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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Theano Point
May23

Theano Point

Round-trip: 8 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Montreal River, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the Route This hike has so many of the things I like on a hike; great views of Lake Superior, access to shoreline, abandoned mine, old buildings.  The navigation is a bit tricky once the flagging tape ends, so as always, have a map and compass and make sure you know how to use them to find your way. From Sault Ste. Marie drive north...

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Alona Bay
May16

Alona Bay

Round-trip: 2km Difficulty: Easy Location: Montreal River Click Here for Google Map of the Route I don’t think I am alone when I say I love a good beachwalk.  This is an interesting spot to watch the waves, and possibly even some surfing,  during a big storm.  There is fishing at the river mouth, a geocache, some abandoned structures to try to figure out, and lots of beach to walk. From Sault Ste. Marie drive north on highway 17...

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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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Marblehead
Sep06

Marblehead

Round-trip: 6 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Drummond Island, MI Click here for Google Map of the route. Marblehead is a view point located on the easternmost point of Drummond Island.  Marblehead is also the easternmost point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  At the lookout you stand on top of limestone cliffs 100 feet above Lake Huron for beautiful views of the North Channel.  I was surprised to find out that these cliffs are...

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