Its trailhead is located in the East Branch of the Fox River State Forest Campground, north of Seney in the Upper Peninsula, an area with a strong connection to Ernest Hemingway. For that reason, it’s best to start this hike at the Seney Museum and Historic Railroad Depot.
The museum itself is a Hemingway artifact. It’s the original railroad depot where the 20-year-old, still recuperating from an injury as an ambulance driver in World War I, stepped off the train in 1919 with two friends. Shouldering rucksacks and carrying fishing rods, they hiked north from town for three miles along an abandoned railroad bed that today is M-77 and then camped along the East Branch of the Fox River for a week of fishing.
Located just four miles north from where young Hemingway camped, the rustic campground features 19 campsites spread out among giant red pines, a bubbling spring that has been piped for drinking water and a stone marker dedicated to Hemingway’s U.P. adventure.
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