Fayette Historic State Park and Harbor
Find unmatched scenery and take a walk back in time at Fayette Historic State Park. The park is located on the shores of Big Bay de Noc – on Lake Michigan between Snail Shell Harbor and Sand Bay – on the southern side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Visitors will also find a historic townsite, a modern campground, Snail Shell Harbor, a visitor center, a boating access site, a designated swim area and more. The park’s 5 miles of trails offer impressive views from 90-foot limestone cliffs that surround the harbor.
Fayette Historic Townsite represents a once-bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891 at the tip of the Garden Peninsula. Visitors may walk through the well-preserved buildings that have been standing for 150 years and learn about life during the 19th century. There are self-guided and guided tour options (summer months only).
Snail Shell Harbor phone 906-644-2603 or off-season 906-644-2603. Marina: 45° 43’ 18” N 86° 40’ 15” W. The dock features 15 transient slips ranging in size from 1-38ft, 20-45ft and 46-60ft with 30/50AMP electrical pedestals which provide numerous overnight or day-use boating opportunities. WiFi is available. Great Lakes beach safety.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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