On the Mackinac Straits, St. Ignace is known as a ferryboat departure point for Mackinac Island. Walk the North Country Trail through town, and you’ll discover the rich details of its founding and cultures that thrived on these shores.
America’s longest National Scenic Trail at 4,600 miles, the North Country Trail spans from New York to North Dakota across the northernmost tier of states.
A chance glance at a road sign on the way to Paradise led us on an unexpected but delightful half day exploration of the shores of Whitefish Bay in Hiawatha National Forest.
It’s just another day in Paradise for us, except we actually are in Paradise, Michigan, an excellent base camp for visiting Taquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point.
Opting for a ride at my skill level, I still ended up on quite an adventure on the Noquemanon Trail Network, Marquette’s extensive network of mountain biking trails.
On a June trip to Duluth, the surprise discovery of a garden hidden in the woods along the Superior Hiking Trail at Enger Tower helped ease the pain of losing a loved one.
Where its namesake river drops 900 feet in three miles, Minnesota’s Cascade River State Park is a dramatic place to take a deeply wooded hike along Lake Superior’s North Shore.
Upper Michigan provides an outstanding number of hiking trails to roam. I started walking them in 2006. The terrain is similar to Florida, with steep climbs only found along the escarpments around the Great Lakes. Here is a peek at a handful of trails.