Mount Arvon in Baraga County, Michigan

Source: Atlas Obscura

Mount Arvon

In a maze of logging roads in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan stands Mount Arvon, the state’s highest point at 1,979 feet above sea level. However, until recently, another peak nearby was thought to have that title.

The Huron Mountains are well-eroded peaks from the Precambrian period, and their tops have been worn smooth. A neighboring peak of Mount Arvon, Mount Curwood was listed as the highest point in the state until a 1982 survey found that Arvon was a mere 11 inches higher. Some maps to this day may list Curwood as the state’s pinnacle.

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