Upper Peninsula: Copper Country Roads

  Taking Highway 41 up to the Keewenaw Peninsula through Copper Country is a transcendental experience this time of year. The road to Copper Harbor twists and turns, ducking under canopies of golden leaves one minute and jutting out alongside Lake Superior the next. The Native Ojibwa people called Lake Superior “Big Shining Sea Water”, and on a sunny day nothing seems…
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Upper Peninsula: Exploring Pictured Rocks

We woke up bright and early in the sleepy town of Grand Marais, pulled on our boots, and headed into the wilderness of Pictured Rocks. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a vast, sprawling park with landscape that changes dramatically every couple of miles, from dunes to birch forests to dramatic craggy cliffs. There’s a paved road that runs right through the entire…
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Upper Peninsula: Historic Grand Marais

Cosy looking wood-shingled beach shacks line the grassy dunes of the Lake Superior coastline in Grand Marais, standing guard against the passage of time. In the centre of town you’ll find a Post Office Museum, an antique but still-working gas pump, and the historic Pickle Barrel House that is exactly what it sounds like. During the era of the lumber-barons, Grand Marais…
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Upper Peninsula: Finding Paradise

  The first thing to do when you take a road trip to the Upper Peninsula is sleep in. Seriously,  turn off the alarm, have a leisurely breakfast, and don’t even think about getting in the car until at least 10:00. Unless you either sleep in or leave at the crack of dawn like a madman, you’ll be bound to…
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