Kitch-Iti-Kipi Springs

I went to Kitch-iti-kipi Springs for the first time. (It’s in the U.P. of Michigan) I was expecting to see lots of people and fish. But I got a bonus. There were lots of dogs too! For some reason this seems to be the place to bring your furry friends. I thought it was great because they’re part of the family too!

Good News! It’s wheelchair accessible. I think this is the only rough spot. This spring is in a State Park.

That raft out there is what you go out on to see the spring.

Right away we saw these three dogs waiting patiently for their boat ride to see the fish.

I was told that this spring never freezes – and it’s in Michigan! It’s no wonder the fish love it here and they grow pretty big.

This opening is in the middle of the raft so you can get a good view.

Love this one. He’s Huge!

When you’re looking down at this, you don’t notice it at first but then you see that it’s bubbling up down there. Pretty neat.

Big Fish. Little Fish. (I’m sounding like a Dr. Seuss book)

This gentleman volunteered to be our Captain. I don’t know if this is how it works all the time, but no one was there to take the raft out, so someone had to volunteer to turn the wheel that pulls the raft along the ropes.

These people and that big, little doggie are looking down at the opening in the raft.

As you can see; Kitch-iti-kipi has gone to the dogs. And that’s a good thing!

4 Thoughts

  1. Looks exactly how I imagine the UP to be. I’ve been there a bit, but it was many ago. We also didn’t travel very far north into it. I do wonder what is the origin of the “Kitch-Iti-Kipi” name. Does it translate to the Big Spring? The raft is a unique and fun feature – for people and the dogs! Thanks for your post.

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  2. I looked it up. You were right. “Big cold Spring” in Ojibwe. If you love the wilderness, the UP is a great place to be. Click on my Menu: then Adventures and you’ll find several UP posts. Porcupine Mountains, etc. Also, my Waterfalls category has 48 of the UP waterfalls. I’ve gone there the last 4 years for my vacation and plan on continuing to do it. There’s so much to see. I just love it up there.

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  3. There are so many wonderful, beautiful places to see and explore up there. I am always torn between telling people how beautiful it is or not…. I dont want it to ever be ruined!

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