Stop and visit us in Nahma Township

In the Heart of the Hiawatha!

Nahma Township is located in Delta County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The eastern border of  Nahma township is located approximately 21 miles west of Manistique; and the western border is located about 25 miles east of Escanaba.  The Northern border of Nahma Township extends north to with 20 miles of Lake Superior and South to Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan.

Hiawatha National ForestNahma boat launch

Notices & Updates

Nahma Township Blight Prevention Ordinance – No: 1-94

Amended June 7, 2021 – Click to view and download

Nahma DNR Trailhead Dedicated

November 7th – Click to view photos from the event

A Rich History

historic deer huntersMain Street in Nahma

Nahma is a historic lumbering/saw mill community that was established as early as 1856. In the Heydays of the Big Bay de Noquet Company (lumber) the company employed over 1200 workers. After the timber resource was exhausted the entire town of Nahma was put up for sale in 1951. This was featured in Life Magazine and newspapers across the country. Nahma is located in Nahma Township. Approximately 68 percent (75,000 acres) of Nahma Township’s land area is federally owned (Hiawatha National Forest). Water resources abound as numerous streams, inland lakes and approximately 14 miles of Big Bay de Noc shoreline exist within the Township. These natural features, and the recreational opportunities that go along with them, attract both tourists and seasonal residents. Nahma’s northern township border is just 19 miles from Lake Superior.

Nahma Township is a sportsman’s fantasy. The abundance of water, open public land and wildlife create a condition for fishermen, hunters, trappers, boaters, kayakers, off road riders, hikers, horseback riders and all outdoorsman where many sporting opportunities can be undertaken all in the same area. Nahma Township being in the Hiawatha Nation Forest and abutting the over 107,000 acres of Big Bay de Noc is a prime recreation location for those that live in the area and those that plan to visit the Upper Peninsula. Gordon Lightfoot’s song captures Big Bay de Noc out from Nahma: “Old (Lake) Michigan steams like a young man’s dream; the Islands and Bays are for Sportsmen.”

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