DeTour Village

Sailing is a Favorite Water Pastime of the Area

Take a stunning ride along scenic highway M-134, 25 miles east of Cedarville to historic DeTour Village. Along the way, there are many gorgeous stretches of beach and forest, much of which is   open to the public.

The Cranberry Lake Flooding area and trail, and the DeTour State Forest Campground provide outstanding opportunities to see the woods and water. Be sure to walk along St. Vital Point, which can be accessed through the DeTour State Forest Campground by heading east along the shore. Additional parks can be found upon reaching DeTour Village, home to quaint shops, a marina, grocery, hardware, outfitter and tackle shop, restaurants and other services, as well as the ferry dock for the Drummond Island Ferry service.

Website: www.detourvillage.com; www.detourvillage.org

 

A few of our favorite things to see and do in DeTour Village...


Gertstacker Perserve
Whether venturing out on foot and mountain bike in the spring, summer or fall or skis and snowshoes in the winter, Gerstacker's 879 acres offer well-marked trails through a remarkable preserve, rich in wildlife and isolated from most human intrusion.





DeTour Passage Historical Museum
The museum features displays relating to early marine operations, social and governmental activities, pioneer families, Native American history, churches, schools, businesses and life in the early years of the DeTour area. Prominent amoung the exhibits is the rare third order classic Fresnel lens which was removed from the DeTour Lighthouse some years ago. Admission is free.  Next to Drummond Island Ferry Dock.  Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily 1 to 5 pm.


DeTour Road Side Park and State Dock
Families will appreciate this one-step nature experience, featuring the convenience of a picnic area, along with the magic of birds, beaches and boreal forests within sight of nearby islands.  The DeTour DNR State Dock and boat launch access is a great place to launch your familys' kayaks or canoes. Paddle yourself around the bay or to Drummond Island. Come back and have lunch at the DeTour Road Side Park
 

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