We completed the Lake Superior Circle tour the first week of August. We left from Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Saturday July 30th and headed to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with four other riders.
Saturday night we stayed at Brimley State Park. Sunday morning Frank and I left the other four and headed for Copper Harbor, Michigan, via Whitefish Point. We didn’t make it that far the first day. We stayed in a state park again the second night. Monday we rode through Houghton/Hancock up to Copper Harbor and back down into Wisconsin towards Duluth. We ran into rain late in the day and stayed in a motel called Sleepy Hollow about 20 miles short of Superior. It was a very nice motel.
Tuesday in the off-and-on rain we rode through Duluth, Minnesota, and on up to Thunder Bay, Ontario, where we stayed in Thunder Bay KOA. Wednesday we rode to Wawa, Ontario, and stayed the night at the Good Sam campground north of town. Thursday we returned back to the USA and traveled through the Sault again and back to Hoeft State Park to stay the night. Friday we rode the entire east coast of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan including the thumb down to Port Huron and stayed at Algonac State Park. Saturday August 6th we got up and headed for home via U.S. 12 along the southern end of Michigan and back up to the Kalamazoo area.
We had a great time and put a lot of miles on our bikes. We didn’t stop at every place we could have due to time restrictions, but we were able to take in a few. Some of the stops were the mountain at Copper Harbor, Grand High Falls, Ouimet Canyon, Agawa pictographs, Agawa Indian Crafts, Soo Locks, Whitefish Point and the Antlers Bar in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. We traveled around 2,400 miles total and had very little trouble other than getting stung by a bee near Thunder Bay.
John Rounds, Lawton, Michigan
Frank Roberts, Kalamazoo, Michigan