Monthly Archive: November, 2015

Singer Castle and Boldt Castle Tours

Our last day in the Thousand Islands we decided to get back out on the water to visit the famous Boldt Castle. Since we were not going to do any additional hikes in… Continue reading

Abby vs. The Porcupine. Or, Wellesley Island State Park

After a relaxing boat tour the previous afternoon we decided to get outside and explore a bit so we drove over the first segment of the Thousand Islands Bridge to Wellesley Island for… Continue reading

A Thousand Islands and 864 More

The Thousand Islands Region is a group of islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway located between the northern border of New York state and the southern border of Ontario. Due to the shorelines… Continue reading

Thirty Mile Lighthouse and Chimney Bluffs State Park

The gorgeous Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario was one of the most lovely I’ve visited. Built in 1875, the lighthouse reflects Victorian architectural tastes and has many orate touches including cut… Continue reading

Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist, and the Niagara Power Generation Plant

The morning after we viewed the falls from the Canadian side, we crossed the Rainbow International Bridge to New York, stopping at Niagara Falls State Park. From there we caught an early morning… Continue reading

Niagara Falls, Finally

Somewhat incredibly, this was my first visit to Niagara Falls. I grew up in southern New York and lived in New England before I started traveling, yet I had never been – for… Continue reading

Tahquamenon Falls State Park and a Gorgeous Sunset

Our last stop on the Lake Superior Circle Tour was Tahquamenon Falls State Park, located on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. Though there are both lower and upper falls along the… Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm. Or, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 2: Kayaking the Cliffs

After seeing a 15 mile stretch of the coast on the boat cruise, we planned a few hours worth of kayaking in order to get up close to the stained sandstone cliffs and… Continue reading

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Part 1: Sunset Cruise Along the Cliffs

At the end of our first full day at Pictured Rocks we boarded one of the cruises that tour the western section of the lakeshore. Hoping to see the evening sun on the… Continue reading

Swimming and Waterfall Hiking in Munising, Michigan

On our drive east to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore we were able to see wonderful views of Lake Superior from the road, whetting our appetite for some time spent on the water. Luckily… Continue reading