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25 August, 2016
August 25, 2016
At the beginning of the month I was traveling out in Marquette, MI and quite frankly ever since leaving there I can’t help but dream of those lake views. It was one of those getaways where you seriously consider extending your vacation and try to reassure yourself the cost of catching a plane ride later that week would be worth it.
Unfortunately (or really fortunately) Michigan is not a highly sought after vacation spot in the US, though it’s perfect for many with it’s wide variety of to-do’s. And if you are ever lucky enough to find yourself considering to visit yooper territory (aka Upper Peninsula territory) here are some reasons to book those tickets.
That’s right. This Harry-Potter loving, photography nerd jumped off a cliff this Summer. Black Rocks Beach is quite the local attraction in Marquette and the twelve foot cliffs over the crystal clear water are often littered with college students to families. Even though Lake Superior water was a bit too cold for me, when we were leaving Michigan I told my boyfriend that I wish I would’ve have jumped off more than once, as it was such a fun experience. And not one I’d probably do again in a long while.
I already shared an entire post dedicated to cruising up and down the Michigan coast, as it’s easily the most uniquely beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Two hundred foot cliffs line the turquoise colored lake, along with endless amounts of trees and daring rock formations.
It’s really tempting to run up to the top deck of the boat for the tour, but after a couple minutes of being over crowded and fighting for a good angle, we snuck back down to the bottom level and enjoyed the quiet + breathtaking views from there.
We were t h i s close to staying up at this charming converted B&B lighthouse this summer. I think most landlocked girls find lighthouses all too magical and so the ability to stay in one seemed like a dream come true to me. Unfortunately it was a bit out of our way and ultimately it made no sense. Still if I was able to fly back tomorrow I would love to stay in this classically attired bed and breakfast.
This unique island is located in Lake Huron and is much farther east than we were, otherwise I know I would have extended my vacation just to visit this picturesque place. The entire Mackinac Island is devoid of cars and filled with bicycles + horse drawn carriages. It’s completely dedicated to providing visitors with a little bit of everything as they have a line up of events from daily ‘Sip n’ Cruise’ to an annual Lilac festival. Plus, the lake side cottages look as though they are straight out of a novel.
^^ White boat vs cliff
When I bought our Pictured Rocks tour tickets I was seriously tempted to skip the catamaran and go all in on a kayak tour. The kayak tour takes the same route as the boat tour, though does it in a six hour time slot plus doubling the price. So we decided it just wouldn’t work with our short time there, but imagining the caves and arch ways from the water perspective makes me swoon.
That’s right – g l a s s b o t t o m.
Lake Superior is known for a couple different things – its vastness, crystal clear water and shipwrecks. Which is the perfect reason for taking an entire cruise to view the boats that have sunk to the bottom of the lake. In some ways I wish we could have booked this tour as well… while I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on the Pictured Rocks tour I think it would have been perfect to book both of these as they both provide such unique experiences.[wc_divider style=”image” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
When first booking my trip to Michigan I wasn’t expecting to fall so in love with it. But three short days convinced me its one of the most perfect vacation spots.
Have you ever visited Michigan?