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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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I'm going to be up in Grand Marias next week for a couple days. Wanted to kayak the PR but weather is not looking too good for that. So, I'm going to hike some if it and do some geocaching.

Can anyone recommend me what are some highlights to hike? Heck, I wouldn't mind hiking to some water falls somewhere too.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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Bring your kayak to Canada and go with the rest of us.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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Coworker just did most of a 42 mile hike thru that area. The storms hit them last Wens and they bailed. I'll see if I can get some more info but he may be out of town for work.
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Chapel Falls / Chapel Beach. Bee-yootiful.

And this photo doesn't even show the frickin' awesome sandstone tower with a white pine growing on top of it.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #5
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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #6
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Outside Munising is Wagner's falls it is about a half mile+ or so to get back in there. There are lots of Waterfalls in that area to hike to, the local Tourist info center has a map to all of them.
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Chapel Falls / Chapel Beach. Bee-yootiful.

And this photo doesn't even show the frickin' awesome sandstone tower with a white pine growing on top of it.
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That's not my shot, just stole it from the web. I didn't have a photo of the place handy.
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It's an awesome picture haha.
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The Lakeshore Trail is one of the best trails in MI. It is part of the North Country Scenic Trail and it runs for 42 miles between Munising and Grand Marais. I'm sure you don't want to go that far, but you could do an out and back hike from Grand Marais (trailhead is Grand Sable Visitors Center), although the first 5 miles from there are the only areas that you can't really see Lake Superior. there are also a ton of day hikes along there as well, some to falls. Just jump on 58 going southwest out of GM and watch for the signs. FYI, I heard that Grand Sable dunes is closed off to people because of the storms last week causing major erosion issues.
Here's a helpful link (scoll down to see a list of trails):
http://www.summitpost.org/pictured-r...keshore/283781
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The Lakeshore Trail is one of the best trails in MI. It is part of the North Country Scenic Trail and it runs for 42 miles between Munising and Grand Marais. I'm sure you don't want to go that far, but you could do an out and back hike from Grand Marais (trailhead is Grand Sable Visitors Center), although the first 5 miles from there are the only areas that you can't really see Lake Superior. there are also a ton of day hikes along there as well, some to falls. Just jump on 58 going southwest out of GM and watch for the signs. FYI, I heard that Grand Sable dunes is closed off to people because of the storms last week causing major erosion issues.
Here's a helpful link (scoll down to see a list of trails):
http://www.summitpost.org/pictured-r...keshore/283781
I just talked to him AllTran runs a shuttle back and fort thru the area.
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It's an awesome picture haha.
Agreed!

Here's my crappy point and shoot photo of the limestone tower and white pine I mentioned. This beach is amazing in person.

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Old September 17th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #14
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Hiking is for dope smoking hippies. Take a helicopter to see the sights, better view, fly back to resort lay in hot tub and order drinks.
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The hippies that run the diner in gm are hilarious! Good breakfasts too.
the little brewery in gm has decent beer, and a nice steak dinner.
the brewer did shots with us, on the house.
cool little town!
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We rent the house behind the brewery every other year . Its nice to only stumble home a hundred feet .
Install back country navigator on your phone all the trails are on the maps. I wish we would have saved some tracks of that area.
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A decent loop trail for a shorter hike -

Park at the end of Chapel Road, hike out to Chapel Rock, spend some time there then hike the trail west past Grand Portal Point to Mosquito Creek, then back out to the parking lot. you can camp at either Chapel or Mosquito, but you need a permit to camp.
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Chapel beach is a great hike, we went there this spring while the ice was still in the lake.......In June! LOL Kids had a great time playing on the waterfall(Lake was to cold to even stand in). Easy trail, just bring a lunch and water(filter no place to refill other than the lake and river. It is about an hour each way.
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I like the beach bear tnt Au Sable lighthouse, kits of shipwrecks on the beach

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