Watersmeet Business Directory
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P.O. Box 593
Watersmeet, MI 49969
2010 All Season’s
In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where the air is clean and the water unpolluted.
Everything for outdoor fun!
Nature has smiled on the Watersmeet area of the Upper Peninsula. Miles of exciting trout streams and hundreds of spring-fed lakes abound in fish of many species. The beautiful forests lend excitement to your stay each and every season. Enjoy the creatures of the forest, our clean fresh air and waters, friendly people, and all the wonderful scenery of this fortunate area. We look forward to your visit with us and will do all in our power to make it enjoyable for you. We invite you to visit Watersmeet soon.
Lac Vieux Desert
As the headwaters of the Wisconsin River and the home of panfish, walleye, bass and musky. Lac Vieux Desert provides anglers and families with over 4200 acres of pristine boundary waters. Resorts range from American plan to housekeeping cottages. The lake boasts the world record tiger musky!
Ottawa Natinal Forest - Sylvania Tract
The Sylvania Tract is unique! It is made up of 18,000 acres of virgin timber and 36 lakes with over 4,000 acres of unpolluted waters. Sylvania is located within the Ottawa National Forest here in Gogebic County, and only 300 miles north of Milwaukee and 160 miles east of Duluth. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming and cross-country skiing are great in the magnificent Sylvania!
The Famous Cisco Chain of Lakes
Visitors will enjoy their vacation on the famous Cisco Chain of fifteen lakes with over 721 miles of scenic shoreline. Nestled in our colorful forests and abounding in wildlife, it is one of the largest chain of lakes in the world. Two undeveloped lakes on the chain remind us of days past when solitude prevailed. Excellent fishing for walleye, musky, northern pike, bass and panfish provide long days of enjoyment. The state record silver musky came from Thousand Island Lake. A day boating on the Cisco Chain can take you to both Michigan and Wisconsin. Resort facilities range from modest to deluxe to satisfy the most discriminating visitor in all seasons. Side trips to the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds, Bond and Agate Falls, six major ski hills and many other scenic areas are about an hour’s drive away.
Four Season’s Adventures
All types of fishing on numerous lakes with boat and motor rental available. Miles of ATV/ORV trails and groomed snowmobile trails, with rentals, shops, and a casino nearby. Excellent cross country and downhill skiing with rentals, shops and a casino nearby. Excellent hunting for all types of game. The hiker can experience the forest areas with an abundance of animals and birds. Bring cameras to record the beauty of the area along with possible sightings of soaring eagles, loons, many bird species and animals in their natural setting.
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Ottawa National Forest
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The "light" has defied explanation since it was first sighted many years ago, although theories abound. To observe the phenomenon, one must drive north from Watersmeet on U.S. 45 for 4 miles toward the neighboring village of Paulding, and lake Robbins Pond Road for a short distance west - an unimproved rural lane once part of a military road authorized by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War in anticipation of a British attack through Canada.
Surrounded by dense woods and from the summit of nearby hills, the mysterious light can be observed almost every night once darkness has descended on the northern wilderness. It appears to rise slowly out of the forest and then hovers low in the sky for varying intervals - ranging from a couple of minutes to over a quarter of an hour. Often described as looking like a “bright star” it first seems to be a campfire ember, reaching an intense reddish glow, then becoming a haze and finally receding to a mere spark before disappearing into the night.
Explanations vary from fanciful to factual. Some say it’s the spirit of a long dead mail carrier ambushed by Indians over a century ago; others insist it is the ghost of an engineer killed in a nearby railroad accident in years gone by. One woman thinks it’s a mystical sign of religious significance. In the meantime, “THE MYSTERY LIGHT” continues to baffle, intrigue and mystify the visitor.
Directions to the Paulding Light
Take State Highway 45 north our of Watersmeet, Michigan. About 5 miles out of Watersmeet, the road will begin a slow bend to the right. Watch for a road on the left side of 45 named “Robbins Pond Road” (old state Hwy 45). There is usually a brown park sign right before. Turn left on Robbins Pond Road. Follow the gravel road down about 3/8 mile until you see the dead end barricade. During the summer months, you will also see the sign put up by the National Park Service.