Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook, Big Bay

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#124 of 366 in Things to do in Upper Peninsula
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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  • Great trail for the whole family, amenities, shaded, and a view you will remember. You can see the Big Bay Point Lighthouse to the north! 
    Great trail for the whole family, amenities, shaded, and a view you will remember. You can see the Big Bay Point Lighthouse to the north!  more »
  • Driving back-road 505 loop to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook is a must do. It is a hidden gem but you can enjoy easily as it is only 1 hr drive from Marquette. Easily accessible from the parking lot... 
    Driving back-road 505 loop to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook is a must do. It is a hidden gem but you can enjoy easily as it is only 1 hr drive from Marquette. Easily accessible from the parking lot...  more »
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  • Thomas Rock is an easy hike that someone with a walker did. Great vistas. And nice little information plaques about the local flora along the way up. When we got to the top, we noticed "Detroit Edison 1957" etched into the stone. Unsure about the origins of the namesake...
  • Pretty place with lots of nature information flap signs. You can see Independence Lake and the Big Bay of Lake Superior. Lotta of restroom and trash receptacles and am easy drive from Marquette. Definitely so on the way out back from Big Bay.

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