The Grafton tourism industry remains strong as we head toward winter, according to the city's mayor. Tourism continues to be the town's biggest economic engine, and several venues that offer wedding accommodations seem to be doing a good business, as well as many of the other all-season bar and restaurant attractions.

Grafton Mayor Rick Eberlin tells The Big Z the eagles are already returning to the region.

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Eberlin notes there are great views from the various bed and breakfasts that overlook the river, as well as from several vantage points at Pere Marquette State Park.

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