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Big Bay Road (County Rd 550) + ADD NEW ROUTE


24   in Michigan Michigan40370 Miles

By Stinky
on October 1, 2007

3.0out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start out in Marquette, MI. Take County Road 550 between northern Marquette and Big Bay, MI.

Scenery

Big Bay Rd/Co Road 550 runs between Marquette and Big Bay. It goes thru the foothills of the Huron Mountains and along Lake Superior in upper peninsula Michigan. LOOK OUT FOR THE DEER. Don't let the albino ones through you for a loop either.

Road Quality

The road is very twisty-turny and hilly. Do not try to run it too fast because there is rarely a soft spot on the shoulder to land. The road surface is not amazing, but it is plenty safe. Again, look out for deer.

Roadside Amenities

This road cuts through the wilderness so there is next to nothing along the road... but if you took the trouble to get to Marquette, that shouldn't bother you.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By MCR Contributor
on December 28, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

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Absolutely breath taking. This road is literally carved out of a small mountain formation. There are rocks, trees, wildlife and even some natural waterfalls. This is a must that if you are near Marquette.

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By Guest
on August 13, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

OK for something to do, dirt road back to the lighthouse, one way in one way out.

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By Guest
on July 22, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1973

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Other

i haved lived on that road, not far from the halfway was my granparents place, ohh yea. she served lee Remick , Ben Garzza an Jmmy Stewart breakfast at the NorthLand in Mgt. that watchbob in the court room seen where jimmy pulls his watch... that was my grandfather's watchbob.

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By Guest
on March 11, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type

Sometimes its not the road so much as the people you meet at the other end. Say hello to the boys at the Lumberjack Tavern when you get there for me.

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By Guest
on December 23, 2007 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Touring

Reserve forest on both sides of the road make the Lake in the north completely invisible -- This isn't your finest routes unless you spend time in Marquette...

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