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Old 06-10-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Lake Superior Provincial Park or Bruce Peninsula Park

Has anyone visited either of these two parks? I'm looking for someplace with great hiking trails, within 500 miles of Southwest Michigan.

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We went from Kalamazoo to Lake Superior Provincial Park two summers ago and LOVED it...It was about a 7-8 hour drive. There are some wonderful hiking trails with our favorite being Orphan Lake trail that is about 4 miles of beauty! We basecamped at the Agawa Bay campground and hiked every trail in the park with the exception of the Coastal Trail because it is more for multi-day backpacking. If you have any questions our would like to talk more (since your right down the road from me) shoot me your email via PM and my wife and I could share some stories with you.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Thanks Uber, PM with email is headed your way.
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We also spent a week at Lake Superior PP last September. It is a great spot. On one of the hiking trails we saw our first bald headed eagle soaring above us.

The camp grounds are between the lake and highway. Superior is so interesting. One minute dead calm and a half hour later crashing waves. Great sunsets too.

Here are a couple pics from our trip there.



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Old 06-10-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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Whoo Hoo!

Thanks for the photos and the review Road Ruler!

I love Lake Superior and in the past have spent a fair amount of time around Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Like you, I'm entranced with how quickly the lake changes her mood.

What campground did you stay in at Lake Superior PP?
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Yes Felix, we luv the area too. We stayed at Agawa Bay PP, Rabbit Blanket PP, and then down to Pancake Bay PP on the was down.

We like it best there in September when the summer crouds leave.

One of these days we want to get to the Edmund Fitzgerald Museum at White Fish Bay.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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Funny you should mention the museum.....

I serve on their marketing committee.....let me know when you visit. I'll be sure to claim your visit as one of my "accomplishments"!
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:05 AM   #8
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I think you'd find that they are both pretty spectacular parks - with different geology, geography and levels of visitor use. The Bruce is accessible to large numbers of people from Southern Ontario and the scenery along the Georgian Bay coastline has a bit of a Mediterranean quality about it - very unique. Lake Superior is just plain rugged Canadian Shield - even though it is on the Trans Canada highway you will not find the same numbers of people. If you choose the Bruce Peninsula then don't forget to take in the community of Tobermory and Fathom Five National Marine Park - and you might also want to consider taking the Chi-Cheemaun to or from Manitoulin Island - it's a pleasant alternative to returning home by the same route.

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We are planning a trip to Ontario in June 2013. Want to camp at Bruce Pennisula NP. Do you know the size limitations for the Park?
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We are planning a trip to Ontario in June 2013. Want to camp at Bruce Pennisula NP. Do you know the size limitations for the Park?
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We camped at Bruce Pennisula NP during the first week of July this year - between this park and the 5 fathoms NP, it was a great visit.

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We also spent a week at Lake Superior PP last September. It is a great spot. On one of the hiking trails we saw our first bald headed eagle soaring above us.

The camp grounds are between the lake and highway. Superior is so interesting. One minute dead calm and a half hour later crashing waves. Great sunsets too.

Here are a couple pics from our trip there.



This is the area that Gordon Lightfoot wrote about in his famous song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

Very striking scenery, weather that can turn on a dime. Your pictures capture it perfectly.
Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
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Thanks for the photos and the review Road Ruler!

I love Lake Superior and in the past have spent a fair amount of time around Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Like you, I'm entranced with how quickly the lake changes her mood.

What campground did you stay in at Lake Superior PP?
And in the same song as mentioned above, Whitefish Bay gets special mention:
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
if they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er.
They might have split up or they might have capsized;
they may have broke deep and took water.
And all that remains is the faces and the names
of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

The song tell a real story about real events in the not-too-distant past. On November 10, 1975, The Edmund Fiztgerald sank in Lake Superior, taking all 29 crew members to their grave.

If you're a SCUBA diver, you can visit the wreck, but no, not this time of year.
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If you're a SCUBA diver, you can visit the wreck, but no, not this time of year.
The wreck is at 530' depth.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum on Whitefish Point has an exhibit on the Fitz.
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The wreck is at 530' depth.
They moved it?

Seriously, I caught the tale-end of video of the wreck on TV a few days ago. Maybe it was to do with the anniversary...
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They moved it?

Seriously, I caught the tale-end of video of the wreck on TV a few days ago. Maybe it was to do with the anniversary...

The show that I watched on the wreck a couple of years ago indicated that you are not allowed to dive to the wreck, in that it had been declared a memorial.

Now I don't know anything about diving...but 530' feet sounds very deep.
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