Luce County is located in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is neighbor to Chippewa, Mackinac, Schoolcraft and Alger Counties in Michigan. Luce County has a population of 6,502 as of 2013 and spans over 1,912 sq. miles. The City of Newberry is the largest city in Luce County consisting of 1,489 people as of 2013. Some other areas in Luce County include; McMillian, Lakefield, etc.
If motor sports is your thing then Luce County should be your destination. This area has over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 111 miles of ATV trails and 77 miles of designated motorcycle trails. Whatever you prefer to do outside there is plenty of land to explore. With 300,000 acres of public land, 15,000 acres of inland lakes, 658 miles of rivers/streams, and 32 miles of Lake Superior shoreline you will be able to fill your day exploring the area.
Then there is the Tahquamenon Falls State Park which includes 52,000 acres over 13 miles of land. This state park also includes one of the largest waterfalls in the U.S. The Upper Falls is around 200 ft. across and has a drop of 50 ft. which makes it a must see piece of natural beauty. While in Luce County, it is always a good time stop by Oswald’s Bear Ranch. This ranch offers you a chance to view 29 live bears that are in large habitats. While in the park you will walk through to each of the four habitats to see the rescued bears. Oswald’s Bear Ranch’s mission is to educate the public regarding the rescued cubs along with how to continue to protect this wild animal.
Additional resources for Luce County:
Luce County website with courthouse information: http://www.lucecountymi.org
Health Department: http://lmasdhd.org