Bark River & Harris
Bark River, situated in Delta County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is located on U.S. Highway 2 and Highway 41 near the Bark River. A Civil War hero named Captain Charles Pease is said to have been the first settler. He was a guide for land speculator Lars Kovala, and he settled in the town in 1871.
Bark River International Raceway, owned by the Bark River Lions Club, is host to off-road and TORC Series professional racing.
Harris, located in Menominee County, is named after postmaster Michael B. Harris, a lumberman and state senator who settled in the town in 1875.
The Island Resort Casino at W399 Highway 2 & 41 in Harris is described as the Upper Peninsula’s Premier Casino and Golf Course. Along with gaming, guests can relax and enjoy live entertainment, dining, and a spa. Sweetgrass is a challenging 18-hole golf club that opened in 2008.
The Bark River-Harris School District is the home of the Broncos. The district provides a strong educational base for students, coupled with a warm, rural atmosphere.