Thursday, July 16 – We pulled out of Kewadin Casino Thursday morning on our way to Newberry, MI. We are staying at Kritter's NorthCountry RV Campground. This is a wonderful campground.....it has the “IT” factor. The campsites are arranged in two large circles, one inside the other. Very unique. The roads are gravel and the sites are on grass. All sites are pull-thru and plenty of space on both sides. We have 30 amp electric and water. There is a dump station available. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. There are plenty of trees and since they aren't very busy, there is plenty of privacy. The couple that own the campground are very friendly.
There are other campgrounds in the area which may be closer to some of the places we are going to visit, but this one is centrally located to each. Picture Rock is about 45 minutes away and the Shipwreck Museum is about 30 minutes away.
After setting up, we headed to Munising, Michigan, home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along the coast of Lake Superior. We intended to hike out to see the beautiful cliffs but after talking to people we realized we would not be able to really enjoy the cliffs from shore. Also, the hike was MUCH longer then we thought. Over 30 miles which most hikers do as over night hikes.
The alternative to the hiking is the boat cruise. A little more expensive than we would have like at $37 each, but it is a two and a half hour cruise and the only practical way to see the cliffs. They also receive rave reviews from friends and online. We both truly enjoyed the trip and recommend the cruise to readers. The trip was sold out. As a matter of fact, they took two boat loads for the 1:00 tour and both boats were filled. You can choose an upper deck seat in the open air or the lower enclosed deck. We chose the open air option to enjoy the beautiful day. We were free to walk to the lower deck any time we wanted.
The Pictured Rocks extend almost 20 miles east from Munising, MI. The colorful expanse of forest-topped cliffs can only be truly enjoyed by boat..Miner's Castle, Indian Head, Lover's Leap, Rainbow Cave and Chapel Rock are only a few of the breathtaking sights. This is truly a picture-takers paradise. Marsha took tons and tons of photos. We will just wet your whistle with the following:
It was an amazing ride. Don’t miss it.
There are also over 10 waterfalls in the Munising, MI area. We spotted at one right along the road called the Alger Falls. It can be found on the east side of the highway about a mile south of Munising. A neat stop on your way to Lake Superior.
We have more sights to share here in Newberry, MI, which we’ll tell you about in our next blog. We are now in Belleville, MI, a town outside Dearborn.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!