A Wonderful Trip!

We did the Lake Superior Circle Tour from July 3-12, 2015. What an awesome trip! It is so hard to pick favorites.

  • Loved the view of Split Rock Lighthouse from afar.
  • Watching climbers at Palisades Cliffs.
  • Grand Marais was a cute little town (great meal at The Angry Trout).
  • We saw a bear on the Gunflint Trail.
  • High Falls and Kakabeka Falls were just the beginning of many beautiful falls.
  • Drove up to the top of Sleeping Giant to the Thunder Bay Overlook (Cynthia didn’t like the cantilevered platform!).
  • Dinner at Serendipity Gardens (what a cute place!).
  • Saw Aguasabon Falls in Terrace Bay.
  • Hiked the Point Trail at Neys.
  • Visited Winnie-the-Pooh at White River.
  • Saw the Big Goose in Wawa (overnighted at High Falls Cabins – great place!).
  • Hiked to Agawa Rock and saw the pictographs (I was too chicken to go too far out, but went far enough to see the first two sets – amazing!).
  • Sault Ste. Marie for the Soo Locks Boat tour, then into the Upper Peninsula.
  • Up to Point Iroquois Lighthouse (great views, the lake was really choppy that day).
  • Tahquamenon Falls (beautiful park).
  • Took the Toonerville Trolley (not any critters, but it was still fun).
  • Up to Whitefish Point, the Shipwreck Museum was great, views from the top of the lighthouse amazing!
  • Overnighted in Grand Marais MI, spent the next day at Pictured Rocks (could have spent several days there, but had to move on!).
  • Never saw so many flies as at Au Sable Light Station – Cynthia must have had 500 on her (I used better bug spray apparently).
  • Miner’s Castle is gorgeous.
  • Finished that day with the Riptide Ride out of Munising (GREAT fun!!).
  • Moved on the next day west along the coast, found a gem in L’Anse at the Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest.
  • Through Houghton-Hancock, through Gay MI (brief stop at The Gay Bar), on to Copper Harbor for dinner, and then back south to Silver City for a couple of nights. Lake Shore Cabins was a wonderful place to stay, cabins right on the beach!!! Firepit and beautiful sunsets, couldn’t be beat. Hiked in the Porkies.
  • Then on to Bayfield for a sailboat ride with Dreamcatcher Sailing. Would have liked to have gotten further out into the Apostle Islands, but the sailboat was a nice experience.
  • Went to Madeline Island for brunch, then the next day on around the peninsula and back to Duluth to finish the Tour.

A WONDERFUL TRIP!

Cynthia Lewis, Lecompton, KS
Judith Lessenden, Overland Park, KS