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.


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