Grand Portal Point
Jun06

Grand Portal Point

Round-trip: 14 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Munising, MI Click here for Google map of the route. This route follows Grand Portal point which is part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  This hike is great for long views of the Pictured Rocks cliffs and the tropical blue of the Lake Superior water. From Munising, Michigan drive southeast on County Road 58 E for 13 miles (21km) then turn left onto Chapel Drive. Keep an eye...

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Chapel Falls Loop
May02

Chapel Falls Loop

Round-trip: 8 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Munising, MI Click here for Google Map of the route. This trail loops around Chapel Lake, but you do not get too many views of the lake.  You do get close to Chapel Rock, and you get to walk on Chapel Beach.  Dogs are not allowed on this trail because of the number of bears and wolves that inhabit this area. From Munising, Michigan drive east on Alger County Road H-58 for 14 miles and turn...

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Fossil Ledges
Sep13

Fossil Ledges

Round-trip: 3 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Drummond Island, MI Click here for Google Map The Fossil Ledges are located on Drummond Island Michigan.  You could plan to do this hike on the same day as the Marblehead hike. The ledges are made up of the fossilized remains of a salt water coral bed. It is simply amazing. Every rock you touch is an interesting fossil.  I hope you will try to help preserve this area by taking pictures of...

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Lake Michigan Beachwalk
Jun07

Lake Michigan Beachwalk

Distance:  up to 11.25 km one way Difficulty: Easy Location: Moran, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route. I didn’t find this listed anywhere as a hike, so I made up my own name for it.  If there is an official name for this route please let me know. While it’s no secret that Lake Superior is my favourite great lake, I must say that Lake Michigan is definitely a very close second.  This is the longest stretch of beach ...

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Point Iroquios Light Station
May03

Point Iroquios Light Station

Round-trip: 500m Difficulty: Easy Location: Bay Mills, Michigan Click here for Google map of the route. I like to include accessible routes whenever I can.  So while this isn’t much of a hike, it does have a nice boardwalk loop that gives people with special needs the ability to be close to the lake and enjoy views of the passing ships. Point Iroquois Light Station is located near Bay Mills, Michigan and is part of the Hiawatha...

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Au Sable Lighthouse
Apr19

Au Sable Lighthouse

Round-trip: 4 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Grand Marais, Michigan Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Au Sable Point Lighthouse was built in 1874 to fill the gap between the Grand Island and Whitefish Point lighthouses.  An eighty-seven-foot (26.5m) brick tower was built on a rise putting the light about 150 feet (45.7m) above Lake Superior’s surface. If you take the tour during the summer, you can get an an amazing view...

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