanTrlWNestelRdantherDrTownlineRdYetiTrlYeagerRdWPinewoodDrLoxleyRdRobinsonLakeRdUnknownSunsetDrVanSickleDrIroquoisAvePondRdWestshoreDrFireTrlCutRdSMTRomanckyRdWKnappRdRollwayRdNReserveRdElwellRdAirportRdMarkeyRdTimreckDrYaleRdNCutRdNWheelerRdCarterLakeRdMartinRdAquaRdNMainStSSaintHelenRdOldTrailDr4thStWMaplehurstDrPulpRdBirchRdWashburnRdNTownlineRdXRayRdDollarDrHudsonRdDoyleTrlTownerRdCountyRoad300ReeceRdRedwoodDrBeaverLakeRdWisnerRdGreenDrLakeStPandaDrBlazedTrlGreenleafDrZigZagBlvdNSteeleRdSNellsvilleRdEverettRdSchoolRdNettieAveSpringwoodDrOakRdOldStageRdPinewoodDrYuccaStLincolnHwyLongPointDrWigWagRdRoyRdJohnDrComerTrlNixonAveHoetzelRdInglesonDrECarterRdBearTrlPinewoodDrWBockRdEarlStParrentDrMaplehurstRdCollegeDrPinewoodTrlWheelerRdHodunkRdOldPineTrlLandfillRdBurdellRdWOakwoodRdWoodcockDrCarolCtWGardnerTrlGeorgeStDeerRunBlvdOttawaLnGardinerTrlCanoeRdNewaygoRdSSadieLnMauriceDrWildernessTrlAutumnDrountyRoad402JoyceKilmerRdWalkerDrKewauneeRdDeepWoodRdDuttenRdOldOakTrlYoyoLnPleasantRdLeewardLnWBurdellRdAshAveOgemawTrlAusableRiverTrlSpinkRdOtterDrMidforestRdTerraceDrTawasLnBaragaRhodesRdClayAveLakeviewBlvdWoodedTrlZettleRdBeechStFoxAveCloverleafLnByronAveVistaDrWBranchDrBackusCreekRdSamOSetBlvdWracoRdBorderDrTerrysLnHighRdTippedyDrCountryCtRedwineDrDoveTrlButlerRdBuckRdSquireStToepherDrWestfenceRdCarrickDrCherryDrTuscolaRdKenwoodDrAusableRdCornellRdEagleDrDaleRdSheridanDrWhitetailDrCoriRidgeDrLoonLnCaducaLnEstwoodDrLapeerTrlBallangerRdMecostaDreBlvdPineRoadDrArenacDrWindsorDrElmAveBucktailDrCorralStMeyerStateStCountrysideDrSuperiorAveCenterDrGateRdNorthwayDrChaneyPointDrRussellLakBoatmanRdHenryAveENestelRdBarryRd2ndStLonepineRdSpruceAveTimbersDrPeterAveDeerCtSunStESkylineDrCoxMarshRdDanesDrFrankStJolietAveEllenDrBellAveEagleAvearpenterRdSibleyDrMcKenzieStSpringLakeRdBurdellRdNRichfieldCtMartinBlvdChristieLnAyersAveAvalonDrMooncrestDrWarnerCtSuperiorStKnollwoodDrKingstonRdLeverettRdSBurtLnOaklaneDrMinkDr15thStAshStGabrielleDrPondRdOldUS27UnknownRollwayRdMeridianRdMooreRdEmeryRdIoscoRdWBirchRdHoseRdPondRdSReserveRdRobinsonLakeRdWoodsRdUnknownSRoscommonRdUnknownSargentRdEverettRdCrookedRdMooreRdWacoRdUnknownRoyRdWashburnRdCrookedRdReillyRdNCutRdOwensDrMurphyRdSchoolRdRoyRdRobinsonLakeRdEverettRdInglesonDrMeridianRdMarlLakeRdUnknownWGreenwoodRdWNestelRdCrookedRdHudsonRd12775PhotobyGregBodker36 Withnearly185000acresofpubliclandandabundantwildliferesidentsofRoscommonCountyanditsvisitorscanenjoypartici-patinginallhuntingseasons.ereislargeandsmallgamehuntingforspeciesincludingwhite-taildeerblackbearvaryingharecotton-tailrabbitgrayandfoxsquirrelsruedgrousewildturkeyandnumerouswaterfowl.ereare10StateWildlifeGameAreasfoundinRoscommonCounty.Manyarededicatedforwildlifeconservationandmanage-mentbytheDNRWildlifeandForestryDivisions.BackusCreekStateGameArea3420acresandBackusLakeFloodingStateWildlifeManagementArea1660acres.SpeciesMallardandWoodDuckBearCreekFloodingStateWildlifeManage-mentArea960acres.SpeciesMallardandWoodDuckDeadStreamFloodingStateWildlifeManage-mentArea1024acres.SpeciesMallardandWoodDuckDentonCreekFloodingStateWildlifeManage-mentArea800acres.SpeciesMallardandWoodDuckHoughtonLakeStateWildlifeResearchArea12062acres.SpeciesWhite-taileddeerHoughtonLakeFlatsNorth838acresandSouth992acresFloodingStateWildlifeManagementArea.SpeciesMallardOspreyandWoodDuckMarshCreekBeaverLakeFloodingStateWildlifeManagementArea476acres.SpeciesMallard.RobinsonCreekFloodingsStateWildlifeManagementArea2752acres.SpeciesWoodDuck.Duringdeerseasonthereareannualbuckpolecontestswheresuccessfuldeerhunterscanshowotheirbucksandwincash.HereisalistofthepopularlocationsforbuckpolesHUNTERSAFETYEDUCATIONYoumusttakehuntersafetyifyouwerebornafterJanuary11960.AhuntersafetycerticateorprevioushuntinglicenseisrequiredtopurchaseanyMichiganHuntingLicense.Huntersanticipat-inganout-of-statehuntingtripneedtoobtainacerticatepriortotheirtripmoststatesrequirehunterstocarrytheircerticatewhenhuntingandneedittopurchasealicense.On-lineHunterSafetyCoursesarealsooeredatwww.hunterexam.comusamichiganHuntingFredsRestaurantBuckPoleonOpeningDayofRieSeasoneHoughtonLakeSportsmansClubspon-sorsclassescompetitionsandprogramsforallages.Itcanbereachedat989422-3517formoreinformation.VisittheriepistolrangeatKirtlandCommunityCollege.Callforhoursandfees989275-500Ext.283.LicensesequipmentandprocessingareallfoundinRoscommonCountyforyourconve-nience.ForatrophybuckbirdorotherwildlifemakeplanstoexperiencesuccessfulhuntinginRoscommonCounty.RoscommonatFredsofRoscommonPrudenvilleatKorbinskisSt.HelenatMalcolmsTackleBoxHoughtonLakeatPop-A-TopPartyShopat2969WestHoughtonLakeDr.M-55.AlsoatLymansOnTheLakeat6560W.HoughtonLakeDr.www.houghtonlakeshing.com37 InRoscommonCountyyouwillndgoodlakeshingopportunitiesforlaketroutperchcrappiesmallandlargemouthbassnorthernpikerainbowtroutwalleyepikebluegillandmore.Withthreelargeinlandlakestochoosebe-tweentherearemanydierenttypesofshforcatching.AtHoughtonLakeyouwillndgoodsh-ingpossibilitiesforwalleyepikebassandbluegill.erearesevenaccesssitesstrategi-callylocatedaroundthelake.HigginsLakefeatureseasyaccessaswellasopportunitiestocatchlaketroutbasspikeperchsmallmouthbassrainbowtroutandmore.LakeSt.Heleniswhereanglerswillndshingisfantastic.Fishinthe8to9-inchrangearecommon.Crappiepopulationisgrowing.Largemouthnorthernpikeandwalleyealsoarepresent.Fishingisgoodforbassbluegillwalleyeandrockbass.FISHananimalthatgrowsthefast-estbetweenthetimeitscaughtandthetimethefishermandescribesittohisfriends.FishingFISHINGAll-speciesshinglicensesarerequiredforallanglersage17oroldertotakeandpossesstroutsalmonlakesturgeonlakeherringam-phibiansreptilesorcrusta-ceansfromanypublicwaters.islicensealsoisrequiredwhenshingthefollowingwatersAlltroutlakesdesignatedbytheDNRunderFO-200AllTypeAallTypeDandthoseTypeBlakesmarkedwithanasterisk.AllstreamsintheGearRestrictedStreamscategorydesignatedbytheDNRunderFO-200.AllwatersoftheGreatLakeswhentroutandorsalmonarethetargetspecies.AlldesignatedtroutstreamsFO-210whentroutandorsalmonarethetargetspecieswww.michigan.govshing38 FlyFishing-Fly-shingisbestdoneontheAuSableRiverfamousforitsworld-classtrout.SmeltFishing-istypeofshingisdoneinearlyspringwithnetsontheCutRiverandtheMuskegonRiverwhichhavemostlythawed.FishermancanshthroughtheiceforsmeltonHigginsLakewithhookandline.eCutRiverconnectsMarlLaketoHigginsLakegivingampleopportunitytoshforperchsmallmouthbassandnorthernpikewhicharecommonlycaughtOnMarlLake.Mostanglersuseacanoeorsmallboatandshinthecenterofthelakebecauseitisconsider-ablysmallershallowerandlessdevelopedthanotherlakesinthearea.FishingTournamentsonallthreelakes-ereareseveralshingtournamentsonourthreelakesthesearchforthebiggestwalleyebassbluegillandtroutthatlivewithinthesewatersmakeittheshingspottobe.eHoughtonLakeAreaTourismBureauandpart-nerssponsortheCatchUsIfYouCanshingcontest.Withmorethan100taggedshintheareasthreelakesanglerswhocatchawalleyeoranyoftheothertaggedshgetagascardandareenteredintoadrawingforacashprizeandnewboatpackageattheendofthespringshingseason.DippingalineinMarlLakeFishingContestFishing39 WelcomeboatersisishowyouaregreetedatMichigansOtherGreatLakes.ereispublicaccesstoourbeautifullakesandwhetheryoutraileryourownboatorwanttorentaboatorpontoonforthedayyouareinthebestareaofMichiganforsummerboatingfun.Youcanrentpontoonskiandshingboatswaverunnerswaterbicyclesjetskisandpaddleboardsfromareamarinasorcheckintothenumerousresortsthatrentorprovideboatsfortheirguests.Areamotelsprovideelectrichookupstokeepyourbatteriescharged.PhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.LaunchyourboatinHoughtonLakeatthesesitesLocatedbehindtheRiteAidthisisaDNRboatlaunch.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.AnotherDNRBoatLaunchislocatedatLantzLandingonOld27nexttoComfortSuites.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.AttheHoughtonLakeStateForestCamp-groundsyouwillndaDNRlanding.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.LocatedatWhitneyCourtthisisaDNRlaunchsiteonCountyRd.100.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.ereisasiteattheSullivanBeachlocatedbehindChaseBankonParkStoM-55inPrudenville.LaunchsitesonHigginsLakeareSouthHigginsLakeStateParkDNRlaunch.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.Onlyboatsbelongingtoregisteredcamperscanbeleovernight.OnW.HigginsLakeCountyRoad200inLyonTownshipisapublicDNRboatlaunch.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.NorthHigginsLakeStateParkthisDNRlaunchsitecanbeusedwiththepurchaseofaStateRecreationPass.BBMarinaonClareStreetontheNorthShoreofHigginsisalaunchsitethatisavailabletocustomersthatrentboatsfromthisbusiness.www.BandBmarina.com989-821-6549GerrishTownshipCommunityParkboatlaunchattheGerrishTwp.CommunityParkMarina103MillStreetRoscommon.SummerSportsBoating40 SummerSportsBoatingLaunchsiteonLakeSt.HelenYoucanlaunchfromtheRicheldTownshiplaunchsiteonChippewaTrailRoadoWestAirportRoad.OpentothepublicandfeaturesanADAkayakandcanoelaunchwithshingpier.AtMarlLakelocatedNEofHigginsLakeacrossfromS.HigginsLakeStateParkthereisalaunchlimitedtonon-motorizedboats.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.eReedsburgDamlaunchisattheReeds-burgDamStateForestCampgroundatthejunctionofM-55CountyRoad300nearHoughtonLakerunbytheDNR.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.Limitedtosmallpowerdrivenwatercras.989275-4622.eHigginsLakeBoatWashisfreeandopentothepublicMaythroughSeptemberlocatedonW.HigginsLakeDr.neartheNorthHigginsLakeStatePark.MichiganconservationocersandMichigancountysherisencourageallpersonsoperatingboatsinMichigantoenrollinaboatingsafetycourse.StayuptodatewithMIlawsgoverningboatingandsafevesseloperationwiththeboatinghandbookofMichiganDepartmentofNaturalResourcesavailableatwww.boat-ed.commichiganhandbookindex.htmlSHOWROOMPARTSACCESSORIESSERVICEWithover40boatsinstockandapartsinventoryofover10000partswecanndtheboatofyourdreamsorgetyourboatbackonthewatertodayServingHigginsLakeHoughtonLakeLakeSt.HelenSurroundingAreaswww.pioneerhillsmarine.comHARRISKAWASAKICRESTSEARAYYAMAHAMERCURYMERCRUISER10914N.CutRd.RoscommonMI48653989275-5175Fax989275-4121MARKETINGDIGITALPRINTINGGRAPHICDESIGNBANNERSPOSTERSDIRECTMAILADSPECIALTIES989-356-0834866-878-2096989-356-2123PHONETOLLFREEFAXBookPublishingfromconcepttocompletionwww.SargePublications.comFreeConsultationBuyandorSellyourbookorartatwww.ThunderBayGallery.comFeaturingLocalArtistsAuthors829W.CHISHOLMST.ALPENAMI49707DesignDomainNamesHostingwww.ModelWebSolutions.comWWW.MODELPRINTINGSERVICE.COMedmodelprintingservice.comWellbuildawebsiteforyouoryoucandoityourselfwww.MySiteAtMPS.com247OnlineStoreMuchMore41 ThepublicbeachesatHigginsLakeareNorthHigginsLakeStateParkDayUseArea-LocatedonNorthHigginsLakeDr.onthenorthShoreofHigginsLake.islargedayuseareahasasandyswimmingbeachabathhouseplaygroundstructurealargepicnicshelterandaboatlaunch.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.WestDNRBoatLaunch-LocatedonWestHigginsLakeDr.inLyonTownship.isbeachfrontparkhasasandyswimmingbeachandaplaygroundareaonthewestshoreofHigginsLake.ereisnochangingareabuttheydohavevaulttoilets.AStateRecre-ationPassisrequired.SouthHigginsLakeStateParkDayUseArea-LocatedonCountyRoad100onthesouthshoreofHigginsLake.islargedayuseareacontainsasandyswimmingbeachbathhousecampbeachstoreplaygroundarealargepicnicsheltersavail-ableforprivatepartiesandaboatlaunch.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.GerrishTownshipParkLocatedat109CarlosAv-enuewith1acreLakefrontparkwithapproximately400feetofpublicbeachthatoerspublicswimaccessgazebopicnicareasgrillsrestroomswithbathhousechildrensplayequipmentvolleyballnetuniversallyaccessibleboardwalktetherballandpavedparking.ADAaccessibility.St.HelenbeachOnLakeSt.HelenthereisapublicbeachattheRicheldTownshipboatlaunchonemileWofSt.HelenoW.AirportRd.Foradayinthesunandsandtherearegreatpublicbeacheswithswimmingbarbecuepitschildrenstoysandshelteredpicnicareas.HoughtonLakebeachesincludeNorthHoughtonLakeStateForestCamp-groundExcellentboatingandshingmodernrest-roombuilding.AStateRecreationPassisrequired.RoscommonTownshipBeach.OnHoughtonLakeLocatedonSanfordSt.atthefootofLoxleyRd.thisparkhasaswimmingbeachonthesouthshoreofHoughtonLake.Itcontainsasandybeachaplay-groundshelteredpicnicareaandvaulttoilets.SullivanBeach-OntheEastBayofHoughtonLake.LocatedonParkStreetbehindChaseBankoneblocksouthofM-55inPrudenville.isparkhasaswimmingareaintheEastBayareaofHoughtonLake.eyalsohaverestroomsaplaygroundareaanddrinkingwater.SummerFunBeaches42 EnjoysomeofthenestcanoeingkayakingandtubingintheworldinRoscommonCounty.Nestledingentlyrollinghillsandvalleysourgentlyowingriverswilltreatyoutoaspecialexperience.Blanketedwithforestandcaptivatingwaterweareherewaitingtosharethewealthofwildlifeandwildernesswithyou.FloattheSouthBranchoftheworldfamousAuSableRiver.Itisworldre-nownedforcanoeingkayakingandtubing.FlowingnorthwardoutofSt.HelentoRoscommonthissectionisoatableonlyatcertaintimesoftheyearitcon-tinuestoownorthandeastthroughtheGeorgeMasonWildernessRetreat.erearenohomesorroadsinthe3500acresbetweenChaseBridgeandSmithBridgethisstretchoftheriverispreservedasawilderness.Heretheriversdepthrangesfromonetofourfeetafewplacesaredeeper.Amoderatecurrentwilltakeyousteadilydownstream.TheRoscommonCanoeLiveriescanhelpyouplantripsfrom1-4hourstoovernighttrips.CampbellsCanoeLiveryislocatedonM-18LakeStreetinRoscommonoersrentalsofcanoesandkayakswhichcanbeusedoneSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiver.800722-6633or989275-5810www.canoeatcampbells.comHiawathaCanoeLiveryrentscanoeskayaksandtubes.Itislocatedat113LakeStreetM-18inRoscommon.888515-5213or989275-5213www.canoehiawatha.comPaddleBraveCanoeLiveryandCampgroundResorthascanoeskayaksandtubesforrent.Andislocatedat10610SteckertBridgeRoadinRoscommon.800681-7092or989275-5273www.paddlebrave.comWattersEdgeCanoeLiveryhascanoeskayaksandtubesavailableforrent.Locatedat10799DanaDr.inRoscommon.800681-7092orat989275-5568www.wecl.8k.com.TheMuskegonRiverMuskegonmeansHappyRiverowssouthandwestfromHoughtonLakeintothebackwatersoftheReedsburgDam.Fromtheretherivermeandersthroughmilesofunspoiledwildernessowingoverabedofsandatapproxi-mately3-4milesperhour.YouwilltravelthroughtheHoughtonLakeWildlifeResearchAreawheretheMuskegonRivertakesyougentlythroughsomeastoundingnaturalareas.Tripsfrom1hourto7or8hoursareavailable.WhiteBirchCanoeLiveryCampgroundrentscanoeskayaksandtubesatthislivery.TravelontheMuskegonRiverthroughtheHoughtonLakeWild-lifeResearchArea.Tripscantakefrom1hourupto8hours.eyarestationedat5569ParadiseBendinFalmouth.231328-4547orvisitthemattheirwebsitewww.whitebirchcanoe.comSt.HelenADAKayakCanoeLaunchonChippewaTrailRoadoWestAirportRoad.isADAcom-pliantlaunchaordstheopportunityforalltoenjoysummeractivitiesonthewater.TubingSummertimefamilyfunFloatingdowntheAuSableRiverCanoeingKayakingTubingSummerFun43 GerrishTownshipPark-OnCountyRoad100MarlLakeRdbehindtheGerrishTownshipFireStation.ereisashelteredpicnicareaplaygroundtenniscourtsandplentyofgrassyplayareas.eyalsohaveportablebathrooms.GerrishTownshipMarinaandParkprovidesafriendlyfamilyatmosphereinwhichtoenjoytheHigginsLake.ItislocatedatthesouthwestcornerofthelakeoCo.Rd.200.HappyLandingPlayground-islargewoodenplaygroundwithaseparateareafortoddlersislocatedonM-55ontheCollinsElementarySchoolproperty.isplaygroundisnotopentothepublicduringschoolhours.HoughtonLakeCommunityCenterPark-isparkislocatedbehindthePineseatreonM-55nexttotheHoughtonLakeCommunityCenter.isareahaspicnictablesandtenniscourts.ereisasmallplaygroundarea.LyonTownshipRecreationArea-Oeringapicnicarearestroomsplaygroundsoballeldandacross-countrytrailloopthisparkismadeforfamiliesforallseasons.LocatedonOld27nearN.HigginsLakeDr.MarkeyTownship-TrumanGardenerTownshipParkispicnicareaonCountyRoad100isnexttotheBlodgettRoscommonCountyAirport.eyhaveplaygroundequipmenttenniscourtsaniceskatinghockeyrinkagazeboandrestrooms.RicheldTownshipPark-LocatedinSt.HelenonAirportRd.isparkcontainstwoplaygroundsasoballeldatenniscourtbaseballeldandskatepark.RoscommonVillageMetroParkGeorgeStreetbetweenDivisionandSherwoodeeightacreparkislocatedtwoblocksfromtheRoscommonCountyBuilding.ItisthehometothreeirrigatedLittleLeagueelds.Inaresidentialneighborhoodthereisatinytotplaygroundwithjunglegymslidesswingsplayshipandsmallcarousel.Apavilionhousesashelteredpicnicareaaswellasconcessionsduringballgames.erearetwotenniscourtsandtwobasketballcourtsallofwhicharecurrentlyinneedofmaintenance.eareahasmunicipalwaterandseweronsitewhichsupportstwoindoorbath-rooms.RoscommonTownshipParkisparkislocatedonKnappRd.SouthofM-55behindtheRoscom-monTownshipHallithasaplaygroundareashel-teredpicnicareasasoccereld.RotaryPark-OnCountyRoad100locatedinDentonTownshipthisshelteredpicnicareaisacrossfromthesoccereldsidealforanicepicnicwiththefam-ilywhetherrainorshine.Availableforgrouppartiesandreunionsjustcall989366-5644forinforma-tionanddirections.TrestleParklocatedinDentonTownshiponSouthGladwinRoadM-18Prudenvilleisanewly-con-structedfamilyplayandpicnicarea.A10by50-footmuralmuraldepictsthetypeofloggingactivitywhichtookplaceatthesiteofthisparkbackinthe1880s.WallacePark-AsmallpicnicareaonthebanksoftheAuSableRiveronM-18indowntownRoscommon.Hasanicequietpicnicareawhereyoucanwatchthecanoesgobywhileenjoyingyourlunchpicnic.Inadditiontothebeachespublicpicnicareasarelocatedthroughoutthecountyforyoursum-merenjoyment.ParksPicnicsPlaygrounds44 HoughtonLakeStateForestCampground-SixmilesNWofHoughtonLakeHeightsviaWestShoreDriveistherusticHoughtonLakeStateForestCampground.ereare50sitesfortentorsmalltrailerusesomeofwhichwillaccommodate40-vehicletrailer.LocatedonthenorthshoreofHoughtonLakecamperswillexperienceexcellentboatingandshing.erusticcampgroundincludesmoderntoiletsandpotablewaterfromwellhandpump.Sitesareavailableonarst-comerst-servebasis.Noreservations.CheckwithStateForestCampgroundManagerforseasonalavailability.ecampgroundisopenfrommid-Apriltomid-September.ARecreationPassportisrequired.HoughtonLakeTravelParkissituatedclosetohwy.127andwithinamileofHoughtonLakeDNRlaunchforboatingshing.Alloursiteshavepullthroughaccess.Wehavethreecampingcabinswithelectricityandafewprimitivetentingsites.Weliketoprideourselvesonbeingafamilyorientedparkoeringfuninourpoolplaygroundvolley-ballcourtandhorseshoepits.Weoericecreampropaneandwoodforyoureveningcampre.Treatyourfamilytoacampgroundtrainridewithabagofpopcornaerwardforallticketholders.989422-3931www.hougtonlaketravelparkcampground.comHigginsLakeRoscommonKOAisbeautifuloutdoorresortliesinaheavilywoodedsettingjustamilefromthebeachesofHigginsLake.KOAoersheatedrusticcampingcabinsandcampsitewithelectrichook-ups.ecampgroundison65acresinaforestofpinesandhardwoods.HigginsLakeislocatedamileawaywhereyouwillswimincrystalclearwaterandenjoyitsbeautifulbeaches.HigginsLakeoersgreatboatingshingandsnorkeling.ItsshorelinesoermilesoftrailsforhikinghorsebackridingandATVriding.Wearelocatedat3800W.FederalHwy.Roscommon.Contactusat800-478-8151or989-275-8151higginslakekoayahoo.comHigginsLakeFamilyCampground989821-6891Located1MileEastofHigginsLake.Oering30AcresofMatureOakandPineTreesWaterandElectricHook-upSitesFullHook-upSitesUltra-CleanModernRestroomsDumpStationorPump-OutServiceLargeShadedSitesCampStoreFoodFirewoodIceandmoreBoatandR.V.StorageStreetLightIlluminatedRoadsHikingTrailsVolleyballBasketballTetherballHorseshoesBadmintonandPlayground.NorthHigginsLakeStatePark-locatedonwhatwasoncetheworldslargestseedlingnurseryprovidesthevarietyoftreeplantbirdandanimalspeciesthatmaketheparkattractiveforoutdooractivities.Openallyearforcamping.eparkscampgroundshas174modernsitesswimmingbeachboatlaunchand11milesofhikingtrails.BeachactivitiesincludevolleyballFrisbeehorse-shoeswindsurngandpaddleboating.Visitorscanpicnicintheday-useareshinthelakeorcross-countryskiinthewinter.Campingsitereservationsarestronglyrecommendedduringsummerandarerequiredfortheminicabins.Call800-447-2757.AMichiganStateParksRecreationPassportisrequiredforentrytothepark.eParkislocatedat11747N.HigginsLakeDriveRoscommon.Formoreinforma-tionlogintowww.michigan.govdnr.SouthHigginsLakeStatePark1000Acreparkwithalmostonemileofshorelineoering400mod-ernhardwood-shadedcampsitesasandybeachshingboatlaunchpicnicareanaturetrailsforcross-countryskiingandhiking.RowboatcanoepaddleboatsmallmotorboatandpontoonrentalsareavailableattheHigginsLakeStateParkStore.Reservationsarestronglyrecommendedcall800-447-2757.AMichiganStateParksRecreationPassportisrequiredforentrytothepark.eParkislocatedat106StateParkDriveRoscommon.Formoreinformationlogintowww.michigan.govdnr.PaddleBraveCanoeCamp-CanoecampkayakandtubeonMichigansbeautifulSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiverinRoscommon.Visitourold-fash-ionedcampgroundandcanoeliverylocateddirectlyontheriver.WecanaccommodatecamperstentsandRVs.Wehaveeverythingyouneedforyourstay.Rivertripscanlastanhouroraweek.PaddleBraveisopenyeararoundCallPaddleBraveat800-681-7092or989-275-5273orgotowww.paddlebrave.com.StateParksCampgrounds45 4990WestHoughtonLakeDriveLocatedonM-55betweenInterstate75andUS-127989-202-4700TollFreeReservations855-235-9709infobeachfronthl.comwww.beachfronthl.comPrivateSandyBeachCorporateAccountsWeddingsFamilyReunionsSpecialGroupRatesIndoorHeatedPoolandHotTubPRIVATEVACATIONCOTTAGESANDHOMESONTHEWATERFRONTSOFBEAUTIFULHOUGHTONLAKEANDHIGGINSLAKEMICHIGANSLARGESTINLANDLAKESOurPrivateCottagesandHomesarefullyfurnishedandincludePhoneTVVCRDVDCableInternetConnectivityCompleteKitchenFacilitiesLawnFurniturePicnicTablesCharcoalGrillFirePitDockPrivateLakeFrontageSwimmingBoatingFishingHuntingFallColorsSnowmobilingFUNFUNFUN989366-1242P.O.Box16PrudenvilleMI48651www.nmvacations.comWemanagelongtermseasonalandvacationrentalproperties.Pleasecallusforallyourpropertymanagementneeds.4990WestHoughtonLakeDriveLocatedonM-55betweenInterstate75andUS-127989-202-4700TollFreeReservations855-235-9709infobeachfronthl.comwww.beachfronthl.comPrivateSandyBeachCorporateAccountsWeddingsFamilyReunionsSpecialGroupRatesIndoorHeatedPoolandHotTubStateParksCampgroundsRicheldTownshipCampgroundinSt.Helen-LocatedonEastAirportRd.EasyaccesstoLakeSt.Helenrestaurantsstoresandgasoline.60sites30welectricitybathroomsandshowersforcampers.DirectaccesstotrailsystemforORVs.Toreserveasitecall989-390-5098.WoodedAcresCampgroundislocatedontheout-skirtsofthecommunityofHoughtonLake.WoodedAcresCampgroundissituatedjustcloseenoughtotowntoenjoyallofthehustleandbustleofthestoresshopscrashowsactivitiesandnightlifeaswellasparticipateinalloftherecreationthestateslargestinlandlakehastooer.Alloftheseandmanyothersidetripsarejustminutesaway.Wearehoweverfarenoughfromtowntooeryouaquietandpeacefulcampsiteamidstaverywoodedrusticsetting.Weareproudtohaveproducedthistourismmagazine.Call989-356-0834or1-866-878-2096andseewhatwecandoforyouwww.modelprintingservice.com46 eRoscommonCountyBlodgettMemorialAirportHTLislocatedattheheartofRoscom-monCountyinbeautifulnorthernMichiganontheeastshoreofthelargestinlandlakeinMichi-ganHoughtonLake.ispublicairportboastsfuelservicetie-downserviceandrepairservicewithCornerstoneAircraMaintenancelocatedonairportgrounds.Localrestaurantsandlodgingfa-cilitiesarewithineasycommuteandacourtesyve-hicleisavailable.Airplaneridesareavailable.isisagreatwaytoseethenaturalbeautydiversityofRoscommonCountyourthreegreatlakesandthesurroundingareas.Formoreinformationvisitwww.roscommoncounty.netandlookforAirportundertheCountyDepartmentsheader.St.HelenAirportisairporthastwosodrunwaysnorthandsouthandeastandwest2600feet.SeeandbeseenairportopenMay-December.ClosedforJulyre-works.FormoreinformationcallRicheldTown-shipat989-389-4994.HoughtonLakeStateAirportContactChrisAmbrose616-540-1324Cell989-422-7947HomeorRoscommonTownship989-422-4116eairporthasonelargehangar.ereareprivatelyownedhangarsandhangarscanbebuilt.2750-footsodrunwaycanaccomodateuptolighttwinengines.Openallyearroundhoweverbesttocalltomakesurerunwayisclearinwintermonthsornottoosoandwetsomeweeksinthespringandfall.Seeandbeseenairport.Unicomfrequency122.9AirportsDAWNPATROLFLYIN47 RoscommonAreaHistoricalSocietyeRoscommonAreaHistoricalSocietypreservesandprotectsartifactsandarchivesfromtheRoscom-monandHigginsLakeareas.esocietymaintainsitsmuseuminthe1880sbuiltGallimoreHousethatoperatedasaboardinghousefrom1904-1931.eroomsarefurnishedinperiodstyleandexhibitsdepictthehistoryofthearea.RichardsonSchoolHouseservedthecommunityfrom1914-1955andnowdisplaysaninteriorsettingwithmanyartifactsfromRoscommonandsurroundingareas.esocietyscollectionsincludelocalartifactsfrom1890forwardincludingaparlororganandoldphono-graphplayer.ArchivesconcentrateonHigginsLakeandRoscommonareasandincludespicturesandledgerbooksdatedasearlyasthe1890smapsseveralwrittenpersonalmemoirsand49oralhis-torytapes.eyarelocatedat404LakeStreetM18Roscommon.Admissionisfree.emuseumisopen1200400p.m.FridaysandSaturdaysMemorialDaySeptember30th.RoscommonHistoricModelTrainClubMembersmodelmanyscalesofrailroads.erearecur-rentlydisplaysofNH.O.SOandGscaletrainsintheclub-house.e1.5scaleride-ontracklayoutgardenrailwayislocatednexttotheAuSableRiverCenter.erearethreeseparatetracksalongwithmanybuildingsalargetrestleandatunnel.eyarelocatedat815LakeStreetRoscommon.OpenWednesdaysandSaturdays1000a.m.to300p.m.www.rhmtc.orgHoughtonLakeAreaHistoricalVillageYouwillwanttobringyourcameraalongontheself-guidedtourthattakesyouthroughthis1880seralumberingvillage.Youwillseethedailylifeonafarmalumbercampandthetown.etourwillleadtotheTownHalltheDressShoppasttheCookShacktotheop-eratingGeneralStoreandotherbuildings.YoumaywanttotakeastrollalongtheNatureTrailbeforecontinuingwithyourtour.Feelfreetopackalunchandenjoythecoveredpicnicarea.Formoreinforma-tionontheVillageandvillageDaysinAugustcheckourwebsiteatwww.houghtonlakehistorv.com.eVillageisopenMemorialDayweekendthruLaborDayweekendFridaySaturday1200-400Reser-vationsGroupTourscall989366-9124.HoughtonLakeHistoricalPlayhouseisrusticplayhousewhichwasbuiltin1927hasbeenfullyrestoredandhas6000squarefeetofwoodendanceoorandabaratwhichyoucanpurchasealcoholicandnon-alcoholicbeverages.ePlayhousemayberentedforweddingsdancesfamilyreunionsandmanyotherevents.Pleasecall989422-6393forfurtherinformationortobookanevent.intheRoscommonareaHistoricalSitesMuseumsHistoryinactionCarshowattheMooseLodgeHoughtonLakeHistoricalVillage48 WellingtonFarmUSAWhereitsalways1932YouropportunitytovisittheGreatDepression.Yourvisitbacktotheyearof1932willbeginatthewellstockedVisitorCenter.Amishfarmbakedpiesjamsandjellieshandmadewoodentoysbooksandgiitemsaretastefullydisplayedforyourbrowsing.Asyouleavethroughthebackdoorofthestoreashuttlewillbewaitingtotransportyoubacktothehistoriccomplex.AlongthewayyouwillexperiencesomeofthehistoryofthecommunityofWellingtonandviewsomeofthefarmingoperationsthatarecurrentlygoingon.VisittheStittsvilleChurchthefullyoperationalsummerkitchenblacksmithshopbroomshopsawmillgristmillsteamenginesandmore.Youarefreetoroamaboutthefarmatyourleisurere-lookingatsomeofthebuildingstalkingwithsomeofthedemonstratorswhomaybepresentorhikingoneoftheNatureTrails.Besuretoridethroughthebeechmapleforest.YouwillalsohaveanopportunitytoviewourMain-stagewheremusicalprogramsandstorytellersarepresentedthroughouttheseason.Top-oyourtourwithavisittoourMuseumwhereyouwillhaveanopportunitytoviewvariousplowswhichwereusedtofarmNorthernMichiganyearsago.WhenyouleaveWellingtonFarmUSAyouwillndthatyourlifehasbeenenhancedandyourknowl-edgeofanotherplaceandtimehasbeengreatlyexpanded.eParkisopenfrom900a.m.-500p.m.FridaySaturdaySundayMondaythruursdaybyappointment.Call989-348-5187orgotowww.wellingtonfarmpark.orgeParkislocatedat6944S.MilitaryRoadinGrayling.TheCivilianConservationCorpsMuseumCCCdocumentstheeortstoputAmericansbacktoworkduringtheGreatDepression.eCCCenrolledmorethan100000youngMichiganmentoperformavarietyofaconservationandreforestationeorts.Between1933and1942theMichiganCCCplanted484milliontreesspent140000daysghtingforestresandconstructed7000milesoftrucktrails504bridgesand222buildings.eDNRstateparksystemstillcarriesmanyexamplesoftheirworkstillinusetoday.eCivilianConservationCorpsMuseumislocatedatNorthHigginsLakeStateParknearRoscommon15milessouthofGraylingalongRoscommonRoad.ExitfromI-75orU.S.127.AdmissiontotheCCCMuseumisfree.AMichiganStateParksRecreationPassportisrequiredforentrytothepark.Formoreinformationgotowww.michigan.govcccmuseum.AuSableRiverCentereCenterisopenSaturdayMemorialDaythroughOctoberfrom10a.m.to3p.m.orbyappointmentbycalling989-275-5826or989-275-5349.Admis-sionisfree.LocatedjusttwoblocksfromthefamedSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiverindowntownRoscommontheAuSableRiverCenterishometoawidevarietyofriver-relatedartandartifacts.Canoesfromdierenterasareondisplayalsorelicsfromthelumberingdaysandhuntingandshinggear.WealsohavecanoesofVerlenKrugersalongwithhistripequipmentdiariesandawardseUpperAuSableWaterQualitymonitoringrecordsModelTrainClubVillageofRoscommonlayoutFlyshingequipmentexhibitWeyerhauserMarathonCanoeRacerecordsandmoreeCenterislocatedat211N.MainStreetinRoscommon.www.ausablerivercenter.orgPlantingTreesHistoricPhotoofCCCinMichiganintheRoscommonareaHistoricalSitesMuseums49 RoscommonCountyhastobeoneofMotherNaturesfavoriteplacesandwearesureitwillbeyours.enaturalattractionsrangefromitswoodsandwatersscenicroutesandpathwaystoitsabundantwildlife.ereareroughly258000acresofforestlandinRoscommonCountyandanadditional37400acresofwaterand75700ofnon-forestland.RedPineNaturalArea-EightmilesnorthofSt.HelenviaF-97andSunsetRoadhas1.5milesthatcanbehikedbikedandskied.isisalsoaninter-pretivefoottrail.ARecreationPassportisrequired.MorelMushrooms-Usuallymorelsarefoundinforestsandareaswithscatteredtrees.Beech-mapleoroakforestswithavarietyofspringwildowersandwildleeksgrowingontheforestooraregoodlocationsformorels.Forestswhereaspenashtulippoplarorelmsarepresentmayyieldlargecrops.MayisMorelmonthinRoscommonCounty.MargaretGahaganPreserve-is10acresofpropertyandcabinhomewasdonatedbyMargueriteGahaganwhowhenmovingtotheRoscommonareadevelopedahavenforwildanimalsthatshecalledherlittlepeople.epropertyconsistsofmaturewhiteandredpineforestsandcedarswamp.AsmallstreamformsonthepropertywhichbecomesTankCreek.ePreserveisopentothepublicfromdawnuntildusk.TakeM18toSouthlineRd.turnwestuntoPreserveRd.989275-3217.KirtlandWarblerArea-esehighlyendangeredbirdscreateabeautifulmelodyastheynestintheJackPinewoodsofRoscommonCounty.ereareonlyabout3000ofthesebirdsleontheearthwithamajorityofthemcomingtothisareaeachsummer.eyreturntotheJackPinewoodsinthisareabecauseitistheonlyplaceintheworldtheyndthecombinationofsandysoilssmallgrassyopeningsandyoungjackpinetreesthattheyneedtobreedsuccessfully.esebirdscanbeviewedprimar-ilyinthenorthernpartofthecountyintheareasurround-ingKirtlandCommunityCollege.ObservationDeckOld27-LocatedonHoughtonLakesFlatsalongOld27expresswaythiswildliferestorationprojectprovidesareplacementhomeforwaterfowlandotherwetlandspecieswhichonceabandonedtheareamarshlandsbeforesettlementsweremajorassistancesinmanagingthisvitalre-sourcearea.LansingRoad-DedicatedasaNaturalBeautyRoadthisgravelroadisbetweenM-18andCountyRoad100justabout12minutesnorthofPrudenvillecontainingalargetractofnaturalwhitebirchwhichisbelievedtobethelargestinMichiganthislargetractoflandistraversedbythequietlyowingCutRiver.AsmallbridgeonLansingRoadallowsshingalongtheCutRiver.NorthHigginsLakeStatePark-Locatedonwhatwasoncetheworldslargestseedlingnursery.Withavarietyoftreesplantsbirdsandanimalspeciesthesefeaturesmaketheparkattractiveforoutdooractivities.Locatedat11252N.HigginsLakeDr.eastofRoscommon.989821-6125.ARecreationPassportisrequired.NaturalAttractions50 MarlLake-eMarlLakeportionoftheSouthHig-ginsStateParkisabout700acresereisasmallboatlaunchandvaulttoilets.Itisaquietnon-motorizedlakeelectricmotorsonly.isareaisalsotheparkingareaandtrailheadforthevemilehikingtrailalongandaroundthewestandsouthshoresofMarlLake.eMarlLakeuplandisforestedwithoakmapleandpinepredominatingwithsomewhitebirchashandotherspeciesmixedin.MarlLakeoersagoodopportunitytoviewbaldeagles.AprilandJunearethebestmonthsforthissinceeaglesnestnearbyandspendconsiderabletimeshinginthisshallowlake.ItisanexcellentplacetoviewmigratingwaterfowlinAprilandMay.ARecreationPassportisrequired.FallFoliageatMarlLakeMichiganStateReptileePaintedTurtleLadySlippersNaturalAttractionsTheCutRiveratributaryofBackusCreekconnectsHoughtonLakewith238-acreMarlLakeand9600-acreHigginsLake.edistancebetweenHoughtonandHigginslakesisabout10streammiles.TripsontheCutRiverareashortoatonaquietriverthroughawildernessareawithalargenaturalstandofwhitebirch.TheSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiverisworldrenownedforcanoeingkayakingandtubing.ItowsnorthwardoutofSt.HelentoRoscommonissectionisoatableonlyatcertaintimesoftheyear.OutofRoscommontheAuSableRiverowsnorthandeastthroughtheGeorgeMasonWilder-nessRetreat.erearenohomesorroadsinthe3500acresbetweenChaseBridgeandSmithBridgethisstretchoftheriverispreservedasawilderness.Heretheriversdepthrangesfromonetofourfeeafewplacesaredeeper.Amoderatecurrentwilltakeyousteadilydownstream.eRoscommonCanoeLiveriescanhelpyouplantripsfrom1-4hourstoovernighttrips.MuskegonRiverowssouthandwestfromHough-tonLakeintothebackwatersoftheReedsburgDam.Fromtheretherivermeandersthroughmilesofunspoiledwildernessowingoverabedofsandatapproximately3-4milesperhour.AlongtheriveryouwilltravelthroughtheHoughtonLakeWildlifeResearchAreawheretheMuskegonRivertakesyouthroughsomeastoundingnaturalareas.ReedsburgDamoodingisoneofthelargestman-agedwetlandsinthenorthernLowerPeninsula.eoodingisusuallyteemingwithwildlifeandwithashorttripupstreaminanon-motorizedboatyoucanexplorethe30000-acreDeadStreamSwampthelargestsemi-wildernessareaintheLowerPeninsula.ereisasmallboatlaunch.51 WePracticetheHealingArtsMidMichiganHealthParkHoughtonLake9249W.LakeCityRoadM-55HoughtonLake989422-5122MidMichiganUrgentCareHoughtonLake9249W.LakeCityRoadHoughtonLake989422-2181School-BasedHealthCenterHoughtonLake989366-2061MidMichiganMedicalOfcesRoscommon135LakeStreetRoscommon989275-8931School-BasedHealthCenterRoscommon989275-66586CleanRemodeled12BedroomCabinsontheShoreofBeautifulHoughtonLakeBBQGrillsPicnicTablesCableTVWi-FiFullyEquippedKitchenSandyBeachfrontFishCleaningHouseBoatDockSpaceOpenYearRoundDailyWeeklyRentalGreatPlaceforGatheringwithFamilyFriendsHostsDaleSandyBirch989422-3232248850-2971www.beerdayscabins.com6330W.HoughtonLakeDr.HoughtonLakeMI48629BETTERDAYSCABINSCovringAllofRoscommonCountyReAdTheHoughtonLakePublisherofSeasonsMagazineYourguidetoRoscommonCountyinprintandonline.989366-5341www.houghtonlakrsortr.com52 MemorialDayArtsCraftShow-HeldontheHoughtonLakeHighSchoolgroundsandintheHoughtonLakeMiddleSchoolGymthisshowisheldthefourthSaturdayofMay.isshowisorga-nizedbytheNorthCentralArtsCouncil989389-4500andtheHoughtonLakeArtsCraAssoc.989366-8511.Livemusicalentertainmentfacepaintinguniqueandinterestingartscras.Admissionisfree.JulyFourthWeekend-HeldattheHoughtonLakeMiddleSchoolthisshowisheldontherstweekendofJuly.isshowisorganizedbytheHoughtonLakeArtsCraAssoc.989366-8511TheVillageofRoscommonfeaturesanArtsFestivalandCraftShowinJuly-FormerlyknownasArtIntheParkthiseventisusuallythesecondSaturdayinJulyonthegroundsoftheCRAFcenterinRoscommon.isdaylongartshowincludesajuriedartshowthathasbothlocalart-istsaswellasartistsfromalloverthestate.eartthatisshownandsoldatthiseventcoversavarietyofstylessuchasnaturalartandphotographyoilpaintingswatercolorspenandinkdrawingschalkworkandsomuchmore.Visitorsmaybrowseamongboothsoeringsuchitemsasbasketsjewelrywoodprojectsandhand-sewngoods.ContacttheHigginsLake-RoscommonChamberofCommerce989275-8760.LaborDayWeekend-HeldontheHoughtonLakeHighSchoolgroundsandintheHoughtonLakeMiddleSchoolGymthisshowisheldontherstweekendinSeptember.isshowisorganizedbytheNorthCentralArtsCouncil989389-4500andtheHoughtonLakeArtsCraAssoc.989366-8511.Admissionisfree.ChristmasShow-HeldintheHoughtonLakeMiddleSchoolGymthisshowisheldonthesecondSatur-dayofNovemberfrom9amto4PM.PutonbytheHoughtonLakeArtsCrasAssociationrefresh-mentsareavailable.Likethenamesuggeststheen-tireshowisaroundtheChristmastheme.Formoreinformationcall989366-8511.ThanksgivingWeekend-HeldintheHoughtonLakeMiddleSchoolGymthisshowisheldonthelastweekendofNovember.PutonbytheNorthCentralArtsCouncil989389-4500.RoscommonAnnualChristmasintheVillage-HeldontherstSaturdayinDecemberwithacommunityconcertChristmasTreelightingparadeandanartsandcrashowattheCRAFCenter.989275-5829.ArtsCultureWatchforupcomingQuiltTrailintheRoscommonareaRoscommonArtsFestival53 Whilerelaxingyoucanvisitourcraandquiltingshops.Enjoybeingcreative.erearemorethanadozenseasonalshopsfeaturingMadeinMichiganandLocally-madeinRoscommonitems.Makeitatreasurehunttondourglassblowerbeadmakersjewelryartisanscup-cakeladiesandotherfoodandcollectiblesasyouexploretheshopsaroundthelakes.Arnies-Locatedat3741WHoughtonLakeDr.inHoughtonLakethisblocklongcrastorefeaturesartsuppliesscrapbookingknittingandcrasuppliesforanyproject.SuzesStitichinQuiltShop-Oersquiltsfabricpatchworkartavarietyofquiltinggisandquiltingsupplies.Locatedat6230W.HoughtonLakeDr.A.J.Quilting-Inadditiontoquiltingsuppliesthisstorealsohasagishopthathasbodylotionssoycandlesjewelryscarvesandmore.Locatedat4532W.HoughtonLakeDr.inHoughtonLake.FarmerMarkets-Manyhomemadedelicaciesappeareachweekalongwithlocally-grownorgrowninMichiganproduce.eHoughtonLakeFarmMar-ketisopenonFridaysinfrontoftheHoughtonLakePlayhouse.eRoscommonFarmMarketisopenonSaturdaysattheAuSableRiverCenter.RoscommonAreaDistrictLibrary-islocatedat241E.FederalHwy.inRoscommonoersprogramsachildrensbookareaeducationalandactivitiesforallagescomputercenterandmore989281-1305.VisittheLyonTownshipBranchLibraryat7851WestHigginsLakeDr.inHigginsLake.989821-9111www.roscommonlibrary.orgintheRoscommonCountyareaArtsCultureWBRMCisaleaderindiagnosticimagingandoersthefollowingservicesGeneralRadiographyincludingUrographyFluoroscopyMyelographyUltrasoundObstetricalAbdominalPelvicSmallPartsandallPeripheralVascularStudiesincludingVenousandArterialCarotidDoppler40-and64-sliceCTscanningMRIMRABoneDensitometryDigitalMammographyCardiacCatheterizationSpecialProceduresAngiographyBiopsiesLocalizationsDrainagesNuclearMedicineNMCardiacStressTestingPETCTScanningCoronaryCTAHeartPeripheralStenting2463S.M-30WestBranch989-345-3660www.wbrmc.comTheKnowledgetoHealEmergencyservices24hoursaday365daysayear54 HoughtonLakePublicLibrary-Hostschildrenac-tivitiesincludingstoryhoursandasummerreadingprogramalargecomputerareaforbothadultsandchildrenandoutsideactivitiesthatoccuroccasion-allycontactthelibraryforevents.Meetingroomsareavailableaswellasabookdiscussiongroupandareadingloungearea.eloanofbooksanduseoffacilitiesareavailabletonon-residents.Locatedat4431WHoughtonLkDr.inHoughtonLake989366-9230RicheldTownshipPublicLibrary-Locatedat1410NSt.HelenRdinSt.Helen.eycanbereachedat989389-7630.KirtlandCommunityCollegeLibrary-Containinganartgallerythislibraryoerscollegelevelmaterialpapersjournalsreferencebookswithaninterlibraryloanavailableallopentothepublic.eirsummerhoursarefrom8amto430pmandduringtheschoolyeartheyareopenMon-daythruursday8amto8pmandFriday8amto430pm.LocatedonthecampusofKirtlandCommunityCollegetheycanbereachedat989275-5000atextension235.Agoodmoviealiveperformanceandlivebandscanbeenjoyedmostweekends.CheckthelocalpapersfordiningestablishmentsfeaturinglivebandsseecurrentmoviesatourhistoricmovietheaterorcatchaperformanceattheKirtlandCenterforPerformingArts.KirtlandCenterforthePerformingArts-Locatedat10775N.St.HelenRoadonthecampusofKirtlandCommunityCollege.istheatreoersvisitorsthechancetoseemanydierenttypesofentertainmentshowsthatrangefromballetandmoderndancetobigbandorchestralfolkcoun-tryethnic50s60smusic.Contacttheticketoceat989275-6777forschedulesandperformancesScheduleofperformancescanbefoundonwww.kirtland.edukcpaPinesTheatre-is450-seatLogCabinChaletwasdesignedbyC.HowardCranetolooklikeahunterscabin.Originallyopenedin1941byW.J.OlsonwhoownedmanytheatersinMichiganatthetimethePinesfeatures40-footcathedrallogceilingsaparquetwoodoorandalargecollectionoftrophygameanimals.Locatedat4673W.HoughtonLakeDrive.ArtsCraftsShowScheduleMemorialWeekendShowHLHighSchoolGroundsLaborDayWeekendShowHLHighSchoolGroundsNorthCentralArtsCouncilsCraftShowsareheldinapark-likesettingeastoftheHoughtonLakePublicLibraryInterestedinparticipatinginourshowsNorthCentralArtsCouncilP.O.Box145PrudenvilleMI48651989389-4500msg.phone989236-7247emailncacraftyahoo.comJulySummerShowHLHighSchoolGroundsintheRoscommonCountyareaArtsCulture55 Open7DaysaWeek3942W.HoughtonLk.Dr.HoughtonLakeMI989366-5254LunchesandDinnersOpenYearRoundBurgersSandwichesSteaksRibsChickenFishFeaturingBestRibsWingsinNorthernMichiganAllFoodMadefromScratchCookedtoOrderFamilyRestaurantandLoungeOver30MealsUNDER10FoodSpiritsServingFrom11amMon-SatOpenatNoonSunFULLMENUSERVEDTake-OutOrdersWelcomeWalkinHumidorGlassPipesHookahsLargestSelectionofSmokingParaphernaliaCarryOver100DierentHand-RolledCigarsDailyHappyHour1pm-5pmSunday-FridayDomesticBottleBeerWellDrinksOpen9amMon-Sat10amSun3087W.HoughtonLakeDrivePhone989-366-7772northernmichtobaccolive.comLookForUsonFacebookNorthernMichiganTobaccoForMailOrdersCall989-366-777256 RoscommonCountyisagreatplacetoseebirdsforeitherthecasualbird-watcherorseriousbirder.ecountyof-fersavarietyofhabitatsincludinglargelakesmixedforestseldsandwetlandsinwhich235specieshavebeendocu-mentedasoftheendof2012.Birdingisgoodanytimeofyear.Birdsaremostactiveinthespringestablishinganddefendingnestingterritories.eirsongsbesidesbeautifultohearhelptheeyesndthebird.ScanningeitherHigginsorHoughtonLakedur-ingSpringorFallmigrationisgoodforwaterfowlandgulls.ebiggerHoughtonorHigginsLaketakeslongertofreezeover.eopenwatercanat-tractrarebirdssuchaLittleGullseenonHigginsLakeinDecember2012.eHoughtonLakeFlatsalongOld27betweenM55andCountyRoad300isjustonehotspotinthecountywhereanicevarietyofspeciescanbeobserved.AhandicappedaccessibleGazeboprovidesgoodviewsofthiswetland.Ospreyresidehereandcanbeobservednesting.BaldEagleanicevarietyofwaterfowlandsev-eralsongbirdscanbeseenheretoo.LessthanamilenorthoftheGazebopulloontheshoulderofOld27andwatchGreatBlueHeronsattheirrookery.InMarchaGreatHornedOwlhasbeenknowntostealaheronnestforherown.LookcarefullyateachnestandyoumightseethetopofanOwlsheadlookingoutovertheedge.erearemanybackroadsandtrailsthatwillyieldanimpressivelistofsong-birdstoseeandhear.emorningforestsarealivewiththesongsofeasilyfoundnestingspeciesincludingPileatedWoodpeckerHermitrushPineWarblerOvenbirdBrownrasherandmore.Withalittlemoreworkandsearchingyoumighthearthestun-ninglybeautifulsongofawinterwren.Bestbirdingisatrstlightandcontinuesnicelythereaerthroughthemorning.erearemanyotherbird-ingopportunitiesinthecoun-ty.Grabyourbinocularsandfavoriteeldguidetoenjoy.BirdingPhotobyGregBodkerYellowBelliedSapsuckerNorthernParulaWarblerPhotobyGregBodkerPhotobyGregBodkerWinterWrenOspreyKirtlandsWarblerGreatBlueHeron57 MakingFamilyMemoriesSummertimeFunMichiganFiremensMemorialFestivalParadeCreatingfamilymemorieseventhefamilypetcangetinonthefunZeublersPowWowRoscommonRiverFestPhotobyKirstaTacey-CaterHoughtonLakeResorterHoughtonLakeResorter.com.Go-KartsMini-GolfGamesandMorewww.lakelandrecreation.cominfolakelandrecreation.comOpenDaily10a-10pMemorialDaythruLaborDayWeekendOutstandingAgentsOutstandingResults1inMarketShareinRoscommonCounty1insalesfor7consecutiveyearsLocallyownedoperatedandmanagedforover35years.HigginsLakeOce989.821.6208800.944.3559HoughtonLakeOce989.366.8740877.366.8740BasedoninformationfromthePaulBunyanMLSInc.takeninwholeorinpartfromthePaulBunyanMLSdatabasefortheperiod2006through2012www.higginslakeinfo.comwww.houghtonlakeinfo.comofHigginsLake58 Family-orientedfunforkidsandtheyoung-at-heartisprovidedinRoscom-monCounty.Youcanbumpyourwaytofuninbumpercarsspeedaroundthetrackingo-cartsimproveyourskillsatbattingcagesandenjoyarcadegamesandpooltables.Animalswaterslidesandahauntedhousewillkeepyourfam-ilyentertainedforhours.TheFunlandAmusementParkhaswaterslidesatokenarcadebattingcagesgo-cartsharnesstram-polinesmallridesandwaterboats.Locatedat6329W.HoughtonLakeDr.inHoughtonLaketheycanbecontactedformoreinformationat989422-5204.LakelandRecreationoersminiaturegolfahauntedhousego-kartsbattingcagesbumpercarsmoon-walkpowerwheels3-6yearsandboats.eyhaveanarcadepooltablesandfoosball.LocatedonM-55inHoughtonLaketheycanbecontactedat989422-3576.Testyourputt-puttskillsatanyofourputt-puttcoursesbesidestheonesintheamusementparks.Putt-R-Golf-1036WestBranchRoadPrudenville989366-5629.AdventureIsland-1371W.HoughtonLakeDr.inPrudenville.PiratesCove-1256W.WestBranchRoadPrudenville989366-4137.KirtlandCommunityCollegehasadiscgolfcourselocatedat10755NorthSt.HelenRd.989275-5000.CindyLousZoo-LocatedinRoscommonMichiganon20scenicacres.OurZoofeaturesdomesticandexoticanimalsfromaroundtheworldforyourfam-ilysenjoyment.VisitwithShaggytheScottishHigh-landSteerorCricketttheWhiteTailedbuck.erearemorethan100animalsthatcallCindyLousZoohomeandmostaretameenoughtopetandfeedbyhand.egoalatCindyLousZooistooerfriendlyhappyanimalsforyouandyourfamilytovisitwithandlearnabout.CindyLousZooisahavenfortheanimalsinourcare.eyareoeredthebestindietandcareinordertoletthemlivealonghappylifeatourZoo.Visitwiththeanimalsandshowthemtherespectthattheydeserveandtheywillbeyourfriendsastheyhavebeenforyearstocome.Locatedat6327N.M-18Roscommon512milesEastofDowntownRoscommononNorthM-18.989-275-4500emailtheZooatclzoo2003yahoo.comorgotowww.cindylouszoo.comSummertimeFunFamilyAmusement59 60 MICHIGANAUTONOFAULTINANUTSHELLBYBAUCHANLAWOFFICESP.C.AllcallsareFREE.Call989-366-5361anytimeaboutanythingfromanywhere.Servicesince1971throughoutMichigantheU.S.A.fromHoughtonLakeMI.YoucanBOTHsueatfaultpersonforpainsueringetc.andalsogetALLtheseNoFaultNFbenetsifanyvehicleinvolvedwheninjuredevenifyoudontownavehicle.1.UnlimitedLifetimeAllowableMedicalExpenses.IncludesIRSbusinessmileageandpay-ingpeopletotakeyoutodoctorshospitalsetc.ifyouneedadriver.2.WorkLossforalllostincomefor3yearsaertheaccidentevenifyouwereunemployedattimeofaccident.Youget85ofexpectedgrossincometaxfreeregardlessofyourincomeatorbeforetheaccidentYouevengetpayincreaseswhilecollectingnofaultifyouwouldhaveincreaseslikepayraisesbonusespromotionsbetterjobsbutforbeinginjured3.ReplacementServicesfor3yearsat20perdaytopayotherstodochoreslikecookingcleaninglaundrylawnmowingdriveshovelingetc.ifinjuriespreventyourdoingthem.4.Penaltyinterestof12onbenetsnotpaidwithin30daysaeryoubillinsurer.5.JudgmentinterestfromwhenyousueNoFaultinsurertocollect.Whenaddedto12Pen-altyInterestyoumaycollectmorethan15interestonoverduebenets.6.ActualCostsAttorneyFeestosueNoFaultinsurersunreasonablydenyingbenets.EveryoneiscoveredeveniftheyhavenoinsuredvehicleALLMichiganvehicleinsurancepoliciessince1973includeNo-FaultcoveragepoliciescallitPersonalInjuryProtectionInsuranceorPIPandevenPLPDpolicieshaveitYoucanalsosuepersonsatfaultforpainsueringitemsnotcoveredbyNoFaultNo-FaultbenetsaredueALLpersonsinjuredinvolvingamotorvehicleevenjustfallingenteringorexitingorfallingovehicleeveniftheydontownavehicleEveninjuriesfromjackingupavehiclefortirechangespushingoutofsnowbanksqualifyforbenetsMichiganresidentsgetNoFaultfromaccidentsinall50statesCanadaNon-residentsin-juredinMichiganelsewhereinvolvingMichigandriversorvehiclesdotooeNo-Faultlawlistspriorityofinsurerstopaybenetsdependingonthefacts.Usuallyitsyourownorthatofarelativewithwhomyoulivebutitsyouremployersinsurerifoccupyingtheirvehiclewhenhurt.YoudontgetNo-Faultbenetsifyouruninsuredvehicleisinvolvedsoneverdriveun-insured.IfyouexhausttheprioritylistwithoutidentifyinganinsurertheMichiganAssignedClaimsPlanordersaninsurertopaybenetsasifyouboughttheirpolicyYoumustgiveinsur-ersnoticeofclaimwithin1yearcanonlycollectback1yearfromlingsuit.YouandyouremployershouldalwaysbuytheseinallvehicleinsuranceA.UNINSUREDmotoristcoveragesoifinjuredbyuninsuredorhitandrundriveryoucancollectpainandsueringfromyourowninsurerinadditiontoNo-Faultbenets.B.UNDERINSUREDmotoristcoveragesoifyoureinjuredworth200000bypersonwith20000policyyouget180000fromyourowninsurerinadditiontoNoFaultbenets.C.NON-COORDINATEDPIPalsoknownasfullcoveragePIPPersonalInjuryProtectionwhichisNo-FaultsoyoucancollectmedicalexpensesbothfromyourMedicalInsurerNoFaultalsocollectworklossbothfromyourdisabilityinsurerNoFault.FullcoveragePIPcostsabitmorebutiswellworththemoneywhenyouareinjuredbecauseitreducesinsurerargumentsbuildsanancialcushionforwhenNoFaultdeniesbenetsyouneedtosueaNoFaultinsurertocollectNoFaultbenetsowedtoyou.2013BauchanLawOcesP.C.Rev.32713isisgeneralinformationanddoesntcreateanattorneyclientrelationship.61 eHoughtonLakeChamberofCommerceisproudtohosttheannualeventsTip-UpTownUSAandthePumpkinRunClassicCarShowCruise.InadditiontoChamber-hostedeventsyouwillndanarrayofactivitiesthatcanbeenjoyedinanyseason.ewarmweatherenthusiastcanspendthedayonMichiganslargestinlandlakeboatingsh-ingjetskiiingpaddleboardingandmore.Inthewinterwehavethebestgroomedsnowmobiletrailsinthestate.OurORVtrailsystemisguaranteedtopleaseWhenyoucomeothelakeortrailsenjoyamealatoneofourmanyrestaurantsorlounges.FormoreinformationontheHoughtonLakeareapleasecontacttheHoughtonLakeChamberat989-366-5644orvisitusatwww.houghtonlakechamber.net.eHigginsLake-RoscommonChamberofCommercetakesprideinourcommunityspon-soringavarietyofeventsthroughouttheyearforthepurposeofattractingvisitorsandresidentstoourbusinesses.Communityprideisstrong.Comeandenjoyourtrailsystemlakesandrivers.Wehavesomethingforeveryone.Hikingtrailscrosscountryskiinggolfsnowmobilingwatersportsandactivitiesfestivalandevents.PlantovisitpicturesqueRoscommononthebanksoftheSouthBranchoftheAuSableRiverjusttwomilesoI-75atexits239and244.WeareonlyafewshortmileseastofbeautifulHigginsLake.WhethershoppingdiningorjuststrollingtheVillagestreetsthecasualatmosphereprovidesaqualityoflifeenjoyedbybothvisitorsandresidentsalike.eSt.Helenandsurroundingareaistrulyafourseasonvacationland.estateforestsandunspoiledwildernessmakethisareaaparadiseforhikersboaterscampersshermenandORVenthusiastsalongwithfallhuntersandwintersnowmobilers.WehavemilesandmilesofgroomedsnowmobiletrailsplusthenewlybuiltrockclimbforORVs.Wehostseveralcom-munityeventsandfestivalsincludingtheSt.HelenBluegillFestivalnowinits64thyearandtheORVJamboree.WealsohavethebestreworksinnorthernMichigan.FormoreinformationontheSt.HelenareacontacttheSt.HelenChamberofCommerceat989-389-3725oronthewebatwww.sainthelenchamber.net.eRCEDCMissionStatementsayseRoscommonCountyEconomicDevelopmentBoardwillprovidethecoordinatingleadershiptopromoteandencourageeconomicgrowthanddevelopmentwhileenhancingthequalityoflifeinRoscommonCounty.RoscommonCountyislocatedintheheartoftheMichigansLowerPeninsula.WeareeasilyaccessednorthandsouthbyI-75andUS-127andeastandwestbyM-55.Ourwelcomingcommunitiescontributetooursenseofplace.Youareinvitedtoexperienceourfourseasonsandseewhyweareproudtocallthisourhome.FormoreinformationaboutRoscommonCountyvisitwww.opportunityroscommoncounty.org.ROSCOMMONCOUNTYECONOMICDEVELOPMENTCORPORATIONLAKEST.HELENHIGGINSLAKEROSCOMMONHOUGHTONLAKERoscommonCounty62 AFULLSERVICERESORTONBEAUTIFULHOUGHTONLAKEwww.comfortsuiteslakeside.comPhone989-422-4000Fax989-422-4600infocomfortsuiteslakeside.comOnsitefull-servicefamilyrestauranttheLakesideBarandGrilleScreenedinpatiodiningoptionduringMay-SeptemberComplimentaryFullHotBreakfastMeetingandBanquetSpaceComplimentaryMeetingPlanningAssistancebyourprofessionalstaffAudioVisualEquipmentRentalsIndoorWaterpark4NearbyGolfCoursesComplimentaryBoatDockageforguestsComplimentaryHigh-SpeedInternetAccessWirelessInternetAccessPublicAreas24-HourFrontDesk24-HourCoffeeServiceGameRoomFitnessCenterBusinessCenterCompleteEventCateringandServicesRoomServiceLaundryFacilitiesHandicapAccessWake-UpCallsComplimentarySelfParkingFromStorybookFairytaleWeddingstoSeminarsandMeetingsComfortSuitesLakesideResortwelcomestheopportunitytohostyournextspecialevent.63 HoughtonLakeAreaTourismBureauwww.visithoughtonlake.comPOBox1HoughtonLakeMI48629TollFree800676-5330SailSwimGolfPlayYourSummerFunBeginsHereWallytheWalleyeBettytheBassNorthernMichigansLargestFishingContestWin100000incashplusabrandnewSmokerCraftboatfromSpicersBoatCity.CatchanyoneofthemanyspeciallytaggedshlocatedinHoughtonLakeHigginsLakeorLakeSt.HelenbetweenJune12013andMarch152014andwina50gascardIfyouarestayingatoneofourdesignatedhotelsyouwillalsowinabonusprize.BycatchingataggedshyouwillbeautomaticallyenteredintheGrandPrizeDrawingscheduledforApril2014.TheyrenotexactlytheGreatLakesbuttheyresomeprettydarnedgoodones.InfactfolksinthesepartsliketocallthemMichigansOtherGreatLakesHoughtonHigginsandSt.Helen.Funsunandadventureaboundhereamidtherelaxingatmosphereofourquaintrelaxingvillages.EnjoythepristinebeautyandfriendlysurroundingsoftheHoughtonLakeareawhichincludesMichiganslargestinlandlakeatmorethan22000surfaceacresandoffersgreatboatingfunandworld-classwalleyenorthernpikeandbasssh-ing.Andallthatgorgeouswaterissurroundedbyseveralthousandmoreacresofmagnicentstateforest.BesidesenjoyingthewaterandwoodsyoucanhikebikegolfsnowmobileORVhuntboatcanoeandshyourwaytooneofthemostenjoyabletimesyouwilleverhave.WanttorelaxTheareafeaturesamyriadofshoppinganddiningopportunitiestooMDOTCOMMODITYCODE801904672013MODELPRINTINGSERVICEINC.