Archive | Pictured Rocks Area RSS feed for this section
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 […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Sunset over a shipwreck, just a few steps away from our campsite.

#43 – Camp at Hurricane River

There are three drive-in campgrounds within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Litter Beaver Lake Campground, Twelvemile Beach Campground, and Hurricane River Campground. So far I’ve only camped at Hurricane River, so that’s what I’ll be writing about here. More to come about Twelvemile Beach and Little Beaver Lake in future posts! I also should note […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
chapel falls

#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 […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
pictured rocks 1

The Pictured Rocks Expert – An Interview with Bill Thompson

Tips from a Pictured Rocks Veteran Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is without a doubt one of the most scenic shorelines in the entire United States, and probably the world. I’ve driven along both U.S. Highway 1 along the California coast and the Great Ocean Road in Australia and I have to say that Pictured Rocks is right […]

Read full story Comments { 14 }
tannery falls

#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 […]

Read full story Comments { 7 }
michigan ice festival 2012 - upper peninsula

#34 – Go Ice Climbing at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks Ice Climbing Did you know that some of the best ice climbing in the world is right here in the Upper Peninsula? That’s right, I said ice climbing.  Cool, eh? Last year when I discovered the Michigan Ice Festival and found out that we have awesome ice climbing along the Pictured Rocks National […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }