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Address: Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Old fishery now a living history museum maintained by the National Park...

Old fishery now a living history museum maintained by the National Park Service.

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IMHO, the VERY best thing you can do when you visit IR. Requires that you take a boat ride on the SANDY to get there - I don't think any of the hiking trails will get you there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

IMHO, the VERY best thing you can do when you visit IR. Requires that you take a boat ride on the SANDY to get there - I don't think any of the hiking trails will get you there. A ranger gives a walking tour around the fishery and the Rock Harbor Lighthouse built in 1855 and now a small museum.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A rare look into what life used to be like on the Island. A volunteer Ranger gave us a tour of what commercial fishing used to be like.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a great boat trip from Rock Harbor. Rolf Peterson at the moose and wolf research center is a DO NOT MISS.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

On day three we took the Sandy six miles east along Rock Harbor to the last fishery on Isle Royale. Volunteers stay at the site and greet you and give you a brief tour. Then you can walk an easy trail a quarter of a mile to the Lighthouse. Go up 63 steps for the view. That said, hope for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Staying at Rock Harbor Lodge from Friday afternoon to Monday, the only activity available was the Edisen Fishery/Rock Harbor Lighthouse. It was a 3 1/2 hour tour and basically nothing else to do in the area, unless you wanted to hiked 5 miles or go boating in 3 ft. waves. About a 20-30 minute boat ride to the Fishery, it's... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The fishery and Light house were alright . What they do not advertise is that a short hike from there is the Wolf and Moose Research facility. It was both fun for my son and educational for all of us.

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Bridgman, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

took the boat tour over to the Edisen Fishery which included a visit to the Wolf/Moose research station run by the Petersons (known globally for their research which spans 50 or so years now). really worthwhile!

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2003

First of all I should note that I first went to Isle Royale in 1972, and visited regularly until 1983. During the early years I knew Pete Edisen quite well. He was then in his 70's and lived in the fishery in the summer with his wife. Subsequently, she passed away-I was on the island when she became ill and... More 

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