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Newberry, Michigan Parks, Trails, Tahquamenon Falls, Attractions & More

Newberry is known as the "Moose Capital" in Michigan, and you may see a moose or other wildlife in the region during a visit. For outdoor recreation, the Newberry area is a welcoming spot for snowmobilers during the winter, offering miles of trails and hosting Michigan Snow X Racing Association races. During the summer and fall, popular activities include fishing, golfing, hiking, and kayaking.

Parks & Recreation

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is northeast of Newberry. The park is home to beautiful large waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River. Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, canoeing, fishing, and wildlife viewing are some of the activities that you can do at the state park.

Newberry Recreation Area is a large recreation complex with five baseball diamonds and several parking lots. Near the front of the park there are tennis courts and a small playground.

Village of Newberry Park is off McMillan Avenue on the east side of town. Athletic facilities at the park include basketball court, volleyball court, and rough ball diamond. Several pieces of playground equipment are at the center of the park.

Sherman Park is a small park along Washington Boulevard. The park offers a peaceful picnic area with several large shade trees.

Newberry Ice Rink is located on Avenue C. Open skating is available, and a schedule is posted near the entrance. Picnic tables and a grassy area are located west of the the rink building.

Karl Parker Basketball Courts is on the south side of McMillan Avenue and has three basketball courts.

Luce County Community Resource and Recreation Center offers educational programs and activities for area youths.

Trails in the Newberry Area

During the winter months, the snowmobile trails between Newberry and Paradise are very active with snowmobilers. The Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association (TASA) grooms and maintains 128 miles of snowmobile trails in the region. The trail system connects to many other trails in the Upper Peninsula.

During the spring, summer and fall, paved trails along both sides of M-123 can be used for bicycling, walking, and jogging. The trails are each approximately one mile long, stretching from CR-428 to Victory Way at the Newberry city limits. Stores, restaurants, and motels are accessible from the trails.

Tahquamenon Fall State Park has several miles of hiking trails, winding past the Upper and Lower Falls, near Clark Lake, and camping areas.


You can canoe down river from the Lower Tahquamenon Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The state park has canoe rentals and you can paddle your way around parts of the Tahquamenon River.

More About Newberry

Historical spots to see in Newberry include Luce County Historical Museum and the Tahquamenon Logging Museum.

Oswald's Bear Ranch is less than 10 miles from Newberry and is the largest bear ranch in the United States. The ranch is home to many bears and rescued cubs.

Tahqua Land Theatre is a first-run movie theater in downtown Newberry, near Rexall Drugs. The theater was been restored in 2001 and features several a Greek mythology paintings.

Shopping in downtown Newberry includes Rahilly's IGA grocery store, as well as antique, jewelry and clothing shops. Hardware stores, a pharmacy, and several other shops are located along M-123 south of downtown.

For lodging, there are several motels along M-123 in Newberry, including the Falls Motel and Gateway Motel. South of Newberry on M-28, there are several other places to stay, including Comfort Inn and America's Best Inn. KOA Campground is also locate on M-28.

Several restaurants are located along M-123 in Newberry, including Timber Charlies Food & Spirits, Seder's Pizza Chalet, and The Scoop ice cream and snack shop. On M-28 near the M-123 intersection, there are many other restaurants, such as McDonald's and Pizza Hut.

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