CLIMATE: Cold, snowy winters; warm summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late Spring to early Fall
Cliff was located off US41/M-26, a few miles south of Phoenix; Cliff was later known as Clifton.
Cliff, Michigan (Cliff Mine)
There are signs on US41 indicating that a cemetery is through the woods on a trail. A local resident and Park Ranger told me that if you find the cemetery and continue on the trail until it crosses a creek you will find two other small cemeteries. One for German Ancestry and one for Protestants ( I think he said protestants). I did not verify this info because black flies were quite bad. The sign for cliff with an arrow pointing towards the woods is there, just as he said.
|Cliff was the post office for the Cliff Mine, one of the most productive mines of the Copper Peninsula; it was first settled in the 1840s, and when the post office opened in the 1870s, had over 400 residents. But, like many other mines n the region, the boom did not last long: by 1887, the post office closed and today there is nothing left. Submitted by: Kurt Wenner