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#42 – Hike to Chapel Falls

Chapel Falls – Easy Hike. Pretty Falls. The Chapel Falls trail is an easy 1.4 mile hike that leads to a gorgeous waterfall with a sixty foot drop.  Since it’s not right off a paved road, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself with some elbowroom both on the trail and at the falls, even […]

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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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#31 – Tour the Historic Ghost Town of Fayette

Fayette historic state park is truly something to behold. Once a bustling company town at the tip of the Garden Peninsula, the well-preserved buildings have now been standing for nearly 150 years, and it’s a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. After the iron operation that created the town shut down in the late 1800’s, […]

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#22 – Log Slide!

Log Slide! “This is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen so far in the Upper Peninsula,” said my wife in amazement as she caught her first glimpse of the blue waters below the Log Slide scenic overlook. I believe she followed that up with a stunned silence and then, “Wow.” And it’s true. This is […]

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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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#11 – The Estivant Pines – Some of the Largest Trees in the Midwest!

The Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary The Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary is a short drive from downtown Copper Harbor, up a road that can be rough at times but not so rough that you’d need four wheel drive. I’d heard it’s a “must see” and, though we were ready to drive back to Iron Mountain after […]

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