Rockport State Park is one of Michigan’s newest and most unique state parks. From 1914 until the end of the 1950s the site operated as a quarry loading freighters that carried the stone all around the Great Lakes. The foundations of the loading dock still stretch out into the crystal clear blue water of Lake Huron north of Alpena.
Stone from the quarry was used for the base of the towers on the Mackinac Bridge. After the quarry closed the buildings and structures were removed and the land sat vacant. In 2012 the site was converted into a state park allowing visitors to hike and explore the rocky landscape. You can still find remnants of structures and machinery along some of the trails in the old quarry.
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