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Aug 23, 2019 - Logging Musuem and Shipping Graveyard and waterfalls

First stop was a Logging Museum ... offered low cost stay while we drove about 35 miles to see Whitefish Point... the shipping graveyard of the Great Lakes. They have a nice museum with an emphasis on some deep diving technologies to reach depths of over 500 ft. Of course there was a lot of attention paid to the Edmund Fitzgerald. Interesting fact: the days of the high traffic of iron ore freighters is over. At the trades height, there were over 3000 trips annually (no wonder there were so many sinkings at the bottleneck at the eastern end...

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Jun 29, 2019 - Newberry, MI and Sault St Marie, Mackinaw City, & Whitefish Bay, etc June 23-29, 2019

I chose Newberry, MI. as a stop because it was central to 4 sites I wanted to see. Each of those sights was a 1-1.5 hour drive away. As it turns out we scratched Painted Rocks National Lakeshore because viewing by boat is the only practical way to see it and we were not ready for another boat trip. There are not big towns in this part of Michigan, but Newberry has 2 grocery stores, lots of old-time small motels, and a correctional facility right on the main street. Our park is called Kritters Northcountry and it a very nice spot, so we are...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Newberry

Tue July 16 Today we are taking the Toonerville Trolly train and the River boat down to the south side of the Tahquamenon Falls. It turned out to be a bumpy train ride, but a nice boat ride down river. Heard a lot of stories about the river and the people that founded the area. We had a good hike from the dock to the upper edge of the falls, then took another hike to go down river to have another look from further down river. This was a all day trip , but overall a good day. We found UP Pasties at the grocery yesterday afternoon, so we...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Newberry Mi

Monday July 15 Left the Elk’s lodge in the Soo this morning heading for Newberry. Not much going on today. We did take a short trip out to Pine Stump junction an on out to Muskelunge Lake SP to put our feet in Lake Superior one more time. Pine Stump Junction is one of my old snowmoble hangouts. Been all made over nothing like it was back in the day. Tomorrow back to the river.

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Jul 30, 2017 - Newberry, MI

Hi, Since Friday we've been at Newberry at a wonderful campground. Just by chance we are next door to a couple we'd met in St.Ignace. Nice people from Arizona. Yesterday we went to Whitefish Point to visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Over 6000 ships are at the bottom of the Great Lakes. Modern technology with better weather data and the decrease in the number of ships transporting iron ore or wood have virtually eliminated these accidents. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975 and 29 men died. Sophisticated diving equipment retrieved the...

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May 11, 2016 - Upper Pennisula Michigan

From Newberry KOA Newberry, MI We started out with cloudy skies and ran into some drizzle. Then the skies cleared and it got up in the 60's. It is just beautiful in the Upper Pennisula but small towns and not much going on. We had 400+ miles to go to Mackinac Island and we wanted to drive about half way. However, since we didn't see anything exciting to make us want to stop, we drove until we were a little over an hour from Mackinaw City where we have reservations. This KOA just opened yesterday and there is one Tiffin beside of us. The...

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Aug 12, 2015 - Wednesday Newberry MI

Another beautiful day on the road as we continue our journey west to Maas City where Darcy and Mark live. We always love driving the Upper Peninsula because of the tree lined roads. It is very peaceful driving without all the traffic. On our trip we passed thru Paradise Michigan. Interesting story is we were at Stephanie’s church in Stoney Ridge and the young pastor was talking about his home town in the Upper Peninsula of Paradise. He said probably nobody knew where it was, but we told him we did because we had been to Whitefish Bay on our...

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Sep 27, 2013 - "Yoopers" abound

After several beautiful days driving all over the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin, today we headed north again to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, home of the Yoopers (unlike the trolls who inhabit the land south of the Mackinac Bridge). The drive was an easy one, but we were a little disappointed to see that the farther north we went, the more the leaves had begun to turn. The forests added more evergreens, as we moved from Wisconsin, but as we went farther, more hard woods (and more color) began to mix in. In checking the "color maps"...

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Aug 23, 2013 - adios Gitchie-Gummi

This will be our last day on the shores of Gitchie-Gummi as the Native Americans called Lake Superior. We moved a bit further east so we could tour the Whitefish Peninsula. The stop at Tahquamenon Falls brought back Ken's childhood memories of a family vacation here. Tahquamenon is a state park that is in two pieces for the upper and lower falls. The lower falls are less imposing, but you can rent a rowboat and paddle right up to them. The higher falls are fifty feet high and two hundred feet wide. Brown water colored by the tannin created...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Newberry Mi and Tahquamenon Falls

Michagamme Shores was a lovely campground. If the weather had been better we might have stayed an extra day...right on a small lake, with sandy beach and rental boats and canoes. But the frigid weather and rain sent us off to the east, and Tahquamenon Falls. They were interesting and we got in a good hike, then played 9 holes at the local course. Then we went to Timber Charlie's for Rj to try his first "pastie"...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Newberry Next

Time to move on so we got ready and headed to the dump station; there was no one ahead of us so, with lighter holding tanks, we aimed the motor home to destination: Newberry. It was a short 65 mile drive and, other than a little road construction which put us in a narrow lane for about 15 miles, it was uneventful. We're settled at KOA Newberry for 4 nights. It's very dry here and the campground is very dusty but we'll be OK. With full hook-ups and a strong 50-amp, I'm busily doing laundry. Foxy is crashed out on the a/c vents.

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Sep 27, 2012 - Two falls, no moose and beautifully colored trees

Drove north to Paradise, MI today. The further north we got the more colorful the trees. We drove till we got to Whitefish Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is being restored and in the process of getting a nice new paint job. We walked out to the beach and wandered around for a bit. There was a Great Lakes ship out on Lake Superior and we could see it coming closer. We walked out to the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory to see if there were any migratory birds hanging out. Very few locals but we met a couple of birdwatchers who had powerful...

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