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Bay Furnace Historic Site Interpretive Trail

Bay Furnace Historic Site

Hiking Bay Furnace Historic Trail

  • Trail Length: 1/8 mile
  • Trail Notes: Located on the blustery south shore of Lake Superior, this trail is level and easy to walk. Upcoming improvements to the trail will provide wheelchair access.
  • Trail Location: The trailhead is located in the Bay furnace Recreation Area near Munising. Park in the Picnic Area lot and follow the signs. 

This very short trail circles around the recently stabilized ruins of a Blast Furnace where iron was made between 1870 and 1877. One of the last remaining structures of its kind in the U.P., it is also a good place to view Lake Superior and Grand Island. Interpretive Signs show how the furnace operated and explain its unique history, including its construction, damage by fire, and partial preservation.

Information courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

Click to view the Bay Furnace Historic Interpretive Trail Map.

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