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Old 12-08-2014, 08:34 AM   #31
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Sounds like a great trip planned. I still remember in the late 50's my father load all 5 of the kids in his new Pontiac station wagon and went around the great lakes camping. That was over 50 years ago and I still remember it as one of the best things we ever did. That's kinda of what it's all about memories and time shared....
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:40 AM   #32
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Sounds like a great trip planned. I still remember in the late 50's my father load all 5 of the kids in his new Pontiac station wagon and went around the great lakes camping. That was over 50 years ago and I still remember it as one of the best things we ever did.
Glen,are you sure the (Ice Age) was over when You were a Kid? Had ALL the Great Lakes formed? Youroo!! PS send Spam!
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #33
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:24 PM   #35
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Our Great Lakes are beautiful from both sides of the border. Winter or summer although I have the winter stuff up and head south.


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Old 12-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #36
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Wow you certainly opened up a great discussion. We have lived in MI. all of our lives. The places you can visit are never ending and awesome. As you come into Mi. UP from the west you will be quite close to the Porcupine Mtns. area this is a great area to see and visit if you go north from the porkies you will head toward copper harbor and the copper country near houghton and Hancock. Just SE of the porkies is LK. Gogebic the area you mentioned wanting to see. Continuing east you could choose US 2 and stay on the northern rte. Or MI 28 and across the top of lake MIchigan. Lk. MI offers more opportunity to swim and has sandy beaches along the road. A nice casino at Escanaba and a stop at Fayette state park along big bay de noc. There is also a beutful spring with a glass boat near Indian springs State park.
Along US 2 you have access to Lk. Superior. The pictured rocks are beautiful and one of the boat rides to see the rocks from the lake is well worth the price. Just before the rocks you could stop in Marquette for an education about the settling of the area and Father Marquette and his role. Grand Maris along the LK. Superior shore is a great trip. Then on to tahquamenon falls a very beautiful setting and campground. Whitefish point and the museum there depicts the Lk Superior shipping history including a full depiction of the events that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald. Next on to Sault Saint Marie and the soo Locks watch the giant ore boats come through the locks and delivering ore to the lower Great lakes region. You can camp right along the St. Marys river and watch the Freighters. Continue south and you can go To Mackinaw Island on a ferry (no cars allowed ) for a day trip. Go south across the Big Mack ( Mackinaw Bridge ) at one time the longest suspension bridge in the world ( 5 Miles ) You can stop at Ft Michilimackinac at the top of our Lower Peninsula and see the fort .
Are you getting the idea yet that you will not be able to see all there is to see along the great lakes in 2 weeks. I just touched on a few highlights and there is so much more. Then there is the Lower Peninsula and points inbtween towards Niagara. It can be truly a trip to remember.
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Flag me down,you have the Roads across the UP mixed up! US#2 is at the Top of Lake Michigan and Route # 28 is more in the middle! The UP is VERY Special! Youroo!!
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Flag me down, thanks for the nice write up. I have traveled the UP many time on snowmobile and I think I enjoy it more in the wintertime. When ever you go it's a great place just try to avoid the black fly season.


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Flag me down,you have the Roads across the UP mixed up! US#2 is at the Top of Lake Michigan and Route # 28 is more in the middle! The UP is VERY Special! Youroo!!
Yes you are correct. I have only been across there about 100 times so my brain is on mis fire here. thanks for the catch. 28 is the road to access LK superior from but much of the time you need to go north off rte 28. It does follow the startling in Marquette through Munising. US 2 as you pointed out follows the top of Lake Michigan.
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Flag me down, thanks for the nice write up. I have traveled the UP many time on snowmobile and I think I enjoy it more in the wintertime. When ever you go it's a great place just try to avoid the black fly season.
Hey Phil; Then why don't you scrub going back to Florida this winter and just head North!! See ya tomorrow night!
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