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hank's general store

Hank's General Store, also known to the local's as Connie's, Helmer Grocery or Taylor Market has been a staple in the community since 1910. The current name is after the very well known and life long resident "Hank" Ketola, the current owners late Grandfather.


Our Area

Helmer is located in the Upper Peninsula about 15 miles west of Newberry. Located deep in the heart of the vast Lake Superior State Forest - a forest full of lakes, streams, woods, and wetlands.

Visit the Tahquamenon Falls, the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi outside of Niagara Falls. Enjoy unspoiled beauty, unique history and the Great Lakes.

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Newberry Michigan offers a great snowmobile adventure for family and friends to enjoy. TASA (The Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association) grooms and maintains 128 miles of snowmobile trails that connect to other area trail systems that reach out throughout the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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