Want to walk on the wild side in Michigan? Do you love animals, but you’re tired of the same old zoos and animal enclosures? If this sounds like you, then you need to plan a visit to Oswald’s Bear Ranch in the Upper Peninsula city of Newberry, MI. As the name implies, this ranch is home to many bear who roam free and live in their natural habitat. Visitors can experience black bears up close without the threat of danger. Since black bears usually avoid human interaction, this park is especially interesting as it gives people the opportunity to see a normally reclusive animal.
Oswald’s Bear Ranch is the largest bear-only ranch in the US. This bear rescue sanctuary is home to nearly 30 black bears that are living the good life. Created to mimic the Michigan black bear’s natural habitat, the landscape allows the bears to climb trees, wrestle with each other, nap in the sun, and even play in a waterfall. You will not see any cages at this bear ranch. Who are the lucky bears who get to call the Oswald’s Bear Ranch home? The ranch rescues bears who have been abused or abandoned and works to rehabilitate them.