Fayette Historic State Park

Loreen Niewenhuis highlights a unique part of Michigan history by detailing a great Michigan state park, where nature and industry collided along the limestone cliffs of the UP.

While most of Michigan’s lakeshore parks preserve a slice of wilderness, Fayette Historic State Park contains a slice of 19th-century life along with evidence and artifacts of the Chippewa tribes that inhabited the area long before iron ore was ever extracted from the heart of the mountains. Continue reading