A Very Beautiful Trip

We really enjoy your magazine and this year we did the Circle Tour, something we’ve been going to do for a long time! So we decided to go clockwise, starting in Michigan.

We tent camped most of the way and stayed with friends in Ashland, Wisconsin. We had our kayaks along and our friends had their canoe. We met interesting people in every place we stopped! We started on August 16th and ended on September 1st. The best spot for birding was our campsite at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. We were in the “rustic” area and right on Marie Louise Lake. There were lots of migrating warblers in the trees around our campsite. Not that I could identify them all, but it was fun to see them and try. Plus we heard loons every morning and night and also a barred owl that would not be quiet! There was also good fishing in that lake (as well as delicious thimbleberries and raspberries).

Our best campsite as far as beautiful view was probably at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park near Rossport. We had a huge site right on Lake Superior and it was so nice to fall asleep hearing the waves. (They also had laundry facilities, which was very welcome!) Another favorite place was Pukaskwa National Park, besides being beautiful, with lots of places to paddle and explore, they had free WiFi in the visitor’s center!

It was a very beautiful trip, with only 2 nights of rain. The weather was much warmer than we expected and we actually went swimming, or at least got all the way wet in Lake Superior!

Barb & Scott Myckowiak, Charlotte, Michigan
Dave & Sarah Hopkins, Battle Creek, Michigan