Rapid River

Peninsula Point Lighthouse

Rapid River is a quiet community at the junction of US 2 and US 41. Its proximity to the northern end of Little Bay de Noc and the mouth of the Whitefish River makes it a prime fishing launch area. On County Road 515 Rapid River Rustic manufactures cedar log homes. Their beautiful model home can be seen and toured on US 2.

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Rapid River is an unincorporated community in Masonville Township, situated on the northern end of the Little Bay de Noc  between the mouths of the Tacoosh and Rapid rivers with the mouth of the Whitefish River just to the east.

U.S. Highway 2 passes through Rapid River and joins with U.S. Highway 41 just west of town; the two then run concurrently from Rapid River south to Escanaba.

The community was first named Rapid Siding as a stop on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. The name was recorded as Rapid River when the community was platted in 1887. The community never incorporated as a village.

One scene from the 2001 film Escanaba in da Moonlight was shot in the Swallow Inn, a popular bar on Main Street.

Around Fall you can visit Peninsula Point to see hundreds of Monarch butterflies start their journey towards Mexico. It is a glorious site to see! The trees seem to flutter orange with each passing wind.

You can clear your mind with the roaring sounds of the Rapid River Falls, easily accessible from US 41. Each season looks completely different than the other. Winter brings a silent scenery to life with the sound of moving water while Spring is even louder with the fresh runoff. Visit in the Summer and try your hand at fishing downstream from the waterfalls.

Stay active in Winter by cross-country skiing on the Rapid River Ski Trail. There is a large parking lot that is maintained and there are miles of groomed trails. It is likely that you will have the whole place to yourself, so plan accordingly. 

If you’re more into motor sports during the Winter months, Rapid River Relic Riders might be perfect for you! Sled with hundreds of other classic and original snowmobiles on a back-country trail. The day after the ride they host a show and swap in downtown Rapid River. 

 

 

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7989 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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Located on the Rapid River, Sall-Mar Resort and Cabins, offers 6 rooms, as well as 7 fully equipped housekeeping cab ...
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7875 US-2
Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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Seasonal ice cream shop (walk up) & short order.
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Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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A 1-milelong trail shows historical and geographical features along Big Bay de Noc. The trail follows the shoreline ...
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8181 US Hwy 2
Rapid River, MI 49878 US

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Peninsula Point Lighthouse Interpretive Trail
8181 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-6442
Region: Rapid River
A 1-milelong trail shows historical and geographical features along Big Bay de Noc. The trail follows the shoreline ... More
Rapid River Dairy Flo
7875 US-2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-9971
Region: Rapid River
Seasonal ice cream shop (walk up) & short order. More
Rapid River Ski Trail
8181 US Hwy 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-6442
Region: Rapid River
The Rapid River ski trail offers five loops suitable for hiking and biking. The trail is widely recognized as one of ... More
Sall-Mar Resort & Cabins
7989 U.S. 2
Rapid River, MI 49878
Phone: (906) 474-9334
Region: Rapid River
Located on the Rapid River, Sall-Mar Resort and Cabins, offers 6 rooms, as well as 7 fully equipped housekeeping cab ... More

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