Mount Arvon - L'Anse, Michigan

Mt. Arvon - The highest point in Michigan

 

mount arvon mapThe Huron Mountains are located in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, mostly in Marquette and Baraga counties, overlooking Lake Superior.

Mount Arvon is a few miles from Mount Curwood, which for years had been designated as Michigan's highest spot until a resurvey in 1982 with modern technology determined that Mount Arvon is one foot taller than Mount Curwood.

Mount Arvon is about 12 miles east of L'Anse, although it is about a 26-mile drive from the city as much of it lies on winding logging roads.  When you reach the summit of Mount Arvon you can sign the visitors log to record your visit.

The area is great for winter sports due to heavy lake-effect snow from Lake Superior. No official weather records are maintained in the mountains, but annual snowfall averages easily exceed 200 inches across the entire range. Some higher elevations probably average over 250 inches.  A community called Herman receives an unofficial average of 236 inches per season.