Tag: MI

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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  • Day 126: Shipshewana

    Day 126: Shipshewana

    We’ve visited Lancaster, PA and, while the countryside was beautiful, town turned out to be much more commercialized and crowded with tourists than we had expected. So, when the opportunity came up to visit another Amish town we took it. And let me tell you, this place is so much better.

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  • Day 116: DaVinci’s 24’ Horse

    Day 116: DaVinci’s 24’ Horse

    I can’t say enough about how beautiful this place is and how much thought has gone into every aspect of each special environment. Take the day and enjoy every foot of this special place.

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  • Day 115: Sleeping Bears Lie

    Day 115: Sleeping Bears Lie

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan’s eastern coastline was established for its outstanding natural features, including forests, clear freshwater beaches, climbable dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena.

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  • Day 114: Petoskey Stones And The Original Kilwins

    Day 114: Petoskey Stones And The Original Kilwins

    Gitche Gumee (the Native American name for, Lake Superior) has been an incredible place to visit. We’ve learned about the culture of the area, the history, experienced some stunningly beautiful nature and tasted UP delicacies. Now it’s time to move on to our next adventure.

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  • Day 113: Welcome To Paradise

    Day 113: Welcome To Paradise

    Welcome to Paradise (Michigan). This small community definitely has a different feel to Grand Marais and the Pictured Rocks area we just visited. We are here to see the lighthouse, nature preserve, and beach, on this section of the largest display of freshwater dunes in world.

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  • Day 112: Pasties and Painted Rocks

    Day 112: Pasties and Painted Rocks

    May seems like a great time of year to visit the UP. The water is rushing, it’s comfortably cool out, there are so many wildflowers in bloom, no bugs, places are open and it’s not crowded yet. Everything we’ve seen so far has been so much more special than we had hoped it would be.

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  • Day 111: You Should Visit the UP

    Day 111: You Should Visit the UP

    So far the UP has far exceeded our expectations. We expected it to be similar to the ocean coasts down south or along Lake Ontario – overdeveloped with stuff everywhere. But it’s wild here with small, well cared for towns surrounded by changing forests, beautiful streams and waterfalls, sand dunes and rock filled beaches.

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  • Day 110: Searching For Yooperlites

    Day 110: Searching For Yooperlites

    The highway is lined with rolling hills, freshly green white paper birch and alternating patches of trilliums and cattails. The exits here are few and far between, some more than 10 miles apart with patches of small communities and farmland between the stretches of northern wilderness.

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  • Day 109: We Saw Our First TRIDGE

    Day 109: We Saw Our First TRIDGE

    We started our day at Bluebell Beach, made our way up through Little Bavaria, saw a surprising high number of cannabis stores and billboards (it seems to be a big thing here) and visited our very first Tridge.

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