Monthly Archive: August, 2015

Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Part 2: Orphan Lake Trail

Orphan Lake is an 8km trail through boreal forest that provides fantastic overlooks of both Orphan Lake and Lake Superior before descending several hundred feet to the mouth of the Baldhead River. The… Continue reading

Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Part 1

Lake Superior Provincial Park, located on the southeast shore in Ontario, was the first official stop on our 7 week circle tour of Lake Superior that began the first week of June. Upon… Continue reading

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a small island in Lake Huron famous for its 19th and early 20th century quaint architecture and its exclusive use of horses for transportation that is due to a ban… Continue reading

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Michilimackinac State Park, and the Mackinac Bridge

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is gorgeous. The castle-like appearance of the 1890 Norman Revival-style lighthouse tower combined with its setting overlooking the blue and turquoise waters of the Straits of Mackinac and the… Continue reading

Colonial Michilimackinac, Fort Michilimackinac State Park

Fort Michilimackinac has an interesting history. Occupied starting in 1715, the fort served as center for fur trade for the French followed by the British before being moved in 1781 from its position… Continue reading

Roundup of Travels Through Michigan: Detroit, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouses, a Hike, and Random Exploring of the Lake Michigan Coast

Tom and I had stopped in the Detroit area to visit his brother and his family, and after the visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts we visited the massive Eastern Market and… Continue reading

Detroit Institute of Art

The Detroit Museum of Art houses a fantastic collection – wide-ranging and with emphasis on American painting – but probably the most known are the monumental murals painted in 1932 and 1933 by… Continue reading

The Henry Ford Museum, Michigan

The Henry Ford Museum (which is actually just called “The Henry Ford”) is the interior extension of the outdoor Greenfield Village that houses Ford’s original collection of historically-significant artifacts and industrial prototypes with… Continue reading

Greenfield Village, Michigan

Greenfield Village is a collection of over a hundred relocated buildings and thousands of pieces of historical machinery that are meant to recreate the ways in which Americans have lived and worked since… Continue reading

Lincoln Presidential Museum, Illinois

“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” The Lincoln Presidential Museum is a fascinating examination of the life of Abraham Lincoln and in particular the conflicts and… Continue reading