Tag: summer adventures

Summer Adventure #14: Little Mountain

Author: Erin Lempkowski September 5, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A view of a forest in the fall with Keweenaw Bay in the distance.
Just south of L’Anse and only a few miles off Hwy 41 is Little Mountain. At only about 2 miles round trip to the summit and back (and not prohibitively steep for beginning hikers), this is a great for bringing […]

Summer Adventure #13: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Author: Erin Lempkowski August 29, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A lighthouse sits atop a rocky outcropping.
After copper mining in the Keweenaw began in the 1840s, Eagle Harbor needed a lighthouse to guide ships to safety in this especially treacherous area of Lake Superior. The current red brick Eagle Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1871, which […]

Summer Adventure #12: Canyon Falls

Author: Erin Lempkowski August 22, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Only in the UP….  Only in the UP will you find such an impressive waterfall that is so easily visited as an offshoot of a roadside park! The “Grand Canyon of Michigan,” Canyon Falls will not disappoint. The main falls […]

Summer Adventure #11: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Author: Erin Lempkowski August 15, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
Lake of the Clouds at sunset
It seems to me that it is easy to daydream about vacations in far off places, while overlooking local opportunities for adventure. Did you know we have one of the largest designated wilderness areas in the entire Midwest right here […]

Summer Adventure #10: Nara Nature Park

Author: Erin Lempkowski August 8, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
The sun shines through the trees in a dense forest.
Whether you are up for a short, easy hike or a long bike ride, there should be a trail for you at the Nara Nature Park. Not only does Nara have over 100 acres, it connects directly to Michigan Tech’s […]

Summer Adventure #9: Hungarian Falls

Author: Erin Lempkowski August 1, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
A waterfall in the forest cascades to a pool.
If you seek a bit of rugged wildness, but without too much strenuous hiking, this might be the waterfall trip for you. Located in the Lake Linden area, Hungarian Falls consists of a series of four dramatic waterfalls of varying […]

Summer Adventure #8: Point Abbaye

Author: Erin Lempkowski July 25, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
A view of a rocky shoreline overlooking Lake Superior
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 […]