Chippewa County

Chippewa CountyChippewa County is located in the northeast part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is neighbor to Luce and Mackinac Counties. Chippewa County is also home to the Lake Superior State University Lakers. Chippewa County has a population of 38,696 as of 2013 and spans over 2,698 sq. miles. The City of Sault Ste. Marie is the largest city in Chippewa County consisting of 14,251 people as of 2014. Some other areas in Chippewa County include; Paradise, Drummond Island, Kincheloe, Bay Mills, Brimley, and Rudyard.

The Soo Locks are a site to visit in Chippewa County. Some years there are up to 5,000 vessels that pass through the four locks. These locks were developed to help boats navigate through the changes between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Another popular attraction in Chippewa County is Drummond Island. This Island is the second largest fresh water island in the US located in Lake Huron. This island provides visitors with a beautiful landscape and plenty to do. Whether you prefer to spend your summers on the golf course or speeding through 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails during the winter, Drummond Island has these great activities and more. Other possibilities include bird watching, fishing or kayaking in the 40 inland lakes, or mushrooming throughout the forests. Fall Festival on Drummond Island is a great way to be able to enjoy the changing of colors while seeing what all this unique Island has to offer. Fall Festival is usually held in October and provides different activities throughout the weekend including a pub crawl, golf outing, 5k walk/run, etc.

Additional resources for Chippewa County:

Chippewa County website with courthouse information: http://www.chippewacountymi.gov

Health Department: http://www.chippewahd.com

 

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