Getting to the "wilderness of the UP is a whole
nuther adventure" according to Garrison Kieler. Here are some
easy to follow directions.
DeTour Village is at the eastern
end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Travel time from
Detroit or Grand Rapids is approximately 5 1/2 hours. From
Green Bay is about 7 hours.
FROM THE MACKINAC BRIDGE AND ALL POINTS SOUTH
Travel approximately 18 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge on I-75, take
Exit 359 onto M-134 East toward DeTour Village. (Watch out for
deer!) DeTour is about 40 miles from I-75. Proceed through town,
River Bend Resort cabins are on the right just past the Marina,
check-in at the office just across the street. From the bridge
to DeTour takes about 1 hour.
FROM SAULT STE. MARIE (the SOO) and CANADA
Take M-129 South, 2 Miles south of Pickford go left (East) on M-48. Proceed
approximately 20 miles and take a left onto North Caribou Lake Road.
You will travel about 10 miles to DeTour Village, River Bend Resort
in on the left as you enter town. From the Sault to DeTour
takes about 1 hour.
Take US-2 East to St. Ignace, then go North on I-75. Exit 359 onto M-134
East toward DeTour Village. DeTour is about 40 miles from I-75.
Proceed through town, River Bend Resort is on the right just past
FROM DRUMMOND ISLAND
Take the Ferry to DeTour Village, it's FREE !!!! Take a walk around to
local restaurants, bars, shops and more. The ferry ride
takes about 10 minutes.
Arriving By Air
Local airports are approximately an hour away. You can fly into either
CIU (Chippewa County/Sault Ste. Marie) or PLN (Pellston) via Delta
Airlines. These airports both have rental cars available in
the summer, or you can hire shuttle service to bring you to DeTour. Some
of our guests fly to TVC (Traverse City) and then drive up.
Traverse City is serviced by United and American as well as Delta Airlines.
River Bend Resort is at the north end of town at 616 Ontario St, between Pine
and Democrat (aka North Caribou Lake Rd). We are next to the marina, you can't miss it.
The office is located across the street from the cabins at
625 Ontario St.
For those of you planning to ride the
Drummond Island Ferry:
Ferry leaves DeTour at 20 minutes to the hour, leaves
Drummond at 10 minutes past the hour. Current rate 2015 is
$14 for car & driver, passengers and trailers are extra.