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YOU SHOULD VISIT... Cheboygan State park
Cheboygan State Park is open year-round for a variety of activities. Elliot Creek flows through the park and is known for its trout. The shallow, clear water at the beach is ideal for children to enjoy splashing around. One of the main focal points of the park is the site of the Cheboygan Point Light. Visitors will find the foundation remains of this once-operating lighthouse. In 1851, the Cheboygan Point Light was originally built on a pier in Lake Huron, but due to rough water and winter ice, it only lasted a few years. In
1859, it was rebuilt on the shore and was in operation until 1930 by the United States Lighthouse Service. It was at this time that the lighthouse and surrounding properties were transferred to the State of Michigan for public park use.
Cheboygan State Park lies along the Huron Shores Heritage Route, featuring 200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron on US-23.
Cheboygan State Park has a system of well-marked trails that provide access to scenic Lake Huron vistas and glimpses of rare wildflowers. Visitors have their choice of lodging, with modern camping, rustic cabins, tepees and a fully furnished modern lodge. A carry-in boat launch is located on Duncan Bay and fishing is available both on the bay and on Elliot Creek.
Take I-75 to exit 326, go east straight through the town of Cheboygan to US-23, continue three miles east of town to the park entrance on the north side of the road.

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