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Directions to Bay Cliff Health Camp

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Bay Cliff is located in Big Bay, Michigan, on Lake Superior about 28 miles northwest of Marquette.  Marquette is served by American Eagle, Mesaba (Northwest-Delta) Air Lines, and Indian Trails Bus Line.  There is no commercial transportation from Marquette to Big Bay.  For our summer staff, we will provide transportation from Marquette to camp for persons not arriving by private car, provided we are notified in advance.  Private car should take County Road 550 from Marquette to Big Bay.

Coming from the south on U.S. 41 or M-28:

Highway 41 & 28 funnel into downtown Marquette and become Front Street.

Take Front Street to Washington Street and turn left on Washington.

Drive 2 blocks (the second stop light) on Washington and turn right (before Citgo Gas) on Fourth Street.

Follow Fourth Street 2 or 3 miles until it comes to an end (Fourth Street becomes Presque Isle Avenue as you pass Subway and the Superior Dome). 

At the end of Fourth/Presque Isle, turn left on Hawley Street (Hawley Street is also County Road 550).

Stay on County Road 550 all the way to Big Bay (approx. 26 miles).

Coming from the west on U.S. 41 or M-28:

At the Wal-Mart/Target stoplight, turn left onto Wright Street.  Stay on Wright Street for 2 or 3 miles until you come to the second traffic light (which is by Northern Michigan University).

Turn left onto Sugarloaf Avenue.  At the end (stop sign) of Sugarloaf Avenue, turn left. 

Stay on County Road 550 all the way to Big Bay (approx. 26 miles).


Coming from Sawyer International Airport:

Turn left out of the airport.  When the road ends, turn right onto County Road 553.

County Road 553 turns into McClellan.  Take County Road 553/McClellan approx. 18 miles to Wright Street.  Turn right onto Wright Street.

At the next traffic light (Sugarloaf Avenue) turn left.  At the end of Sugarloaf Avenue, turn left.

Stay on County Road 550 all the way to Big Bay (approx. 26 miles).

In Big Bay:

As you go through Big Bay, you will sweep around a sharp curve.  Shortly beyond that will be a road to the right with signs pointing towards “Harbor”, “Lighthouse”, and "Bay Cliff Health Camp".  Turn right on this road, which is "Schenk".  (If you come to the cemetary, you missed the turn.)

You will see 2 brick pillars, and then the entry sign for Bay Cliff.  Turn left at the sign.  (If you drive down a large hill, you missed the turn.)  Follow the driveway slowly to the parking lot.  Park there and walk into camp.

"Welcome to Bay Cliff!"

Check in at the office which is the first large building past the parking lot on the right.

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