Outdoor activities are endless featuring something for everyone in all four seasons. De Tour Public Marina, De Tour Reef Lighthouse, De Tour State Forest Campground, Cranberry Lake Trail, The Rock Drummond Island, Little Traverse and De Tour Peninsula are destinations for incredible recreation. There are also year-round festivals like Snowman Contest, Street Art Fair, Salmonfest and a concert series.
A 33-acre business park is the anchor of the De Tour Village, MI economy. Tourism and the fishing industry are also important anchors locally. War Memorial Hospital has provided healthcare services for more than 100 years. WMH features a state-of-the-art emergency department and 30,000-square-foot rehabilitation center. De Tour Area Schools provides educational opportunities for K-12 students through several schools.
Chippewa County’s well-defined seasons are classified as a warm-summer humid continental climate with warm/short summers and long/cold winters. The county receives 109 inches of snow and 31 inches of rainfall each year with measurable precipitation on 84 days. Sunshine is typical on 156 days annually.
Water commerce ignited development in the region. Warren Township was organized and named after the first postmaster in 1850. The name was changed in 1856 and Detour was incorporated in 1899 with Mascoutin, Ottawa and Chippewa Native Americans being the earliest inhabitants. In 1961, the town was officially renamed De Tour Village.