Upper Peninsula: It’s Always Sunny in Keewenaw

On our last day in the Keewenaw Peninsula we awoke to blue skies and bright, golden sunshine. I was shocked at how different the area seemed with just a bit of light. Lake Superior was immediately transformed from grey and moody to a wild spectrum of deep blue shades. On the drive down the peninsula, you’ll find lots of great roadside…
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Upper Peninsula: Beauty and the Grey Beast

At the end of Brockway Mountain Drive, you’ll hit the sleepy town of Copper Harbor. If you wanted to go any further north, you’d have to take a boat. The area is surrounded by lush evergreen forests and pebble beaches, perfect for spending the day exploring. The overcast sky complimented the blue-grey water of Lake Superior, added drama the already moody atmosphere. We…
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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: 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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