My Circle of Lake Superior

My wife and I did the circle in 2011 on our Harley Ultra Limited. We took our time and stopped by some of the sights. In upper Michigan we went to Copper Harbor, nice roads, nice riding went all the way to the end of highway 41. We went up highway 61 along the lake, you need to take the old highway 61 through all the little towns and you are next to the lake. We stayed at the casino in Grand Portage at the border, they had a great walleye breakfast We stayed two nights in Thunder Bay and visited the waterfalls west of there, Kakabeka Falls. It is a must see. Visited a Amethyst mine north of Thunder Bay. We were on our Ultra Limited at the time and it was a gravel road and up a nasty hill, reminded me of dirt bike days except with a 900 lb bike and my wife did not like it. Once you get off the main road there are a lot of gravel roads. Gas stations / restaurants / motels are not too abundant. We stayed at Gloria’s Motel and Restaurant in Marathon, good food and clean room. We got gas in Wawa at the General Store, which is also a good visit complete with outdoor toilets with modern fixtures. Wawa is the last gas station before getting to Sault Ste Marie, which is about 140 miles. Along the coast in Upper Michigan to Munising is a nice ride also. By the way we went clockwise as we started out north of Green Bay Wisc. Have fun on the ride, I think we were gone a week or more. Ride safe.

Dave & Fran Melton, The Villlages, FL