I have visited a lot of cemeteries in Michigan doing research and the Holy Angels Cemetery on Sugar Island has to be one of the most secluded cemeteries in Michigan. The cemetery is also known as Payment Cemetery because many of the people buried in the old graveyard were from the nearby town of Payment. Michael G. Payment started a settlement on the shores of Sugar Island in 1845 and traded with the local Indians. In 1853 Bishop Baraga started a church that still stands today. You can see my post about it HERE
Behind the church, about 200 yards uphill, is the old cemetery. It was a somewhat difficult hike up a rocky path and I imagine it would be challenging to get landscaping equipment back there. The cemetery has a lot of tall grass and ferns growing among the tombstones and wooden crosses marking the graves of people laid to rest decades ago.
If you want to visit this burial ground you have to take a ferry to the island then head over to the church then hike up the hill to reach it, so yeah, I think it is one of the most remote cemeteries in Michigan.
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