Featured Business: Northwoods Resort


Northwoods Resort, located in AuTrain, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, known for being a 4-season vacation destination. Family owned and operated for many years, the resort has become a favorite for those visiting Alger county coming back year after year–cultivating memories for generations. Northwoods Resort and their Canoe and Kayak Rentals is a popular destination for summer guests seeking rest, relaxation and all that Alger county has to offer. Winter and fall enthusiasts take advantage of the resort’s accessibility and well-known superior and well-maintained trail conditions for ATV and snowmobiling. AuTrain, located in Alger County, has a population of just over 1,000 township residents and is located just south of M-28, the U.P.’s main northeast/west route on the shores of Lake Superior. Munising is just 15 minutes east and is home to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island National Recreation Area and Hiawatha National Forest. Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises provides a narrated cruise to view the historic rock formations, or for those more adventurous guests who desire an “on the water” experience, Uncle Ducky Kayak Tours offers a host of daily paddle trips.

Northwoods’ main resort is comprised of individual cabins that range from one & two bedrooms to a large four bedroom log cottage…all fully furnished. The Northwoods décor is rustic, comfortable and inviting, while providing guests with up-to-date conveniences of home. Several cabins have working gas fireplaces adding to the cozy, warm atmosphere. Friendly staff is always available to assure cabins are clean, comfortable and to help with any questions you may have to make your stay memorable. Thursday’s pot luck night is a favorite where guests share their day’s adventures…perhaps telling a few fishing tales while making new friends and getting reacquainted with past ones. For a full description of cabins and rentals, go to www.northwoodsresort.net. Winter 2015/2016 and Summer 2016 reservations are now being booked.


Views of AuTrain Lake are spectacular, and the lake is directly accessible by several of the cottages. The resort has cabins on both sides of H03 (a narrow winding paved country road providing a route from M28 to M94 – see resort map.) Guests without direct cabin access to AuTrain Lake can easily enjoy the sandy beach, complete with picnic table and chairs, as well as the dock with swim raft.  The boat livery has a variety of options including motor boats, row boats and pontoon boats for guests to enjoy a day of fishing or just being on the water. Northwoods Resort’s main office is also where you will find Northwoods Canoe and Kayak Rentals. Three different AuTrain River trips are available where you can enjoy a fun, relaxed, lazy river paddle for 3-5 hours, depending on your choice of distances. This is a family friendly adventure and offers a variety of kayak options for either 1 or 2 people. Old Town canoes, known for their stability, will easily accommodate 2 people. For a complete listing of options, go to www.paddleautrain.com. Lake Superior’s AuTrain Bay highlights a clean sandy beach and is just a few minutes drive from the resort.

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Northwoods Resort

Contact information:

N7070 Autrain Forest Lake Rd, AuTrain, MI 49806
(906) 892-8114
www.northwoodsresort.net | www.paddleautrain.com

Featured Business: Alger Falls Motel

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Alger Falls Motel & Rental Cabins, located in Munising, Michigan, is a family owned and operated 16-unit, including 2 housekeeping cabins, property. Clean, comfortable and conveniently furnished with coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, electric heat, air conditioning and free wireless Internet, this 16-unit motel is nestled into the hillside framed by trees that provide a picturesque backdrop of scenery. Alger Falls Motel is located just minutes from local attractions — Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Uncle Ducky/Paddling Michigan Outdoor Adventures, Sydney’s Restaurant, Dogpatch Restaurant, Seaberg Pontoon Rentals, Superior Pontoon Rentals and a host of others.

A four season destination, Alger Falls Motel & Rental Cabins is home to the western gateway of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiawatha National Forest, Grand Island National Recreation Area, and Alger Underwater Preserve are among the other natural attractions that bring folks to Alger County.

Exploring the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you will travel west along H58 for 58 miles.  Designated areas for hiking, waterfall exploration, sand dunes, and AuSable Lighthouse are among some of the favorite stops.  Waterfalls are easily accessible, many with a short 10-minute walk.  For those looking for a more challenging day of hiking, take the trail leading to Chapel Falls and Chapel Beach, continuing on to Mosquito Beach and Mosquito Falls for a total of 9 miles.  The road leading to the trailhead is marked “Chapel Road” and is a gravel access road to the trailhead/parking area.  At the Explore Munising Visitor Center you will find waterproof maps that detail the shoreline, complete with photos, name recognition and location of the individual rock formations nicknamed the “painted rocks.”   Maps can be purchased at the seasonally operated Visitor Center or purchased online at exploremunising.com.

cottage rentalOnce the snow arrives, H58 is no longer accessible by car, but it is a snowmobiler’s paradise. Maps are available with clearly marked snowmobile trails where you can enjoy miles and miles of wintertime adventure.  Alger Falls Motel has ample parking for snowmobile trailers.  Two housekeeping cottages with fully equipped kitchens are available and are the perfect choice after spending a day of fun on the trails.  Accessibility to the snowmobile trails brings guests back time and time again throughout the season.  The rental cabins/cottages sleep up to 10 guests.

Make Alger Falls Motel and Cottage Rentals a great lodging choice for your next vacation!

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Alger Falls Motel & Cottage Rentals

Contact information:

E9427 State Hwy M-28, Munising
1-877 ALG-FALL | (906) 387-3536