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Picturesque “company town”

Fayette is a picturesque area, a very interesting self guided walking tour, and a window into a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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First return in 30 years

Wow!! What a change. The park service has worked hard to repair all the buildings. They have done a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leonard, Michigan
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4785 II Rd, Garden, MI 49835-9485
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fayette is a picturesque area, a very interesting self guided walking tour, and a window into a real 19th century “company town”. We learned a lot and took a lot of really great pictures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! What a change. The park service has worked hard to repair all the buildings. They have done a remarkable job laying out the paths, the educational information, and the historical information! A job well done!! Next time I won’t wait 30 years. This a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked learning about the history of the Fayette area. We like seeing how people lived back in the 19th century and this park really lets people see what life was like back then by letting visitors explore the old town buildings and reading...More

1  Thank Joshua J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here recently and visited the historic village too. Campground was nice, clean & modern restroom & showers. The historic site is very interesting, showing how people lived back when mining was a main source of jobs back in the 1800’s. There’s a hotel...More

Thank dranke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground is clean and well cared for. There was an older couple working while we were there and they kept the facilities sparkling! The walk to Fayette historic village is an easy walk and pretty scenery. The village is interesting and educational. You can...More

Thank TheRubberKitty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group stumbled upon this park after a disappointing visit to Kitch-Iti-Kipi State Park. With our newly purchased $9 pass from that park we thought we'd at least get our money's worth trying another park and this one did not disappoint. I could have spent...More

Thank travelingmom3333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that everyone should stop and see as they pass through the area. It is a place that will take you back in time. They also have a Heritage Day once a year so check with the local chamber of commerce to...More

1  Thank hmageskigreatlakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blown away by the preservation and recreation of the Fayette Historic Village. We casually went down the Garden Peninsula looking for an interesting afternoon and found our way to this State Park. The Visitor Center, just off the parking lot when you arrive,...More

Thank douglasl739
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped to tour the historic town and were blown away by the beauty of the location! On one side you have a bay and white cliffs and on the other side the coast of Lake Michigan. The grounds were well-maintained and the information provided...More

Thank CMLM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful, interesting place. A comprehensive picture emerges of life in a factory town in the mid- to late-19thC. The hardship! The stench and dirt! Beautifully restored buildings and preserved ruins. Take a break half way through and go to Sherry's Port Bar for...More

Thank PlainLo
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2 September 2018|
Response from dranke | Reviewed this property |
We didn't actually buy any wood for a fire since it was rainy the night we stayed here but every state park we stayed in on our trip to the UP had firewood for sale, so I would think they did too.
Lee H
11 May 2018|
Response from Cindy P | Reviewed this property |
I do not know.
30 December 2017|
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Response from Pam V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It is mostly outdoors and the u.p. gets a lot of snow. Not many tourist spots would be open in winter.