Newberry is the Official Moose Capital of Michigan. There are more moose sightings in Luce County than any other county in Michigan. Make sure to visit our Newberry Lodging Page and stay with Comfort Inn of Newberry.

Offical Moose Capital of Michigan
Make Your Next Vacation in Moose Country!

Newberry is located in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  It is the Official Moose Capital of Michigan.
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There are more moose sightings in Luce County than any other county in the State of Michigan.

Make a trip to the Moose Capital of Michigan. It's a unique place set between the Great Lakes.  You may see a wild moose or perhaps our mascot Moe Moose!   Make sure to check out our wonderful accommodations under our Newberry Lodging Page and stay with Comfort Inn Hotel of Newberry.

Newberry's Official Moose Mascot - Poem by Kyotee Island Krew

I was floating down the Tahquamenon
One warm and summer day,
When I saw a monster slurping
Tea-colored water from the bay.
He slowly raised his head,
His antlers oh so wide.
I knew he saw me tremble
I searched out a place to hide.

When he let out this awful snorting
I got goosebumps to my toe,
Then I thought I heard him whisper,
"Hello kid, my name is Moe."
As I sat still and watched him,
I had no further fear.
He was quiet, polite and gentle,
But man, he was big for a deer!

That is when I remembered
I was in the county they call Luce,
And standing proudly before me
Was their magnificent Moe the Moose!

This is Moose Country and we invite you to discover the beauty and majesty of our area. Check out our entire website to explore the many year-round activities that you can enjoy right here in the Moose Capital!
In 2002, the House and the Senate declared that Newberry Michigan would be recognized as the Official Moose Capital of Michigan!

The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce displays the Senate Resolution Number 259 and the House of Representatives resolution Number 572 with pride. Visitors and locals alike gathered their photos

and stories about their own personal encounters with area moose to the Chamber. It was a proud day for the Tahquamenon Area.

Most sightings do occur in the Tahquamenon State Park and north of Newberry. The area and terrain is a perfect setting for the lifestyle of the moose.  Planning a trip to the Moose Capital?  Make sure to check out our wonderful accommodations under our Newberry Lodging Page and stay with Comfort Inn Hotel of Newberry.

Photo by Cindy Ellsworth of Newberry Michigan