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U.P. Streams And Rivers
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Luce County :

Two-Hearted River
While Nick walked through the little stretch of meadow alongside the stream, trout had jumped high out of water. Now as he looked down the river, the insects must be settling on the surface, for the trout were feeding steadily all down the stream. As far down the long stretch as he could see, the trout were rising, making circles all down the surface of the water, as though it were starting to rain."
from Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway.

Newberry, Mi. Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, The Two-Hearted River and its four branches run west to east across northern Luce County for over 100 miles. The system made famous by the Ernest Hemingway "Nick Adams Stories" bears the same name and drains a watershed of over 180 square miles of mostly remote lowland forests, marsh and bog. The high quality of the tea-colored water reflects relatively undisturbed natural conditions. The Two-hearted is the only Michigan stream to be designated a wilderness river under the states Natural Rivers program. Most of it can be fly-fished and fishing pressure on the upper reaches is low to moderate. It is canoeable from the High Bridge on County Road 407 to the mouth. At the mouth is the Rainbow Lodge. Motel, Store,and Canoe Rentals. (906-658-3357) Motels and Resorts around Newberry. Guide Service. Mel's Guide Service (906-293-3760)