Ariel of our Upper Peninsula Resort feature our own private U.P. harbor bringing you the best Big Manistique Lake fishing.

Bring your boat, your friends and family to a place that knows how to enjoy big lake fishing.

Our Curtis, MI Cabin Rentals and Campground offers extraordinary views of our incredible lake.

Our private marina over looking Big Manistique Lake makes fishing here at the resort a breeze.

You won't find a more accommodating area to ride your sled. We have the trails, the lakes and great things to do here at Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort!

Our Curtis Michigan trails are groomed for success. Guests at the Sleepy Eyed Goose can ride from their cabin!

Ice-Fishing here at the Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort offers some world-class fishing opportunities!

Our NEWLY renovated Gift Shop has a great selection of hoodies, T's, books, jewelry, hats, and gifts!

Curtis Michigan Attractions | Upper Peninsula Attractions
"Your Outdoor Adventure Starts Here"

Welcome to the Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort and our Curtis, MI Area Attractions.  We have provided a must see list of great Upper Peninsula Attractions that have been proven fun for all ages!  We welcome you to, "Discover. Plan. Connect."  Let us help you make your next trip unforgettable.

Curtis MI Attractions | Erickson Center for the ArtsErickson Center for the Arts
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Erickson Center for the Arts is one of Curtis Michigan's premiere attractions and things to do hot spot.  The center provides inspiration for the arts through theatrical performances, music, art, and cultural exhibitions and programs.  "The mission of the Erickson Center for the Arts is to enrich the mind, body and spirit of the Eastern Upper Peninsula communities we serve through the presentation of artistic and cultural exhibitions and programs. We strive to facilitate experiences that will encourage personal growth beyond our walls and our community."  The Erickson Center for the Arts is located just west of downtown Curtis at Saw-Wa-Quato & Main Street and is a must see for Upper Peninsula Attractions

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Curtis Attractions | Upper Tahquamenon FallsUpper Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Curtis, MI Area Attractions Throughout the EUP

The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is set within a virgin forest with a walk path that guides you to this majestic waterfall.  The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is 48' high and 200' wide, making this the 2nd largest waterfall east of the Mississippi.  Over a half a million guests visit this natural wonder every year.  The Tahquamenon became famous by the author Longfellow who wrote the poem Hiawatha.  The tanic acid from cedars and hemlocks leach into the river, giving it the "root beer" color that so many people have come to appreciate.

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Lower Tahquamenon Falls Lower Tahquamenon Falls
Curtis Area Attractions Throughout the EUP

The Lower Tahquamenon Falls attracts people from all over the world. Each year more than a half a million visitors come here to explore the Lower Falls along with over forty miles of hiking trails. The Lower Falls is beautiful with its small cascading waters that people love to come and play in. In essence, it is like a natural water park! We invite you to experience the beauty of natural wonders of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

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Curtis MI Attractions | Pictured Rocks National LakeshorePictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore extends along Lake Superior's shoreline beginning in Munising and extending all the way to Grand Marais, MI,  The shoreline covers 42 miles of beautiful Lake Superior, along with over 73,000 acres.  The Pictured Rocks derives its name from the fifteen miles of sandstone cliffs near Munising, Michigan.  This specific region is extremely colorful and unique with sculpted cliffs made by nature's wind, rain and waves.  Shown in this photo is the Pictured Rocks Cruises with the Indian Head formation. 

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Curtis MI Attractions | Seney Wildlife RefugeSeney National Wildlife Refuge
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Seney Wildlife Refuge is located just 9 miles west of Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort.  The refuge was established in 1935 as a safe haven for migratory birds and wildlife.  The Seney Wildlife Refuge is located halfway between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.  The refuge is over 95,000 acres in size and is a must see when visiting the UP! 

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GPS Coordinates:

N 46Ú17.298'
W 085Ú56.678'

Kitchi-iti_kipi | Big SpringsKitch-iti-kipi | Big Springs
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

Kitch-iti-kipi, also known as "Big Springs" is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring.  Kitchi-iti-kipi means "big cold water" and is comprised of fissures that feed spring water through limestone at the flow of 10,000 gallons per minute.  This water has a temperature of 45 degrees throughout the year.  Visitors can view fish and ancient tree trunks through its crystal clear water while riding on the self-operated raft.  This gives guests a great vantage point in this incredible experience. 

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Oswald's Bear RanchOswald's Bear Ranch
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear only ranch in the entire U.S.  This great bear ranch features four large habitats that encourage UP vacationers to explore and view these live roaming bears.  The ranch also offers "photos with the cubs" and apples to feed the larger bears.  This is a family friendly Upper Peninsula attractions that is sure to be fun for all ages.  The ranch now has 29 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 smaller habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat. Located just 20 minutes south of Tahquamenon Falls, or from Newberry go 4 miles north on M-123 towards Tahquamenon Falls. Turn left at 4 Mile Corner (Deer Park Rd., Muskallonge Lake, H-37 H-407).  

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Toonerville Trolley | Riverboat TourTahquamenon Falls River Boat Tours and the Toonerville Trolley
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The TOONERVILLE TROLLEY, an authentic narrow gauge railroad, takes you 5 1/2 miles through thick forest, the habitat of bear, deer, moose, gray wolf, and many types of birds. At the end of the train line is your first view of the Tahquamenon River, where the riverboat is boarded for a 21 mile cruise down the river to the rapids 1/2 mile above the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #1 is a 6 1/2 hour round trip train and riverboat tour to our private access at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The only tour to Tahquamenon Falls. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 Hour Wilderness Train Ride. 

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Soo Locks | Sault Ste Marie, MichiganSoo Locks | Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Soo Locks is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, which is approximately 1 hr and 15 minutes from Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort.  This maritime historical spot is legendary in the maritime world.  It provides a safe passage for large shipping vessels and is a wonder of engineering.  Over 1 million visitors visit the Soo Locks annually.  Visitors can choose to ride along in one of the many boat tours available at the Locks or simply walk through the park.  They offer a wide variety of maritime sightseeing adventures, including our popular Soo Locks sightseeing tours, enjoyable Luncheon and Dinner Cruises, and adventurous Lighthouse Cruises.  The park, observation platform, and visitors center are all open to the public and free of charge. 

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Whitefish Point LighthouseWhitefish Point Lighthouse | Lake Superior Lighthouse
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Whitefish point Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse on Lake Superior!  One could call it the MOST important light guiding vessels and boats on the lake.  It is located at the most dangerous shoreline of Lake Superior, known as "The Graveyard of the Great Lakes.  This historic light was first lit in 1849 and it was one of the earliest lighthouses on the shores of this great lake.  Along with the lighthouse, the property features the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum which displays an incredible array of artifacts, including the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Also found at this location is the Museum Store and Whitefish Bird Observatory. 

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Crisp Point LighthouseCrisp Point Lighthouse
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

Crisp Point was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876 as Life Saving Station Number Ten, of the U.S. Life-Saving Service District 10.  It is one of five Lake Superior U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations along the coast between Munising and Whitefish Point. It is located about 14 miles west of Whitefish Point . Crisp Point inherited its name from one of the Life Saving Station keepers, an iron-willed boatman named Christopher Crisp. 

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Seul Choix LighthouseSeul Choix Lighthouse
Curtis, MI Area Attractions

The Seul Choix Lighthouse is located in the town of Gulliver, MI.  This lighthouse is just 25 minutes from Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort and is really a great place to visit.  The name is pronounced locally, Sis-Shwa and true French, Sel-Shwa, meaning your “Only Choice".  The lighthouse was completed in 1895 and entails a huge amount of history.  Native Americans and French fur traders utilized this area as a shelter during storms on Lake Michigan.  In the early 1800's, fishing settlements were made here because of the huge abundance of whitefish.  Today, the fishing and shipping industries need the light as a navigational aid. The lighthouse - still fully operational - symbolizes the roots of many area families. Through the renovation and preservation of the Point, the value of history will be shared with all those who visit the memorable Seul Choix Point.  

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"Our stay was fabulous on Memorial weekend with 80 degree weather. We will be returning for our 35th anniversary this fall in October. The homes are unbelievable, spacious and very clean. The view of the lake is breathtaking. It was so convenient to all the tourist attractions as well. Les & Kristi are very welcoming and accommodating. See you soon!" — Natalie and Mark

"We cannot begin to say how grateful we are to Les at the Sleepy Eyed Goose Resort. We were contacted only three days prior to our trip to Curtis by the owner of our reserved resort to tell us they were going to have to cancel our reservations due to a double booking. We were so upset but to our rescue came a call from Les to let us know that he had a house available for us to stay for the upcoming weekend. Upon arrival he treated us like friends he has known for years. The house was awesome had everything we needed and plenty of room for our group of nine. I would highly recommend this resort not only for the great accommodations but also the great hospitality shown by the owners. Once again thank you for going above and beyond to make us comfortable.
We made a trip up with a group of friends in October 2012 for a shot weekend get together. What a beautiful setting! Cabins were exceptional and very clean. We all had a great time (some of us too good of a time!!). Owners Kristi and Les showed us a great time. Unfortunately we only had the weekend and it was rainy so we weren't able to enjoy all that Sleepy Eyed Goose resort had to offer. We will be sure to go back again to enjoy the beautiful lake as well as the trails.
Our 2 week stay at the Sleepy Eyed Goose was wonderful. So very clean in the cabin. The views are amazing. Sunset, sunrise - who could ask for anything more. Already counting the days until next year."

We are your headquarters for outdoor recreation and when seeking a great UP adventure, we are "The perfect place to stay for all the action!".