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What an amazing place!

We went there on December 29, 2018. The temp was in the 20's but the wind was calm and it was a... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Fruitport, Michigan
Neat place to see.

Really cool place to see, lots of old buildings to view and go in. Beautiful spot on the great... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Teresa H
Mancelona, Michigan
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

We went there on December 29, 2018. The temp was in the 20's but the wind was calm and it was a sunny day. The park is sort of nestled down at the bottom of a hill so it felt much warmer. Being off season,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Really cool place to see, lots of old buildings to view and go in. Beautiful spot on the great Lakes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My first trip to visit Fayette was amazing. The fall colors were gorgeous. The park sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. The buildings were closed for the season but we didn’t care. There as still so much to see and gave us an excuse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ak3250
Reviewed October 14, 2018

My husband and I camped for two nights in the very quiet clean camp grounds here. We also took a walking tour of the historic town of Fayette, which is a must see whether you camp or just drive through the park. We would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Terese_707
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

It is neat seeing the work that has been done on this sight between visits. The last time we went the hotel hadn’t wasn’t open, and now they have restored the office to it’s appearance. Don’t miss the music hall! It is kind of on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank thetheaterdante
Reviewed October 7, 2018

For most people ... an abandoned 19th century industrial site would not be that interesting, but this is one place that is a hidden gem. Fayette State Park has been in the park system since 1959 .... but the history dates back to 1867-1891 as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank trainfan56
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Definitely worth the drive to be able to see a an old town and hear all about the people who lived there and to go into the old houses. The views are amazing too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hidjos
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was our favorite stop along our trip... Even a deer decided to walk through while people were walking around!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Happy-Traveler-MI
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed by the campground. Small, clean, and quiet. The bathroom facility were clean and well kept. The shower facilities were single person that was nice. One of the better state parks I've camped at. No cell service tho. The township was really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank renob88
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Fayette is a picturesque area, a very interesting self guided walking tour, and a window into a real 19th century “company town”. We learned a lot and took a lot of really great pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DGS2002
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September 2, 2018|
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Response from dranke | Reviewed this property |
We didn't actually buy any wood for a fire since it was rainy the night we stayed here but every state park we stayed in on our trip to the UP had firewood for sale, so I would think they did too.
Lee H
May 10, 2018|
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Response from 870daveb | Reviewed this property |
The park is open year round, but the museum might not be open until a week later than May 11. There is no elevator; just a paved and then gravel path that is navigatable by wheelchair (I’ve done it), but is steep enough to... More
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Pam V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It is mostly outdoors and the u.p. gets a lot of snow. Not many tourist spots would be open in winter.