Category Archive: Michigan

The Wild, Fantastic Coastline of the Keweenaw Peninsula

I mentioned in my last post how wild and untamed the coast of the peninsula is and how I love it, but it’s worth restating. Still traveling north towards the tip of the… Continue reading

Keweenaw Peninsula Love: Eagle River Falls, Tempestuous Coast, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, and More

The Keweenaw Peninsula is gorgeous. Like, if they didn’t get an average of 300 inches of snow a year (yes, you’re reading that correctly), I would consider living there someday. The peninsula has… Continue reading

Keweenaw National Historical Park: Coppertown Mining Museum and Touring Quincy Mine and Hoist

The Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrates the history and the stories of the copper mining industry on the Keweenaw Peninsula through the preservation of almost two dozen heritage sites and museums. The copper… Continue reading

A Wonderful Whirlwind of a Day in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Continuing to be the wonderful hosts that they are, Teri and Grey had a fantastic full day planned for us the following day. We started off on a hike along the Presque Isle… Continue reading

Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill and Black River Falls, Ottawa National Forest

Crossing back into the upper peninsula of Michigan we made our first stop to visit our friends Teri and Grey whom we met hiking Sleeping Giant. They had had many excellent suggestions for… 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