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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:58 PM   #21
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I have drove by that place half a dozen times. Is it worth the visit?
Fuck no, it's one of the most retarded things I've ever spent money on
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 04:10 PM   #22
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I have drove by that place half a dozen times. Is it worth the visit?
Fuck no. It's one of the most retarded things I havn't spent money on.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:58 PM   #23
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Fayette State Park. It is an easy drive from Grand Marais and there's no cost to check it out.

If you're staying in Grand Marais I recommend The Diner for the best pizza in the UP and The Agate Cross B&B for a place to stay.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:27 PM   #24
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Awesome suggestions! My wife and I are going camping in the UP for 10 days in June... these will help a lot.


Also recommend getting a Michigan waterfalls book, there all falls all over the place.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:35 PM   #25
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The Diner for the best pizza in the UP.
Lol, no way. Ambassador in Houghton holds that title hands down
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:40 PM   #26
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St. Ignace has free fireworks every Saturday night in the summer. The Shepler Ferry Dock is a great place to view from.

I also really like the whole Kewanaw region.

And, don't miss ths shipwreck museum/coast guard station at whitefish point.

X2 on the glass bottom boat ride and pictured rocks in Munising. Also, if you are divers, there are great charters out of Munising and St. Ignace.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:53 PM   #27
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Lol, no way. Ambassador in Houghton holds that title hands down
Yep, it's the shit. Get one to go and bring it over to KBC and you are in business.
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Lol, no way. Ambassador in Houghton holds that title hands down
Their taco pizza is the bomb. I would add if going to Fayette also go to Kititchikippi (sp). It is a pond of natural springs that is about 45 ft. deep and it is crystal clear with a bunch of brown trout swimming in it. You take a big raft out into the pond and you can see the bottom as if it was just a couple feet deep and see the springs flowing up from the bottom. It's in Manistique real close to the Historical Fayetteville iron smelting town. All the above suggestions are good ones. I have been going up there since I was about 8 years old so 44 years and it's beautiful and there is much history up there to discover. With the snow and rain this past winter and early spring all the falls up there should be flowing pretty well. Chapel falls is beautiful and if you go there hike out to Chapel beach . H58 from Grand Marais to Munising is pretty scenic drive along the lake Superior shore line.
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Fuck no, it's one of the most retarded things I've ever spent money on
Unless you have young kids, then it's a lot of fun.
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Also recommend getting a Michigan waterfalls book, there all falls all over the place.
Any book(s) that you would recommend? When I was a Kid we went to a bunch of different waterfalls, but I really have no clue where they are at.
A quick google search returned this one: http://www.amazon.com/Michigan-Water.../dp/0976962926

This looks like a nice list: http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterf...michigan.shtml
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Unless you have young kids, then it's a lot of fun.
Yes, I should've mentioned that. I can see how it would be entertaining for young kids
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Any book(s) that you would recommend? When I was a Kid we went to a bunch of different waterfalls, but I really have no clue where they are at.
A quick google search returned this one: http://www.amazon.com/Michigan-Water.../dp/0976962926

This looks like a nice list: http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterf...michigan.shtml
I think the book you linked is the one we have.

The list looks pretty good if you have phone data access or can print some out in advance. I think the book is worth 15 bucks to save yourself the time.

Got engaged at Munising Falls http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/munising.shtml after driving all the way to Chapel Beach trailhead, only to figure out we couldn't bring the dog in. D'oh! Was nervous the whole way up and that made the trip longer, popped the question at the next fall I saw.
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Thanks for all the ideas. Looks like Munising has a lot to offer. i will do some more research on that area. keep the ideas coming.
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Thanks for all the ideas. Looks like Munising has a lot to offer. i will do some more research on that area. keep the ideas coming.
Munising itself is pretty freakin boring, but there's a decent amount of stuff in either direction from there.....pretty much the whole northern coast of the UP has great scenery, but if you ask me the northwestern part(Keweenaw area) takes the cake hands down
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Check out the Keweenaw region. The C&H Mine tour is there, and just walking around the grounds is cool if you do not wan tto do the tour.

Copper Harbor and Eagle river is cool, I like the beach @ Eagle river. When heading back south, take the 26 South out of Copper Harbor and watch for the Monk's bakery on the left. It is easy to miss. It has some of THE BEST baked good I have ever eaten. Cheap too.

Hit Fayette and Kitch-iti-kipi aka Big Spring (in Palms-Book state Park) on the way back, as they are on the southern shore of the UP.
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If you head way west look these guys up.
http://www.kosirs.com/
They are based in WI but only a mile or two from Iron mountain MI. The river you run is actually in MI. Lots of fun.

edit. sorry. Forgot you were taking your son. ^ Maybe not a good suggestion.

http://www.garlynzoo.com/
This zoo is small but it's all in the shade and you can feed almost all of the animals. So fun for kids.

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Munising itself is pretty freakin boring, but there's a decent amount of stuff in either direction from there.....pretty much the whole northern coast of the UP has great scenery, but if you ask me the northwestern part(Keweenaw area) takes the cake hands down
I agree on Munising. Boring as hell. I like both Houghton and Marquette, being college towns they have a ton of great bars/breweries/etc. They also have as much if not more outdoors kinds of things to do.

Copper Harbor takes the cake for feeling remote as hell but still having things to do.
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Also recommend getting a Michigan waterfalls book, there all falls all over the place.
This. From Munising to Copper Harbor there's 5 years of two tracking in a jeep's worth!
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I agree on Munising. Boring as hell. I like both Houghton and Marquette, being college towns they have a ton of great bars/breweries/etc. They also have as much if not more outdoors kinds of things to do.

Copper Harbor takes the cake for feeling remote as hell but still having things to do.
you can drive 1 hr passed the Soo and get the same feeling as Copper Harbor, without the 5+ hours of driving across the UP
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you can drive 1 hr passed the Soo and get the same feeling as Copper Harbor, without the 5+ hours of driving across the UP
Depends on what you are heading up there for. I like that part of Canada for snowboarding and wheeling, I haven't ever fished up there but imagine it would be pretty cool.

Copper Harbor and the Marquette area i prefer the mountain bike trails (Copper has added over 50 miles of trails in the last couple years), beaches, Isle Royal (which was the main reason I went to CH) etc.

Searchmont is the reason I don't drive to Bohemia to snowboard in the winter time though. Closer, similar terrain + groomed runs as well.
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