Manistique, Michigan

United States of America


Manistique, Michigan





Kitch-iti-kipi spring is one of Michigans Upper Peninsula's major tourist attractions and is also Michigans largest natural freshwater spring. The name means big cold water and is sometimes referred to as The Big Spring. Its original name was the "Mirror of Heaven", given to it by the early Native Americans. The spring has a raft you can hop on which has a glass floor in the middle. Through the Looking-Glass you can peer to the bottom of the 40 feet deep oval spring. The water is crystal clear!


Kitch-iti-kipi is approximiately 15 miles northwest of Manistique, MI. It is located right off Sawmill Road near Langes Bay. It is just south of Palms Book State Park!


Kitch-iti-kipi ("KITCH-i-tee-KI-pee" with short "i"s) is Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring. The name means "big cold spring" in the Ojibwe language. It is also sometimes referred to as the Big Spring. Kitch-iti-kipi, or "Mirror of Heaven" as it is referred to today, was originally given that name by the Ojibwe.

Kitch-iti-kipi spring is one of the major tourist attractions on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is located in Thompson Township of Schoolcraft County, northwest of the town of Manistique, within Palms Book State Park. The state of Michigan was granted the spring with accompanying land in 1926, under the condition that it be turned into a public park. The state has since acquired surrounding land and expanded the park considerably.

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