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Old 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM   #15
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Late Sept/early Oct, you will increase your chance of seeing colorful foliage by going farther north to the U.P.

Bond Falls north of Watersmeet is one of the nicest waterfalls around. McLain State Park north of Houghton has campsites with great views of Lake Superior. The drive along the NW side of the Keweenaw Peninsula on M-26 is really picturesque...

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...and it takes you to Fort Wilkins SP where you can walk around the old fort and see historic stuff.

Back to the SW, the municipal park at Ontonagon also has a few sites on the big lake. And just to the west is the Porcupine Mountains SP; the east unit has a spectacular view of Lake of the Clouds from a high escarpment (picture this in autumn!) ...

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...while the west unit has trails along both sides of a river with 3 small waterfalls one after another.

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:54 PM   #16
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As long as we have jumped into Michigan, why not do Minnesota? I would recommend Duluth and camping downtown at the Lakehead Marina. They call it RV Parking because you camp on the asphalt lot used for winter boat storage. The bathrooms are dicy. It is all about location. Walk to downtown and all the attractions, watch the big lake boats come in under the ariel lift bridge, listen to the horns, bells and whistles of the boats, bridges and trains. It is a hoot.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #17
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Well if your going to Duluth, you're just about a hop, skip and a jump from some of the best wilderness paddling in the world. The Boundary Waters in N.E. Minnesota can't be beat. IMO.

I think we overwhelmed the O.P., Gayle. She hasn't checked back in 4 days. Or.... maybe it all sounded so good; she left early and is on her way.

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Well if your going to Duluth, you're just about a hop, skip and a jump from some of the best wilderness paddling in the world. The Boundary Waters in N.E. Minnesota can't be beat. IMO.

I think we overwhelmed the O.P., Gayle. She hasn't checked back in 4 days. Or.... maybe it all sounded so good; she left early and is on her way.

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It was officially 35 Deg F in Embarass Mn earlier this week and frost was reported in parts of the BWCA .Thank God for frost , nature's insecticide
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #19
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I'll bet the Northern Pike are jumping into the canoes. I haven't been up there for a few years, but the Scamp will fix that. I love that whole area from the U.P. thru WI and into MN. Truly God's country!

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Old 07-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #20
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Hi All,

I have been reading all your helpful advice over the past several days. I am considering my options keeping in mind that I will only have a maximum of 15 days.

I ordered the Moon books for Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula Michigan. They should be here tomorrow so I will be able to spend the weekend traveling from my recliner.

Thanks to everyone!
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As long as we have jumped into Michigan, why not do Minnesota? I would recommend Duluth and camping downtown at the Lakehead Marina. They call it RV Parking because you camp on the asphalt lot used for winter boat storage. The bathrooms are dicy. It is all about location. Walk to downtown and all the attractions, watch the big lake boats come in under the ariel lift bridge, listen to the horns, bells and whistles of the boats, bridges and trains. It is a hoot.
Does this marina parking area cost anything to camp in? I could hit this on my way to the north shore sometime.

Minnesota's shoreline is a trip all by itself.
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Oh gosh. Sorry for the above gibberish post! I must have stuck the phone in my pocket while still active. Lol


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Now that's funny! I am new to the forum and thought it was an acronym I didn't know. I spent a few minutes trying to figure it out.

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Did ya come up with anything good? Lol


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Mike send Alf S a PM about the Duluth marina camping he spent a night there just before arriving here delivering his now our Escape. He quite liked it.

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No I didn't, Brandi. I'll bet the code breakers at NSA got some overtime too.


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Lakehead Marina is expensive, I think their lowest price is $29/night. Reservations are recommended.

Their location is technically on Minnesota Point, a peninsula that juts between MN and WI. Being so close to downtown they can charge whatever they want.

It is small with only 30 sites. We arrived late, after the marina offices had closed, and our site number and directions were taped to the door. Their website has some photos, always the best views, of course. PM me if you would like some additional campground photos.

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