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Tyoga Historical Pathway

For a backroads adventure from M-28, follow the highway sign for "Tyoga Historical Pathway" and go north on Risku Road, opposite Deerton Road. It ends at the Laughing Whitefish River's mouth on Lake Superior.
A 1.3 mile loop takes hikers around the onetime village around the lumber mill and general store. They were built in 1906 by the Tyoga Lumber Company, from Pennsylvania. The townsite's location was deduced by two U.P. history buffs. 22 interpretive signs with photographs are installed around the loop. Wear waterproof footgear; it's wet here in summer.

The state forest campground once here is officially closed because there's no available water. But people continue to camp here. There's a swimming beach.
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From Deerton, follow "Tyoga Historical Pathway" sign and go north two to three miles.
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Tyoga Historical Pathway. A backroads adventure takes you along a loop to ghost town and the mouth of the Whitefish River ... more

Laughing Whitefish Lake Preserve/The Nature Conservancy. The 1,700-acre camp of Marquette's grand old man Peter White, never logged, includes forests, wetlands, lots of wildflowers, and a mile-long lake ... more

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