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LaValleys Resort and Red Barn Antiques
N7017 AuTrain/Forest Lake Rd. H-03
P.O. Box 99,  AuTrain, Michigan 49806
Telephone   906-892-8455

LaValleys Resort is located in the Central Upper Peninsula which has many scenic and historic attractions. Tahquamenon Falls in the northeastern section are among the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a 95,000 acre land and water conservation area with a wildlife museum and drive through nature observation areas. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers spectacular scenery with sand dunes, waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Off shore boat tours by Pictured Rocks Cruises, and Ship Wreck Boat Tours offer unusual narrated trips into the present and the past of Lake Superior. Waterfalls abound in the area, including Miners Falls, Munising Falls, AuTrain River Falls, Wagner Falls, and Scott Falls.

The restaurants nearby offer delicious meals. The Brownstone Restaurant offers specialties such as broiled fresh Lake Superior Whitefish. Two grocery stores in the village of AuTrain offer delicatessen foods and one sells gasoline. There is a post office, bank, and sport/bicycle shop. Bicycle rental is available because there are miles of snowmobile trails to ride off road in the Hiawatha National Forest, and M-28 the main east-west route through the northern Upper Peninsula has a wide black topped shoulder which affords road bikers smooth, safe pedaling. The community playground in AuTrain has been updated with new playground equipment for small children, and a newly surfaced basketball court for the teenagers and adults.

AuTrain Lake surface is 850 acres with a free public boat launch. Beautifully wooded hills surround the lake. There is a nature, song bird trail at the campground on the other side of the lake from LaValleys Resort. The AuTrain River flows through the lake and then meanders through the forest in a horseshoe shape going directly west and then curving back east. The canoe trips on the river are easy with a clean, relatively shallow, meandering stream that is a pleasure for family outings. A large part of the canoeing is through undeveloped national forest land. Fishermen and fisherwomen catch trout, bass, walleye, perch, and northern pike in the AuTrain River and AuTrain Lake.

Driving towards the small town of Munising, vacationers will pass through Christmas, Michigan which has a large Casino, Foggy’s Steakhouse and Bar, auto repair, a party store and post office, and a motorcycle race track. Bay Furnace campground in Christmas Michigan has a restored iron smelter which offers historical perspective on the early iron industry in the area. Grand Island National Recreation Area is accessed by boat livery just off of M-28 on the west side of Munising. Munising is the Gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore with Pictured Rocks Cruises and Glass Bottom Boat Cruises. Kayak rental and instruction are available on M-28 just as you come into Munising near the American Legion Hall. There are several restaurants in Munising , Sydneys and the Dogpatch are popular. There is one 24 hour grocery and two smaller groceries in town. A nature trail on Sandpoint road is of interest to tourists. Two hardware stores and two auto parts stores along with antique shops and small restaurants are of interest to tourists. Wheels Cycle and Sport is recommended to bicyclists. Munising also offers Pictured Rocks Golf Club just east of town on H-58, and tennis courts in town. There is a hospital with emergency room services.

To the west of AuTrain, driving towards Marquette, several Lake Superior overlooks are passed. Marquette is the largest town nearby with Walmart, K-Mart, Shopko, Gander Mountain, restaurants, and three museums- a children’s museum, Marquette Historical Society Museum, and a Coast Guard Museum. Presque Isle Park offers scenic beauty with shops and restaurants being passed along the way to the terminus of the street out to the parks. Marquette has most stores and services of any larger city, numerous restaurants, a large hospital, Northern Michigan University, grocery stores, auto repair, and bicycle shops.

Karen and I hope you will choose LaValleys Resort because of its central location, its hospitality, and the outdoor recreational opportunities nearby. Please email or telephone us for more information.