Fayette Historic State Park and Harbor

4785 II Road,
Garden, MI 49835
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Open Year-Round
Motorcoach Parking
Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891, Fayette offers visitors the unmatched serenity of a Lake Michigan harbor, white dolomite bluffs and verdant forests. This well-preserved museum village recalls a time when it was a noisy, dirty company town with an immigrant population that shared daily hardships, joys, and sorrows. The museum is open annually from mid-May through mid-October.

Three miles of shoreline on Big Bay De Noc. Park amenities include: sixty-one semi-modern campsites, boat camping, fully furnished cottage that sleeps up to ten people, picnicking, beach, playground, fishing, and boat launch. Five miles of hiking trails overlooking town from limestone cliffs. Groomed for cross-country skiing, perfect for the beginner.

A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park.

Snail Shell Harbor phone 906-644-2603 or off-season 906-644-2603. Marina: 45° 43’ 18” N 86° 40’ 15” W
Women walk along a pathway at Fayette Townsite on a beautiful summer day.Fayette TownsiteA carriage on a street in Fayette.Snail Shell Harbor by the town of FayetteFayette State Harbor also known as Snail Shell Harbor
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