Munising, MI 49862
Open Year Round: No
Fishermen find their Mecca at one of the finest trout streams in the state. Lazily canoeing through lush forests toward the windswept dunes of Superior made this spot a favorite of Hemmingway.
The Two Hearted River winds through Lake Superior State Forest and is considered one of the finest trout streams in the state. In fact, Ernest Hemmingway made the river famous in the 1925 story, 'Big Two-Hearted River' where Nick Adams camps and fishes along the river to reflect on his life after returning from World War I. A rustic campground is located at the mouth of the river if you want to follow in Nick's footsteps. Canoeing is popular along the river and two access points along the upper reaches of the river are available for one-day and multiple-day trips down to the mouth. Sand dunes surround the river mouth and shelter the campground and adjoining yellow birch and maple forest from offshore winds. The forest also provides shelter for songbirds and offers good viewing from spring through fall. The river attracts river otters and fish-eating birds such as bald eagles, ospreys and kingfishers. Scan the adjoining lake edge for loons, grebes and fish-eating ducks.