There will be a new state recreation area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources is buying 2,300 acres from Wisconsin Electric Power Company for a little more than $2.5 million dollars.
There are two tracts of land. Both include frontage along the Menominee River.
Piers Gorge, near the village of Norway, features class IV whitewater and rapids popular among kayakers.
Quiver Falls includes scenic rocky gorges and is adjacent to an existing Natural Area along the river.
The new recreation area will be the first operated jointly by natural resource departments in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The land will be purchased using the state's Natural Resources Trust Fund and the DNR Land Exchange Fund.