Hemlock Cathedral - Michigan

hemlock treesBetween the Terrific Towns of Manistique and Gladstone is a rare treasure in an area full of natural beauty.  Leave U.S. 2 and take County road 513 south onto the Stonington Peninsula.  Travel about 7 miles to the Little Bay de Noc Recreation Area.  Take the Maywood History Trail and you will reach an area called the Hemlock Cathedral.

This stand of Hemlock trees survived the lumber boom at the turn of the last century and you can enjoy these 300 year old trees today. The trail in is only a half mile or so and the quiet and sense of wonder will stay with you long after you leave. The name Maywood Trail dates from the 1800's when this stand was first dubbed The Hemlock Cathedral. This wonderful site is just a short drive from the Terrific Towns of Escanaba, Gladstone and Manistique. Be sure to check with them for seasonal hours and other getaways.