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PawPaw_n_Gram

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Posted: 05/05/21 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2018 we mostly went around Lake Michigan. From near Chicago to Plymouth, WI to Sturgeon Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI to USFS Au Train, MI near Lake Superior, to USFS Bay View near Sault Ste Marie, to USFS Brevoort near Mackinac Island down into the mid Michigan lower peninsula.

We love the trip.

Crossing the bridge with my 40ft trailer was no big deal.


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Last fall we went up through Wisconsin & into Michigan. Just inside the Michigan state line is a county park, Little Girls Point County Park. Right on the Lake Superior shore. Great little hidden gem. Electric only, no dump nor water fill, but wat a view. Fell it might be worth your look see.


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The ship wreck museum at Whitefish Point is out of the way, but a great stop. Worth the diversion.

When you get to Sault Saint Marie, drive by the lock visitor center and drop someone to go in and look at the board that gives approximate passage times. Take a picture of the board with a phone and go to either camp ground as both are pretty nice. Be back there for the passage. The times on the board are a guess and often off by some.

Arrange to get back there to be in the "peanut gallery" to watch them flush a real ship though the lock.

There are three museums in town.
The River of History is good, but is closed Sundays.
The ship Valley Camp is a ship size Museum.
There is a tower that is part of the set, but unless it is no additional cast on the tickets, don't bother.

I haven't been there in a few years, but I can't imagine it has changed very much.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

When you get to Sault Saint Marie, drive by the lock visitor center and drop someone to go in and look at the board that gives approximate passage times. Take a picture of the board with a phone and go to either camp ground as both are pretty nice. Be back there for the passage. The times on the board are a guess and often off by some.

Arrange to get back there to be in the "peanut gallery" to watch them flush a real ship though the lock.


We took the boat tour through the lock and loved it.

We also took the train tour on the Ontario side. We were there in the fall of 2019 and the train ride through the fall colors was heavenly. We're from CA though, so the leaves are a novelty to us.


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If you take a boat tour of Pictured Rocks, try for a sunny day, and best of all the sunset cruise, to make the colors show up the best.


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