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Magnetic Hill
Rose City, Michigan

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Head East from the stoplight on 33 in Rose City, travel about 3 miles on Rose City Rd, turn left on Reasoner Rd (heading North) and travel several miles crossing Heath Rd. Reasoner Rd. ends at a curve at the top of the magnetic hill.


© 1998 Scott O. Kuznicki, used with permission

© 1998 Scott O. Kuznicki, used with permission

WARNING. You are on a public road! Obey all traffic signs and rules. Where there are hills there are blind spots. Always bring someone to watch for other traffic. Never try the hill when the road is wet and slippery or during inclement winter weather conditions.
With caution, position your car at a "
bottom" of the hill and put your car in neutral. Take your foot off the brake and you will experience the thrill of your car not only climbing the hill by itself, but gaining speed as it goes. Look out for other traffic.

After trying this natural phenomenon you may question it's causes. Well, we don't want to disappoint you, but whether it is called a Magnetic Hill, Gravity Hill, Mystery Hill or Electric Brae it is an optical illusion. It has nothing to do with magnetic fields, electricity or unknown forces working along mysterious lines.

Area Information
Rose City is located on M-33 in northern Ogemaw County. The county is named after the Indian title "chief" which in Chippewa is pronounced: "Ogema." The land was originally platted in 1840. The county was organized in 1875, when the first settlers arrived near Ogemaw Springs and set up a lumber mill.
Rose City began in 1875 when Allen S. Rose moved here from New York and built a general store. The town was originally named Churchill, until 1892 when the railroad came through and it was renamed Rose City. It was incorporated into a city in 1905. This city has survived over the years as a result of tourism and its location to so many lakes and streams in the scenic surrounding area, including Houghton Creek, which runs through town. Other prominent cities in Ogemaw County: Prescott and West Branch.

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Directions/Instructions 'Mystic Michigan Part 2' by Mark Jager
Picture(s) © 1998 Scott O. Kuznicki, used with permission
Area Information

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