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“KNM @ Fayette State Park”

Fayette Historic State Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Garden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Fayette is an authentic ghost town, which has been maintained so that people may visit and see how they lived there. There's lots of buildings to see, but my favorite part was always the walking around. In some areas you can almost forget that there's other people around.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have seen these old company town in textbooks and hear about them, but normally the ones still standing are out west in more arid environments. So to see on in Michigan was a real treat as most of our old boom towns are only marked by an occasional tombstone still standing in an old cemetery somewhere in the middle of the forest. I spent as much time as I could touring the grounds, but there was an exceptionally cold breeze coming off the lake today. I will definitely return in warmer weather to see this on a full tour. One of my favorite stops while in the UP.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Do take the time to drive out to this State Park and visit the abandoned town site. We spent several hours wandering through the buildings and reading all the placards, and learned a great deal about the period and the area.

Well-marked, easy to visit, and a beautiful harbor area that you can boat to if you're so inclined. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

When traveling through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan plan to venture state road #183. Cruise on down to Fayette state park on this back country drive which features views of farming and fishing communities. Enter into one of Michigan"s prize historic state parks and behold the beauty of an iron ore smelting town that flourished in the latter 19 th century. The 100ft cedar covered limestone bluffs border the outter edge of snail harbor presenting a panoramic view of the townsite as you hike one of many park trails. Many of the period structures allow one enter inside to observe and capture a glimpse into Fayette"s past. Whether its a day trip or camping, Fayette will becon and you will yearn to return again!

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a beautiful site on a peninsula in Lake Michigan. Excellent preservation and re-creation of iron ore town from 1800s. We went with our four children ages 3 through 14. All of us enjoyed it, and the ice cream at the Company Store afterwards.

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