Castle Rock on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Castle Rock on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Castle Rock MI

Castle Rock is a roadside attraction that probably saw its heydey in the 1950s and 1960s. However, it’s still a nice spot¬†to get a view of the Great Lakes and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. On a clear day, they say, you can see up to 20 miles away.

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The rock is a nearly 200 foot high stack of limestone that juts out of the ground like a castle’s turret. Local legend says that it was Pontiac’s Lookout, referring to the Native American chief who had a war (and a car maker) named after him.

Also at castle rock are a giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. I’m not really sure why, but there they are.

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My favorite thing about this attraction will always be the views.

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Castle Rock is located at N2690 Castle Rock Rd, 3 miles north of St. Ignace on Business Loop I-75 or I-75 Exit 348.  Telephone 906-643-8268. The attraction is open daily from early May to mid-October. The rock is not handicap-accessible. Pets on a leash are welcome.

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