Mac Road
Exact Location:
Lake County- there are two NCT crossings of Mac Road. The closest to the historic MacDougall Lodge is near Bowman Lake
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Mac Road
Mac Road near Bowman Semi-Primitive Area, 1957 aerial photo (photo courtesy of the Lake County Road Commission)

Mac (sometimes spelled Mack) Road runs north-south through Lake County. It is not continuous, but short segments can be found in several places. Its name comes from the MacDougall Lodge, which was built in 1909 by the MacDougall family.

Grant MacDougall
Grant MacDougall, about 1960 (photo courtesy of the Lake County Historical Society)
In the mid 1900's Grant MacDougall designed a boat suitable for poling which was used for guided trips on the Pere Marquette river, originating at the Lodge. One of these unique boats is on display at the Lake County Museum in Baldwin.

MacDougall boats on the Pere Marquette River
MacDougall boats on the Pere Marquette River (photo courtesy of the Lake County Historical Society)
The North Country Trail crosses Mac Road just south of 56th St (off the bottom of the aerial map), and again just south of McCarthy Lake.

Also see:
Bowman Semi-Primitive Area
McCarthy Lake
Pere Marquette River

Lake County Historical Society
Lake County Road Commission
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