Category Archive: Michigan

7 Kinds of Mushrooms, 5 Waterfalls, 3 Happy Dogs, 1 Bullfrog, Tons of Thimbleberries, Way Lots of Mud, and an Ungodly Amount of Mosquitos: Hiking the North Country Trail to Black River Harbor

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent our first day with Teri and Grey hiking a segment of the North Country Trail. This 6 mile (one way) section cuts through mature… Continue reading

Visiting Teri and Grey in the UP and Some Northwoods Adventures

Our destination after crossing the border from Ontario was Marquette, Michigan where Tom’s cousin Ken and wife Geri live. We visited them 3 summers ago when we did our tour of Lake Superior… 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

Waterfall Madness and Possible Trespassing

A I mentioned in my last post, we were back in the western Upper Peninsula which meant we had another opportunity to visit with our friends Teri and Grey. Just like our previous… Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain, Big Bay Lighthouse, and More Lake Superior Shoreline

While staying with Tom’s cousin and his wife we had a day in which we went out and did our own exploring. Starting at Sugarloaf Mountain, we climbed the short trail to the… Continue reading

Canyon Falls and Presque Isle Park

We were a bit bummed to leave the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula but excited to get to Marquette to visit with Tom’s cousin. The drive was only a few hours but we all needed… Continue reading

Manganese Falls, Estivant Pines Sanctuary, Copper Harbor, and Fort Wilkins State Park

After setting up camp in Fort Wilkins State Park just outside the town of Copper Harbor we took Manganese Road out to Manganese Falls, a forty-ish foot cascade within a gorge. Of course… Continue reading