Did you know The Big Spring, known as Kitch-iti-kipi was named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians? Located in Palms Book State Park in Manistique, this spring is a spectacular place to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Some might even say it is magical.
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Hop aboard the raft that will take you across the bubbling emerald green springs. I love the middle viewing area as the water is so crystal clear! It offers a great view of the fish and the magical bubbling springs. The raft has a roof so you are able to see the fish very clearly without the glare from the sun.
Someone in your party will need to operate the crank that propels the raft along a guided line. There is no charge to ride the raft and you can go as many times as you like. We rode it for about a half hour as we were enjoying the experience so much.
Isn't it fascinating to watch the spring bubbling up from below the fish? For me, it is just so mesmerizing!!
We arrived at Big Spring or Kitch-iti-kipi around 7:00 pm the night we arrived. We definitely were awarded with better photos than the following late morning when the sun was higher.
Kitch-iti-kipi is a breathtaking natural springs that is unlike any experience we have ever had.
You will need a state park pass and there is no charge to take the raft across the spring.
We recommend wearing bug spray as there can be mosquitoes in the woods.
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