This week, we head off the beaten path to Point Abbaye. The Abbaye Peninsula borders the eastern side of Keweenaw Bay, jutting into Lake Superior like a miniature Keweenaw Peninsula. The Point Abbaye Nature Area is a remote destination, and requires an 11-mile drive down a not-so-perfect gravel road. Once you arrive, this is a fabulous destination for enjoying the spectacular scenery and views of the Huron Mountains, hiking, fishing, bird watching, kayaking or canoeing, swimming, and access to the Western UP Water Trail. Amenities available are an outhouse and kayak/canoe access. While the area is technically open to day use visitors year round, the road is not plowed in the winter–so unless you are looking for a snowy adventure, be sure to check it out in the summer months! Normally, reservations are available for overnight use or cabin rental, but currently no overnight use is permitted due to COVID-19.

Are you looking for another rustic adventure? Check out our post on O Kun de Kun Falls.

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