Franklin Square Inn
Travel Blogs from Houghton
We enjoed the drive through the cities of Houghton and Hancock MI, both university towns, on our way along northeastern side of the river to the Maclean State Park where we spent the night. Once we set up, we went to see the town of Calumet, a former mining town, and then helped Rita & John hunt ...
... into Lake Superior. Leaving the tip of MI we drove through a leafy green tunnel along a twisty Rte. 41. Once in the main part of the UP (upper peninsula) we sped east toward our next "must see", Mackinac Island, off the isthmus between UP and LP, in Lake Huron. On the way we ran across the top of Lake Michigan. It was remarkably calm and flat for such a huge body of ...
... a hole in the wall cafe in Hancock. Food was delicious and lines of locals kept showing up. We saw that they had pasties coming out of the oven so we went back for a pre-dinner snack - took them to go - and found a city park (along a lake) - now have experienced real local fare.
Today was a history adventure in copper mining at the turn of the century. This area of the country has all these mine shafts that they dug out the copper. ...
Had Tahquamenon Falls to ourselves since we arrived early after breaking camp before 6am to avoid rain. It was a fun hike, the kids were jazzed up. Drove on to see several sights within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiked to another falls and to some dunes. Further on we hiked through ...
Today there was yet more driving involved, down to Cyndi and Michael's house in Wisconsin. This was another 7 hours, but this time it was in Judi’s car and Mandi drove which changed things up a bit! Judi couldn’t come down with us as she had to work. I ...
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