Where Year-Round Outdoor Recreation Is at a Premium ...
LOCATED ON THE EASTERN TIP OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY, IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.
Olmsted Turnout in located on the north end of Malette Park, and provides is home to our Information Station, where you can find details of upcoming community events and brochures about surrounding attractions. Plus we have a viewing platform with benches overlooking the St Mary's River and shipping channel, a picnic table and charcoal grill. Our picnic table and grill are near parking allowing for easy access by all.
Passage Park is at the gateway to and from Drummond Island. The park is located along the west shores of the St. Mary's River where Elizabeth Street empties onto Drummond Island Ferry. Construction of this park is underway, and will include: Parking for Drummond Island Ferry, benches and picnic tables, dog waste stations, and amazing freighter and boat watching. (Property is owned by EUPTA and Park is maintained by DeTour village)
Bid Munro Natural Trail is on the north end of DeTour Botanical Gardens, and is under design and development. We hope to have walking trails looped through the property that will begin on the corner of Ontario and Huron Streets and wind through natural terrain, leading to two foot bridges escorting you into Botanical Gardens. Along the route you will see plants and trees that attract birds and butterflies, multiple bird houses, and a beautiful view of the St Mary's River.
We are always looking for additional people to share their fresh ideas, talents and time with us.
We meet at 6pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at DeTour Village Hall.
If you're interested in learning more about our committee, of you're interested in joining us, please call Susie Baker at 269-501-5160.
Parks & Recreation
Located one block off our main street, Veterans Park is home to many of our community celebrations. A large covered pavilion with picnic tables, kitchen facility, and stage, it's great for family gatherings, impromptu celebrations and just plain hanging out. Veterans Park boasts a basketball hoop, adjoining playground, and large open area for games. We are in the midst of a multi-phase project to add a Veterans Circle, Pickleball Courts, Restroom(s) and update our basketball court. We will also be adding a Veterans Tribute Wall dedicated to local men and women who gave of themselves to our country.
If you'd like to reserve the pavilion for a planned event please contact Village Hall at 906-297-5471.
What a gem this park this is. Situated along the St Mary's River on the south end of town (on Ontario St), the Botanical Gardens provide visitors quiet peaceful walking paths through several individually designed and maintained memorial garden spaces. Benches along the beach offer freighter viewing while resting.
Relax at One of Our Parks
Bring the family and all your friends for a day of fun ... spring, summer, and fall alike. Located just south of town on M-134, Malette Park offers families a great picnic, swimming, fishing, and boating spot on the St Mary's River. With tables and grills, and plenty of shade, you can relax all day. A public launch within walking distance of this park allows all around fun. Also a great spot for kayaking and freighter watching.
In memory of a Dr. Shula Giddens, a former resident, school teacher and coach, Shula Giddens Park is located on the shores of the St Mary's River on the south end of town, and invites you into our community.
Back in the day this was THE spot. All the kids in town headed to the fishing pier to swim, fish, and just plain hang out. It's a nice place to dip your toes into the cool water of the St Mary's ... and maybe take a swim out to Frying Pan Island. It's attached to the south end of our Botanical Gardens, and provides parking and respite to those enjoying our gardens. It's also a great spot to view freighters.
| NAME || PHONE |
|Susie Baker||269-501-5160|| Chairman |
|Floyd Baker||269-720-2127||Shula Giddens Lead|
|Jimmy Bobbie Hunt||906-322-6559|
Malette Park Lead
Hiking Trail Lead
|Kris Kelley||906-297-5071||Botanical Garden Lead|
|Bill Murray||517-285-7315||Pickleball Lead|
|Matt Schultz||906-440-4219||Veterans Park Lead|