Our Retirement Celebration Fall Tour

We set out on a cool and rainy fall day, Oct. 1, for the 300 mile trek to Duluth to begin our retirement celebration vacation. Being a teacher, I never had the opportunity to take an extended trip in the fall and I love the beautiful fall foliage so this was a trip I had been yearning for! I also love waterfalls so that was my “goal” – to hike, More

A Superior trip Around Lake Superior!

As a National Park geek, I wanted to take advantage of the National Park sites in and around Lake Superior, with Isle Royale National Park as the main focus. After visiting Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Michigan, enjoying 2 different boat tours at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and camping in Bayfield, Wisconsin, I then headed through Duluth to Grand Portage, Minnesota, by way of Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split More

Can’t wait to go back!

I’m lucky enough to live on the Keweenaw Peninsula, so started here and went clockwise. Tried to hit most of the renowned rock picking beaches and though the lake was rough most days, found a good bunch of agates at the roadside beaches on the MN north shore and near Grand Marais, MI. Most amazing to me was Split Rock Lighthouse (MN) and the restored keeper’s home, the views from More

Our Lake Superior Circle Tour

We flew in and out of Minneapolis, rented a car and started the tour in Duluth, MN. We arrived in Duluth on Sept. 19 and spent two nights there, drove clockwise and ended up completing the tour on Sept. 30. After our first two nights in Duluth, we spent one night each in Grand Marais, MN; Thunder Bay, ON; Terrace Bay, ON; Wawa, ON; Paradise, MI; Munising, MI; Silver Lake, More

The Beauty Was Unmatched

I completed the circle of Lake Superior this summer during the month of July 2014 as a solo trip at the age of 67. I completed the tour by bicycle and car. It was a colder and wetter experience than I expected but the beauty was unmatched by anything else I have been privileged to see. On the Canadian side, by far the most rugged and rural, the most beauty More