Here's a little Michigan Ghost Town that has very little written about it – even in the 'Michigan Ghost Town' books. It's the little village of Pines, located in the Upper Peninsula's Schoolcraft County.

All that's left is a building that looks like it might have been a little roadside cafe' or restaurant, a couple of deserted homes, maybe one or two residents, and the railroad tracks.

According to Michigan Place Names, Pines – sometimes referred to as 'The Pines' – was once a “bustling village during the lumbering years”, existing from 1880 to 1895. It was also a railroad loading station, and the tracks are still in use. Any remains of a station or depot are gone, and the only sign of anything that even resembles 'bustling' is the old cafe' building.

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Pines doesn't seem to show up on any old maps or atlases and locating any history about it is nearly impossible....and very little if there is.

A half mile east of Pines is a place called 'Creighton' (named after early railroaders the Creighton Brothers), which was nothing more than a station on the same railroad as Pines: the Detroit, Mackinaw & Marquette RR. No station, no depot, no residents, no buildings, no business, no NOTHING is in Creighton. Indeed, the main thing of interest here is the old cafe/restaurant just down the road in Pines.

If you decide to pay a visit to see the old cafe', make sure you heed the following: WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Meantime, here are some photos of the area in the following gallery...

The Ghost Town of Pines, in Schoolcraft County

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Ghost Town of Ensign

Ghost Town of Port Sheldon

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