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Soo Locks

I mentioned in my post about our time in Mackinaw City that I became somewhat obsessed with ships sailing around the Great Lakes. Well the best place to see ships up close and personal is at Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie.

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Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls

In my last post about our stay in Mackinaw City, I mentioned that we visited Whitefish Point where we learned about Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has several interesting displays and a movie about various shipwrecks that occurred off the coast of Whitefish Point. Most notably is the Edmund Fitzgerald which sank in November 1975. You may be familiar with the song by Gordon Lightfoot “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

After leaving Manistique we headed up to the Lake Superior side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to visit the spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We started on the east side at Grand Marais and later moved to Munising. While staying at Woodland Park Campground in Grand Marais we enjoyed some amazing sunsets over Lake Superior.

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The North Shore of Minnesota

After driveway surfing in Wisconsin we headed back into Minnesota up to the North Shore.  We stayed at Burlington Bay Campground in Two Harbors right on Lake Superior.  Do you see a Fat Cat on the fence?

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She’s easier to see close up.

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Lake Superior is amazing!  I swear this seems so much more like the ocean to me than a lake.  It’s enormous and on windy days the waves were just as big as ocean waves.

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One evening we went to visit beautiful Gooseberry Falls State Park, and enjoyed riding the bike trails.

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We heard that when you’re in Two Harbors you must stop and try Betty’s Pies.  So after walking and biking around Gooseberry Falls we stopped there for dinner and dessert.  Delicious!

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Another evening we checked out Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  Wow, this was absolutely gorgeous!

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We also enjoyed walking the trail across the street from our campground.  I loved watching the waves crash against the rocks!

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That’s our home back there, parked in between several other homes with a view.

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We found a nice playground down the street for my little monkey.

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On Saturday my boss and his wife and daughter came up to visit us for the day.  We went back to Gooseberry Falls with them.  It was a lot colder that day than when we went earlier in the week, but lots of fun to enjoy this with Mike and his family.  They have been here many times before and were able to show us around to other areas of the park that we missed when we went the first time.  It’s always nice to have locals to show us around!

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We got to see an eagle on the trail!

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I’m so glad we took this trip up to the North Shore.  It was a little out of our way since we were on a tight timeline to get to North Carolina by mid-October, but it was worth it.  Such a beautiful area and definitely a place I would like to go back to again when we have more time.

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