Hi! Our family wants to join the Circle Tour Club!
We traveled clockwise, from Duluth to Duluth starting Aug. 9 and ending Aug. 16. There were four people in our group: me (age 41), my husband (age 42), and our daughter (11) and son (7).
We camped four nights (Rainbow Falls Provincial Park in Rossport, Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Bay Furnace near Munising, MI, and Fort Wilkins State Park on the Keeweenaw Peninsula). Our favorite campground site was Site 19 at Rainbow Falls, Rossport. Steps from the rocky shore; small, uncrowded campground. I would love to go back there! Fort Wilkins was our least favorite as it was very big, loud and crowded. We did like walking around Fort Wilkins.
We really had fun at the Paddle-to-the-Sea playground in Nipigon and walking down by the marina there. Marquette, Michigan, also has a remarkable playground next to the marina.
We had so much fun people-watching and eating ice cream at the Nipigon Drive-In on a Sunday afternoon.
We also really enjoyed exploring Tahquamegon Falls and stopping by a little coffee roaster in Calumet near Houghton, MI. Would love to go back and see more of Marquette MI and Houghton MI. Sweet Water Cafe in Marquette is great for fresh, local, organic meals and treats.
The Fairfield Inn in Sault Ste. Marie is wonderful with great decor and a great breakfast!
Loved walking around the rocky shore in Grand Marais on Saturday afternoon and seeing a couple of bridal couples getting their photos taken. Stop at World’s Best Donuts!
Bay Furnace Campground has a hidden treasure: ruins of an old blast furnace with great explanatory signage.
The landscape in Canada is amazingly beautiful!
I would spend more time between Thunder Bay and Marathon and then more time in Marquette and in the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Loved this trip!
Christine Fraser, Minneapolis, MN