August 19-September 4, 2011. My wife and I and our dog, Lacey, enjoyed a great trip going clockwise around Lake Superior.
We camped at several campgrounds including Twin Lakes Sate Park in Michigan; Amnicon Falls, Wisconsin; Sleeping Giant, Neys and Agawa Bay in Ontario; and then back to Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Michigan.
There are many highlights to the trip. Our favorite was sighting a bear that had treed himself as we were leaving Neys Provincial Park. He looked straight at us from the safety of his tree, which allowed for a great photo opportunity.
Stopping at Betty’s Pies near Two Harbors, Minnesota, was a treat. The Great Lakes Crunch pie is beyond belief!
We also were privileged to be served a fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon roll at the Silver Islet General Store at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula. Stop and say “Hi” to the owners. They are very friendly and can give you tips about the Sleeping Giant area.
We saw many waterfalls in Wisconsin.
Split Rock Lighthouse has awesome views of the lake and has a very interesting history.
The pictographs at Agawa Bay are hundreds of years old. They are not easy to get to, but well worth the hike.
The hike across the suspension bridges at Eagle Canyon Adventures near Dorion, Ontario, is literally breathtaking.
We had a great trip and are looking forward to a return visit.
Gerald Howell, Genesee, Michigan