Like the properties we are selling in Luce County, the greater Newberry area features a richness of beauty and unique recreational opportunities. Touted at the Moose Capital of Michigan, Newberry is the gateway to Tahquamenon Falls, the Big Two-Hearted River Recreation Area, Muskallonge Lake State Park, and Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures.
The area boasts its own hospital, school system, golf course, and colorful local businesses like the Great Waters Coffee Company and the U.P. Trading Company & The Exclusive Moose furniture store.
Newberry is typical, rural small town. The Newberry State Hospital was erected in 1895 on 1,500 acres of property and housed over 1,800 patients until it closed in 1992. Throughout its long tenure, the area benefited from a population of professionals who lived here. Once it closed, the western part of the property was transitioned to a medium-security prison with far fewer employees. Now the total population of Newberry is less than 2,000.
Area attractions include Oswald’s Bear Ranch, the largest bear-only ranch in the United States (http://www.oswaldsbearranch.com/), Toonerville Trolley, a provider of Tahquamenon Falls riverboat tours and narrow-gauge train ride tour (http://trainandboattours.com/), the Luce County Historical Museum (http://www.exploringthenorth.com/newberry/histmuseum.html), and the Tahquamenon River Logging Museum (http://www.superiorsights.com/loggingmuseum/).
Twenty miles from Newberry is the town of Curtis, a thriving artistic village located on the Manistique Lake chain. Located here are the Erickson Center for the Arts, Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, and the Three Lakes Academy Charter School. It’s a four-season home for many retirees from around the United States, as well as a short commute for families in the Newberry school district and employees of the Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center, the Newberry Correctional Facility, and other local businesses.