Sitting in the Roast-N-Toast coffee shop in Petoskey MI and seems the band width is taxed so I hope this gets through. Since we left Munising northward to Grand Marais where we camped for 2 nights in Woodland Park. The town was only 3 blocks away where we played, ate, and I had some beers at the Lake Superior Brewing, and some great triple berry pie at the West Bend Diner owned by Ellen Airgood and her husband Rick. She wrote a few books which we bought and she signed. Read on which is a children's book but a good story for adults too called "Prairie Evers". Read it in a day and a half. Her other book is "South of Superior". The diner was built in NJ. brought to PA. and deteriorated in a field where it was bought, and brought to MI where it was refurbished to as close to original as could be and now serves organic goodies and such. Also in Grand Marais is the Pickle Barrel house, and actual living quarters.
From there we visited Tahquamenon Falls, pronounced like phenomenon, which is the largest falls east of the Mississippi 2nd only to Niagara. Something like 52,600 GPM goes over the rocks.
Next was a drive up to Paradise and a bike ride to Whitefish Point. Very beautiful but very remote. There is a shipwreck museum and lighthouse there and a bird counting facility as all kinds of birds use this point and a reference in migration.
As far as MI goes, give me the UP with it's spectacular beauty and rugged coast lines. All Munising needs is a good bike trail to Marquette and I'd almost think of a summer home there.
Laidback Bike Report – July 8, 2018
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