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Thompsons Harbor - Presque Isle Blueway

Many bays and points, two quarries, two lighthouses and a false island.
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Route:  FALSE PRESQUE ISLE HARBOR TO PRESQUE ISLE HARBOR

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Distance: 11 Miles

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Access Sites:  03-2  & 03-03

Shoreline Land Use: Stoneport quarry, low density waterfront residential, wetlands and conifer forests.

Points of Interest: Stoneport operation includes docking for Great Lakes ships

Rest Stops: There are no rest stops, since all of the property is in private ownership.

Hazards & Cautions: Great Lake Ships around Calcite Bay and recreation boat traffic at the Presque Isle Marina.

Comments: There are numerous small bays and points. Ship wrecks can be found in shallow waters near Albany Point.

                                                                                               

Route:  PRESQUE ISLE HARBOR TO THOMPSON'S HARBOR SP (GRAND LAKE OUTLET)        

Distance: 8 Miles     

Access Sites:  03-03 & 03-08

Shoreline Land Use: Mostly public with residential development on Presque Isle and North Bay

Points of Interest: Old Presque Isle Lighthouse and New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Thompson's Harbor State Park, sand dunes, cobble beaches, coastal wetlands and conifer forests

Rest Stops: There are three rest stops on the Presque Peninsula. Access site 03-06 has vehicle access to the waters edge and provides an alternate launch or take out site.

Hazards & Cautions: Recreational boat traffic in Presque Isle Harbor. North Bay is shallow.

Comments: Opportunities for viewing Great Lakes Freighters as they round the peninsula.

 

Route:  THOMPSON'S HARBOR STATE PARK TO ROGERS CITY

Distance: 13.5 Miles

Access Sites:  03-08 & 03-11          

Shoreline Land Use: Undeveloped, public within State Park. However, most of the shoreline is privately owned. The land use is industrial around Clacite Harbor.       

Points of Interest: Observatory Point, coastal wetlands, limestone quarry operation and Great Lakes freighters.

Rest Stops: There are no rest stops between Thompson's Harbor and Rogers City.

Hazards & Cautions: Great Lakes freighters out of Calcite Harbor and recreation boat traffic out of Rogers City Marina. During peak salmon and trout fishing tournaments boat traffic can be heavy.

Comments: This is a remote paddle along miles of undeveloped coastline. With no official rest stops, the route is very challenging.

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