white pigeon, michigan


railroad depotWhite Pigeon, Michigan is a modern thriving village on the Great Sauk Trail which, back in the day, marked the boundary of the frontier wilderness of northern Michigan.

The village was named for an heroic Indian chief named White Pigeon. According to legend, around 1830, tribes near Detroit were planning to destroy the village in revenge for government seizure of lands.

Chief Wahbemme (white pigeon?), at great peril ran the entire distance from Detroit to warn the locals. It is said that the effort cost him his life.

White Pigeon Festivals

For local lodging options www.backroadslodging.com

For cool shopping trips www.michigangiftshops.com