Archive | September, 2011
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#17 – Walk the Beach at Whitefish Point

Whitefish point is one of those “end-of-the-earth” type places. Look at a map of the U.P. and to the north of Tahquamenon Falls State Park you’ll see a shark fin shaped point stretching toward Canada. That’s Whitefish Point. In fact, this is one of the few spots along the shore of Lake Superior where (on […]

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#16 – Hike Bare Bluff

Rising abruptly from the shoreline of Lake Superior, Bare Bluff is the most prominent landmark of the Keweenaw’s south shore. At a peak height of nearly 600 feet above the water, The “Russell and Miriam Grinnell Memorial Nature Sanctuary at Bare Bluff” is one of the Keweenaw’s most scenic hikes. With no disrespect to the […]

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#15 – Get a Taste of the Coast at Seafood Fest

How does this sound? You’re sightseeing in downtown Marquette when suddenly; blues music rises up from the harbor. A distant crowd cheers and laughter unfurls into the evening. Interest piqued, you stroll down to see which festival is going on this weekend (Marquette has festivals abound) and just as you sneak a peek at the […]

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#14 – Fall in Love with the Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore

It’s tough to imagine a better coffee shop than the Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising. Yes, really. I’ve lived in Australia, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Madison, WI. And I like coffee shops. I’ve been to lots. And holy crap, this is a good one! They’ve got over 30,000 new, used, and rare […]

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