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Fayette Historic State Park

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Garden, MI
+1 906-644-2603
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Interesting outdoor exercise

The abandoned town was interesting and the close proximity to the lake was a bonus. There were no... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
UMCGraduate
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Eagan
Really interesting spot

We really enjoyed our visit here. There is a visitor center to visit that shows what the village... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Pam V
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Holland, Michigan
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“lake michigan” (17 reviews)
“ghost town” (30 reviews)
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Garden, MI
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

The abandoned town was interesting and the close proximity to the lake was a bonus. There were no pests or bugs, and this was pretty much an "explore and walk" experience. It was very non-commercial. I could see taking a picnic lunch up here.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here. There is a visitor center to visit that shows what the village looked like in it's prime. Then you walk to the village itself and see some of the buildings that are either original or rebuilt like the real...More

Thank Pam V
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a unappreciated gem in the UP. Families can enjoy the history, views and their own picnic lunch on an inlet of Bay de Noc. So much history! I hope that they continue to restore more of this historical site. By the way...the gift...More

Thank Janine W
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with a car group and what a great drive. I never had any idea this old Town was there. Very interesting history and buildings. I got a kick out of the hotel as rooms were $0.15 cents a night. Almost unbelievable that...More

Thank Gregory T
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Self-guided, but well signed. Our family was in and through many buildings. One can also hike or bike around. A campground with fabulous facilities allows enjoyment of nature as well. I highly recommend as a must-see!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Visited this location before it was a historical Park. Back then you were not able to go into the hotel part. They have redone this so you can now go in the bottom part. The doctors office has a back entrance now. Not accessible with...More

Thank Tammy F
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Real history in a real ghost town. Not that long ago it was a real town with real people doing real living. Now it is a history lesson and one that shouldn't be missed.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful country drive to this area where state park is found. It has a number of old buildings a hotel, store, school house, and homes still standing and being renovated. It is right on the Bay of De Noc. Beautiful beach area to walk with...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This was a surprise visit! We just happened to stop by and I was in love. So much history in this old town. A must see.

Thank Kimberlynn D
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

What a wonderful find! Fayette Historic State Park is a bit out of the way, but well worth it. The park itself has easy hiking trails, picnic spots, and camping, but for us the real fun was seeing the remains of a major 19th century...More

Thank Tracey R
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Debbie H
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.
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LaProfDeFrancais
February 19, 2017|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you check with the Michigan State Park Websitel
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Vern H
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
I just spent 1 night at the campground. Yes, there is a water source to fill up water jugs and no, there are no showers in the campground, only restrooms/toilets. There is a lovely beach by the campground, though. If you... More
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