|Newberry - The Official Moose Capital of Michigan|
More moose sightings in Luce County than any other county in the State of Michigan!
Make a trip to the Moose Capital of Michigan. It's a unique place set between the Great Lakes!
|Meet Moe Moose! |
Newberry's Official Moose Mascot - proudly representing Newberry & the Tahquamenon Area.
Moe the Moose - Poem by Kyotee Island Krew
I was floating down the Tahquamenon
One warm and summer day,
When I saw a monster slurping
Tea-colored water from the bay.
He slowly raised his head,
His antlers oh so wide.
I knew he saw me tremble
I searched out a place to hide.
|When he let out this awful snorting|
I got goosebumps to my toe,
Then I thought I heard him whisper,
"Hello kid, my name is Moe."
As I sat still and watched him,
I had no further fear.
He was quiet, polite and gentle,
But man, he was big for a deer!
That is when I remembered
I was in the county they call Luce,
And standing proudly before me
Was their magnificent Moe the Moose!
- Diet: Eats plants
- Family: Deer
- Habitat: coniferous forests - near lakes, marshes and rivers
- Size: 8 1/4 to 9 3/4 ft tall!
- Moose are great swimmers!
- Most often gives birth to a single calf - rarely twins.
- Feeds on woody plants in winter.
- Feeds on water plants in summer.
- Moose have a life expectancy of 8 to 25 years.
- They can weigh up to 1,500 pounds!
|A Memorable Day - In 2002, the House and the Senate declared that Newberry Michigan would be recognized as the Official Moose Capital of Michigan! The Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce displays the Senate Resolution Number 259 and the House of Representatives resolution Number 572 with pride. Visitors and locals alike gathered their photos and stories about their own personal encounters with area moose to the Chamber. It was a proud day for the Tahquamenon Area.|
|Most sightings do occur in the Tahquamenon State Park and north of Newberry. The area and terrain is a perfect setting for the lifestyle of the moose.|
This is Moose Country and we invite you to discover the beauty and majesty of our area! Check out our entire website to explore the many year-round activities that you can enjoy right here in the Moose Capital!