Twelvemile Beach

One of the truly amazing things about Lake Superior is its diversity. You can go to one location and find rocky points jutting out into the lake, then go a few miles down the road and find fine sand beaches. And just about everything in between. On the eastern end of Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreContinue reading “Twelvemile Beach”

Wetmore Landing in Winter

I love all the Great Lakes, but nothing beats the shoreline of Lake Superior. It’s calm and primal at the same time, peaceful and savage. You’ll find alternating cliffs and beaches all along the shore, and you’ll often see cliffs that drop straight down to beaches only accessible from the water. One of the firstContinue reading “Wetmore Landing in Winter”

Garden Peninsula Sunset in Winter

Sometimes you see the most amazing things in the most surprising places. I was on my way back from a trip to Fayette State Park – more on that in a future blog – when I looked to my left and had to stop. The Upper Peninsula is itself a land of peninsulas, and theContinue reading “Garden Peninsula Sunset in Winter”

Spring Break (Special Midweek Update)

Here’s one for all you spring breakers hanging out down on the southern coast somewhere. Yes, it’s spring break time for many schools in the Upper Peninsula. This is when lots of families make an annual pilgrimage to Florida only to see exactly the same people in Florida they do in the UP, just warmer.Continue reading “Spring Break (Special Midweek Update)”

Little Bay de Noc in Early Spring

I suppose all indications are that we’re in for an early spring in the Upper Peninsula. That’s relative this far north, however. For us, an early spring means temperatures are creeping into the 40 degree range and snow is melting off faster than usual, not that grass and leaves are sprouting. Still, all this warmingContinue reading “Little Bay de Noc in Early Spring”