Tuesday, July 19, 2016


We got up pretty early and left Park Falls, Wisconsin and headed towards Michigan!  It was a pretty long day, but we ended up in a county park outside of Escanaba, in the Upper Peninsula.

The next morning, we got up and drove back into Escanaba, looking for groceries and a wetsuit to go with the windsurfer.  (We got plenty of groceries, but no wetsuit.)  It was kinda rainy and gloomy, so we kept driving, and ended up at a little Michigan DNR campground on Milakokia Lake.  It rained for a while in the afternoon, but it did clear up a bit later.

There wasn't much to do at that campground, so we drove off the next morning towards Sault Ste Marie.  As we were driving, we saw a sign for Tahquamenon Falls.  It was a bit out of our way, but it was pretty early in the day, so we drove up that way instead.

We stopped at the lower falls, then drove up to the upper falls, which were a lot cooler!  The rim of the falls is sorta curved, and you can see all the rock layers behind the falls!

The Lower Falls
The Upper Falls
After that, instead of going all the way back down to the highway, we took a scenic road along Whitefish Bay.  On the way, we stopped at a fish hatchery, which was just open to the public, and we got to go into this huge airplane hangar-like building, where they're keeping millions of little fish -- it was really cool!

We stopped for the night at a city park a few miles out of Sault Ste Marie.  The next morning, my parents and I took a bike ride into the city, which was cool.  Then, we packed up and drove into Ontario, leaving the UP behind!
My dad did some windsurfing in the St Mary's River


  1. For future reference, the Lower Tahquamenon Falls are a lot more interesting to see if you take a rowboat over to the small island in the middle of the river (the rental is $20 for 4 people).

  2. Hi Paul! Yeah it looked like more to see on the other side, there were people hiking around over there.


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