5 Ghost Towns in Michigan to Visit 


Crescent is a ghost town situated on the west shore of North Manitou Island, located off the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County, Michigan.


From 1867 to 1891, Fayette was a bustling manufacturing community in the Upper Peninsula along the shores of Lake Michigan that made charcoal pig iron.


Having been established in 1910, Freda was a relative newcomer to the Michigan mining scene when it was developed — and it also lasted longer than most.

Glen Haven

Glen Haven is one of the most unique ghost towns in Michigan because it’s currently in the midst of a revival. Located not far from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the town was a settlement that developed in the middle of the 19th century.

Port Crescent

Found in Michigan’s Thumb region near Port Austin, Port Crescent was a town that once thrived thanks to the lumber industry.

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