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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
5 Reviews

Big Bay Road (County Rd 550)

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Oct 01, 2007

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MCR Contributor
952 McR Points
December 28, 2013
Absolutely breath taking. This road is literally…
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Guest
August 13, 2009
OK for something to do, dirt road back to the…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

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MCR Contributor
December 28, 2013
952 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
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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August 13, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
OK for something to do, dirt road back to the lighthouse, one way in one way out.
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December 23, 2007
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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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