Everyone in Michigan Must Visit The Stunning Natural Spring At Palms Book State Park
Known as Michigan’s largest natural freshwater spring, Kitch-iti-kipi just outside of Manistique is known by a few other names, including The Big Spring and “Mirror of Heaven” (named by native peoples). Once you take a look at its natural beauty, you will see why it gets such a moniker. As the most beautiful natural spring in Michigan, this site is a delight for visitors and locals alike. You’ll find the pristine emerald pool when you visit the UP at Palms Book State Park, after a brief walk on a 50-yard path through a wooded area. Here, take a look.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Kitch-iti-kipi is one of the most popular places to visit in the UP, perhaps in the entirety of the state. Tell us, what are some of your favorite memories of visiting this natural spring in Michigan? Is it truly magic?
Can’t get enough of the natural landscape in Michigan? Visit some of the state’s finest nature preserves for more outdoor adventure.
If you are craving beauty, Michigan is the perfect place to be. It is full of gorgeous hikes, which you can find in spots like South Manitou Island and the Porcupine Mountains.
Which hikes in Michigan are short and sweet?
Whether you’re hiking with kids or just taking it easy, short and sweet hikes in Michigan are rewarding. You’ll love visiting places like Empire Bluff Trail and Miners Falls Trail, taking in magnificent views without exhausting your muscles.
Does Michigan have any natural wonders?
Michigan abounds with natural wonders. You’ll want to add landmarks like Arch Rock on Mackinac Island and the Mouth of the Two Hearted River to your local bucket list.
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!