Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Williams Landing, Michigan, United States
Apr 13, 2007 - More fun in the snow
The snow in the lower penninsula only whetted our appetites for more nordic adventures so we headed north to Michigan's upper penninsula. People in that neck of the woods are referred to as "youpers", Longfellow had this to say:
By the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest, rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them; bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water, beat...
Sep 10, 2006 - Munising, MI
Drove to Munising on the shore of Lake Superior. Wimped out and got a motel room but at $35 compared to $20 for a campsite it wasn't even a hard decision! The U.P. may be a beautiful region but its well off the beaten path and the prices reflect this. Took a boat cruise to see the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which features multicoloured sandstone cliffs, "painted" by the copper, manganese and iron oxide in Lake Superior's waters. During the two hour cruise we saw various formations (some of which required imagination, others were more...Jump to full entry
Jun 17, 2006 - Hayward, WI to Muinsing, MI
Starting the trip toward the Maritimes today. Made a great breakfast stop in Bayview on Lake Superior overlooking an old bridge across river. Factoid - Lake Superior is the largest fresh water body in world, 800ft above sea level. OVer 200 rivers run into it. Contains enough water to cover N&S America by one foot. Mary saw ladyslippers and wild strawberries which we had for a snack. Camped in the Tourist Park of Munising right on the lake. Great view of beach and water.Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2005 - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore -- Munising, MI
When we were planning our trip, our friend Al Wortz told us that Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was absolutely beautiful and he wasn't kidding. Pictured Rocks is 42 miles of protected lakeshore on Lake Superior, and erosion, ground water seepage and time have created brilliantly colored rock formations along the lake's shores. The best way to see Pictured Rocks is via a 3 hour boat tour, so we decided to take the sunset cruise. The boat left at 6:30pm, leaving us a few hours to explore the lakeshore on our own. We hiked to the amazing...Jump to full entry