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Motorcycle Roads Curley Lewis Memorial Highway6   in Michigan Michigan41 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Curley Lewis Memorial Highway

By rmitch
on August 26, 2012

4.5out of 5

2 Riders rated


 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Starts or ends 11 miles south of paradise on M-123

Starts or ends 6 miles south of sault ste marie at intersection of 6 mile road and mackinaw trail.


Travels the shore of whitefish bay, with a number of federal turn outs for viewing the shoreline of whitefish bay. Other things on the way are mission hill, and Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

Road Quality

Its a quiet country road, it has a grassy shoulder with few to no stones. Surface has some cracks that are well maintained.
Has some nice curves, and small hills.

Roadside Amenities

There are two nice federal picnic areas, with access to the beach, a light house looks to be a nice place to check out, and goes through Bay mills indian reservation, and Town of Brimley, which contains a state campground.

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By MatthewC65
on August 14, 2015 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda VTX 1300C

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

When planning a trip to the Mackinaw Bridge/ Soo Locks area of the eastern UP, this is a must. The road gently curves along the Lake Superior shore line with water on your right, and towering virgin timber covered hills on your left. Many scenic views that will stretch out this ride.
First take a trip up Mission Hill in Brimley for a great look at Spectacle Lake, Lake Superior, and Canada. Freighters can also been seen traveling to the Soo Locks.
Second, stop off at the Point Iroquois lighthouse. The lighthouse is open in the summer and you can even walk the winding stairway to the top and take in the view of Whitefish Bay, where the famous freighter Edmond Fitzgerald sunk taking all souls on board with her.
When you reach Paradise the ride is not over. Continue on to the Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point lighthouse, or on to the upper and lower Tahquamenon Falls. This is a great way to spend a relaxing day!

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By MelL
on February 25, 2015 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Harley XL1200C HD2R

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Ties in nicely with a Lake Michigan circle tour. Don't even think about riding this in the summer without riding up to Paradise and having the best whitefish in the world at Brown's fishery.
Taquamennon Falls lower river state park is a good place to camp.

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