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#49 – See Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring

Kitch-iti-kipi: The Big Spring of the North Kitch-iti-kipi (aka “Big Spring”) in Palms Book State Park is unlike any other attraction in the Upper Peninsula. Just eleven miles north of U.S. 2 outside of Manistique, MI this 300 foot long by 40 foot deep natural spring has been a local claim to fame for more […]

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#46 – Hike to the Au Sable Lighthouse

The Au Sable Light Station is the standout light house in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. From the Log Slide Overlook you can see the Au Sable Light Station rise from the tip of Au Sable point, often mystically blurred a bit by Lake Superior’s Haze. That’s where I first caught a glimpse of this awesome outpost, […]

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A Greek pizza from Lake Superior Brewing, Co. Great pizza, but it's even better after a few days of camping.

#44 – Relax (Grand Marais Style) at the Lake Superior Brewing, Co.

Grand Marais is the type of laid-back harbor town that embodies the word “vacation.” With its amazing beach and harbor, lakeside living vibe and cool local businesses, it’s definitely the sort of place you could go to de-stress for a while (and maybe never come back). The Lake Superior Brewing Co. is Grand Marais’ social […]

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#41 – Scale the Summit Peak Observation Tower

Scale Summit Peak The Summit Peak Observation tower is one of the most popular attractions in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a cool little hike, the tower is fun to climb, and the view is fantastic. Hang a left on South Boundary Road when you enter the […]

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#40 – Check out Tannery Falls

Tannery Falls (sometimes referred to as Rudy M. Olson Memorial), along with MNA Memorial Falls (sometimes called Twin Falls) often get missed by unknowing visitors who follow the signs to nearby Munising Falls, leaving these two cool waterfalls in their touristy dust. Well, that’s not going to be you. I’ll explain how to find it in […]

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#37 – Explore the Eben Ice Caves

The Rock River Canyon Ice Caves, much better known as the Eben Ice Caves, remain a mystery to many. It seems that this cool little natural wonder of the Upper Peninsula isn’t frequented as much as it could be largely due to the fact that many people just aren’t quite sure how to get there. […]

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