The park is named for Archibald Thompson, from Barre Ontario, who set-up a lumber camp here in 1878.
In a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, there are six miles of Lake Huron shoreline and 4,800 acres preserved and available for hiking.
We set out on a short trail to find the lake, but it was so nice that we walked another two miles.
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. This free museum is well worth a visit. Six thousand square feet of exhibits show the maritime history of the area through models, video, and a few hands-on activities.
AJ's Berry Farm. They are a Harvest Hosts Member site. Seeing that a strong storm front was predicted to come through overnight, we opted to continue on to Beth's sister's house in Gaylord.
Harvest Hosts members and they insisted that we go out and pick some raspberries. Beth found enough to have on her cereal for a couple of delicious mornings.
One more plug for the GLMHC in Alpena. If you visit, you can walk through a partial replica of an old schooner as it would have been in a bad storm on the lake. Check out how it affects the lamps on board...