I departed Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, crossing the border into Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at 7 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2014. I chose to travel in a clockwise manner because I had done the northern portion from Thunder Bay to Sault numerous times and wanted to see the southern shores of Lake Superior.
I thoroughly enjoyed the travel when the road was closest to the water. The high points of my trip were visiting the Point Iroquois Lighthouse (the caretaker was very helpful even without requesting information), spent a night in Houghton and traveling up to Copper Harbor through Hancock, and my visit to Two Harbors in Minnesota. I found the history of these areas very interesting.
The only thing I would have liked to have done differently would be able to visit these areas when the sun was shining. I encountered heavy rain and fog on four of the days I was travelling. I could not see the Copper Harbor Light House from the shore due to fog visibility being about 50 feet from shore.
Overall it was a positive trip by motorcycle with friendly helpful people at every step along the way. I came over the Northern route and back through Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Aug. 25, 2014. I will complete this trip again sometime in the future when I can spend more time and get to pick a time of better weather.
Rob Field, Trenton, ON