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Great Place to Explore and Learn Local History

One of our favorite local attractions. Beautiful vistas. For the more adventurous, climb down to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Jeff B
Always A Joy

I have been coming here since I was a boy and now I'm in my early 50's. I've seen a lot of... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Fenton, Michigan
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

One of our favorite local attractions. Beautiful vistas. For the more adventurous, climb down to the lake via stairway, or take a run down the nearby dunes.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I have been coming here since I was a boy and now I'm in my early 50's. I've seen a lot of additions here like the steps going down to the water and wheelchair accessible paths. It's neat to see the videos explaining life back...More

Thank SleepyMan67
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous views of the mighty Ausable River. Nifty lumbering and insect critter display and a walk down the steps will reveal a lumbermans “general store”. The kids working in the little shop are friendly and fun and you can even saw a piece of...More

Thank sonshine64
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

So glad TripAdvisor recommended this stop. Great little park and amazing views!! Steps down to the lakeside are really nice. Lots of places to stop on the way back up. Well done!!

Thank mlelliott
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Hadn't been to Lumberman's Monument for many years. Was surprised by the upgrade to the steps and the nice shop on site. Wish I were younger and able to go up and down the steps once more. The view of the Au Sable River was...More

Thank fhn67
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to explore with family. Our kids love climbing the steps and sand dunes. You can swim, hike and learn about the history of lumber mills in the Great Lakes area.

Thank swurts
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I wish it wasn’t so hot and that we could have really enjoyed this park. We were able to walk around the upper section of the park and see the monument and the river overlook. The park also had a great little gift shop with...More

Thank paulandnichole
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Took my family here for a hike and climbing the dune. It was very nice. We have been here many times over the years and its fun to remember other times we had this adventure

Thank SteveandChrisN
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We live near the monument so we go every year- they have a summer learning program for kids but also nice trails and stairs down to the river and a museum type cookshack lumberjacks used

Thank Small_T0wn_M0m
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Beautiful views and wonderfully maintained by the US Forest Service. Nice trails--and steps down to the valley river... "climb the 272 stairs down to the Au Sable River's edge! Drinking fountains and restrooms are on site."

Thank Alan H
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