Marquette, MI – From the 26th Annual U.P. Boat, Sport & RV Show at the NMU Superior Dome on Friday, March 29th, the Jen Chapman and Char Spruce talk with Todd Pazz of the 8th Day Radio Show about the long history and unique opportunities of Marquette county’s Perkins Park on Lake Independence. Perkins Park is the only public access to Lake Independence, and the best viewing location of the annual Fire on the Bay.
Perkins Park is, according to the brochure given by the ladies, “nestled on the west shoreline of Lake Independence in the eclectic town of Big Bay, Michigan. The park is 25 miles (40.23 km) north of Marquette, Michigan on the newly constructed Country Road 550, a recreation corridor filled with opportunities to hike, bike, and experience the intersection of Lake Superior and the Northwoods.” Open from mid-May through mid-October, the facilities include showers, bathrooms, pavilion (often the site of marriages and with reservations less than $50), fish cleaning station, boat launch, fishing pier, swimming, beach, playground, hiking trail, barrier free lake access, and picnic areas. Each September Perkins Park also hosts the annual Harvest Fest.
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[Broadcast first aired April 4, 2019]