Directions to Guppy Lake

4680 Wissmiller Rd
Greenbush, MI 48738
(989) 739-8243

Longitude: -83.3344 W
Latitutde: 44.5682 N
Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/guppylake

Please drive carefully when you get close, animals abound.

From Ann Arbor (~3.5 hours): Take US 23 north past Flint as it merges with I-75. Follow I-75/US-23 past the Tri Cities Area

From the Tri Cities Airport (~2 hours): Turn right leaving the airport. Go a couple miles to US 10. Take US 10 east to I-75. Although this interchange is the very heart of the Tri Cities area, gridlock is rare.

From the Tri Cities (Saginaw/Midland/Bay City) (~2 hours): Take I-75 north until US-23 splits off from it at exit 188. Follow US 23 north up Michigan's "Sunrise Side," passing through Standish, Omer, Au Gres, "the Tawases," and Oscoda. Oscoda will be your last glimpse of something like civilization -- it's a place where you can eat and get gas.

From Oscoda (~10 minutes): Take US 23 north about ten miles to the southern outskirts of the Greater Greenbush Metropolitan Area. Slow down after the Red Rooster, a restaurant on the left.

In Greater Greenbush (see maps below): On US-23, find Smith Rd (0.6 miles north of Red Rooster, 50 feet south of Blue Haven). Go west ~300 meters on Smith (take a detour if it's very muddy). Turn left (south) when it ends at Cedar Lake Rd., go ~400 more yards, and turn right (west) on Wissmiller Rd.. The first driveway, on the left, is the site of the future Guppy Lake Restoration Retreat, also known as the "motel six" (4790 Wissmiller). Our main driveway (4680 Wissmiller) is the *second* driveway on the left, AFTER the lake and just BEFORE the railroad crossing.

From the North (Alpena -- ~50 minutes): Take US 23 (turn left leaving the airport) south past Ossineke, Harrisville, and right through the heart of downtown Greenbush. (Watch carefully or you'll miss it -- it's just south of the railroad crossing.) Slow down as you approach the southern outskirts of the Greater Greenbush Metropolitan Area. Turn right immediately after passing the Blue Haven on the left.

Radio stations: NPR 95.7 FM, CBC 93.5 FM, Oldies 96.1 FM, Classic Rock 103.3 FM

Weather: Typically 10-15 F cooler than Ann Arbor

Hospitals: Click here for information on the nearest hospitals

Maps of Guppy Lake and Vicinity

The Big Picture

The Little Picture

The General Location

The Immediate Neighborhood

The SPAA (Society for the Preservation of ASCII Art) Version

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N             #========|=========\\DG  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
             #       DG|DG      DG\\DG  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
            #          |           \\     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
           #         S |            \\  U   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@   @@@@
    PPPP  #          t |============ \\  S   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ L @@@@
    PPP  #           a |   Gruff Rd.  \\      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@ a @@@@
    PP  #            t |               \\  2   @@@@@@@@@@@@@ k @@@@
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| r #     old        d |                   |       @@@@@@@@@ r @@@@
| F #     quarry     a |                   |  BH   @@@@@@@@@ o @@@@
| a #     area       r | Smith Rd. (dirt)  |  BH   @@@@@@@@@ n @@@@
| r #                  |===================|       @@@@@@@@@   @@@@
| m #                L | C (avoid if muddy)|       @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
|   #                k | e                 |       @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
| R #                  | d                 | U     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
| d #  Wissmiller Rd.  | a                 | S     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
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Legend:  @ Lake Huron         =  E/W road         # Railroad tracks
         O Cedar Lake         |  N/S road        BH Blue Haven
         o Guppy Lake         ~  Marina/boats    RR Red Rooster
         !*! Chez Borenstein  DG Downtown Greenbush
         PP Public Park        (tavern/gas/convenience store,
           (nice bike ride)     post office w/free library)
         !=! Future site of Guppy Lake Restoration Retreat
                 (Currently the "motel six")