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Kenton, Michigan

A station on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad. George C. Townsend became its first postmaster on February 18, 1889. When the stand of white pine in the area was exhausted, the community turned to farming. Informational excerpts from Michigan Place Names, by Walter Romig, L.H.D

Attractions

Duppy Falls, 5 miles south of Kenton off Highway 16, Phone: (906) 358-4724

Jumbo Falls, 1.5 miles west of Kenton on M-28, 1.5 miles south of FR-4580 approximately .5 miles east on gravel road, turn south to gravel pit. Phone: (906) 358-4724

Onion Falls, East Branch of Ontonagon River, 7 miles Northwest of Paulding.

Sparrow Rapids, East Branch of Ontonagon River, 2.5 miles northwest of Kenton. Phone: (906) 358-4724

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Lodging

Michigan Bed & Breakfast Guide, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

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Northern Michigan Cabin & Cottage Rentals, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Organizations

Michigan Retiree Activities Office (RAO) (Military Retirees) , 5671 Skeel Ave., P. O. Box 438, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, Phone:  (989) 739-2777

Outdoors

Golfing Michigan, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Lake Ste. Kathryn Campground, 4810 E M28, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Michigan Paddlesports Directory, 3980 Curtisville Road, South Branch, Michigan 48761, Phone: (989) 726-4416

Norway Lake Campground, 4810 E M28, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Ottawa National Forest Kenton Ranger District, 4810 E. M28, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Perch Lake West Campground, 4810 E M28, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton, MI 49943, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Sparrow Rapids Campground, 4810 E M28, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Sturgeon River Campground, 4810 E M28, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness, Ottawa National Forest, Kenton Ranger District, Kenton, MI 49967, Phone: (906) 852-3500

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