Tuesday, September 20, 2011


On Tuesday, we crossed the Mackinac Bridge to the Upper Peninsula and drove to Munising. Our plan was to take a Pictured Rocks cruise once we arrived. However... as we drove it was raining and when we arrived in Munising we found that because of the strong winds the boats weren't going out.
We stopped at a tourist information place and got a list of things we could do. We found that the area we were in had lots of waterfalls , so we started out to find some of them.

Alger Falls

Next we headed to another spot to hike to another falls. Above, you see the trail that was next to the sign. The water was deeper and muddier than it looks so we made our way across the plank you can see, holding each other and some branches.
Imagine our surprise when we got to dry ground and realized that on the other side of the plants was another path - completely dry!

Here is the dry path. It gave us a good laugh!

This is what we were rewarded with at the end of that hike - a beautiful falls! This is Wagner Falls.

We took another hike and found the Munising Falls. This one is surrounded by the rocky cliffs you see below.

This is the North Channel Lighthouse, on Grand Isle near Munising. It is no longer in use, but has been restored in "rustic form" and a seawall was built to protect it.

As we walked along Lake Superior, we came across this old boat, breaking down on the sand.

The shores of Lake Superior are so beautiful!

This is Miners Castle. It was fun watching the waves come in, and seeing the water splash through the holes in the bottom of the rock.

One of the waterfalls we were looking for made us take quite a walk. This pretty path meandered through the woods, making it quite enjoyable!

This is the Falls we were walking to - Miners Falls.

This is one of the piers at Munising. I always like seeing the boats lined up!

Last, but not least a few pictures to make you smile!
The hotel we stayed at in Munising had these huge chairs out front.
Don't we look funny in them?

More pictures coming tomorrow...


Kim said...

hahahaha Loved those photos of y'all in those big chairs at the end :)

I've seen photos of the U.P. from several friends/family who've gone this year and makes me want to go sometime! Maybe next furlough :)

ancient one said...

Beautiful waterfalls !! I loved all these pictures. I almost felt as if I were walking with you. I don't know why I didn't know that Lakes would have lighthouses and shipwrecked boats. Loved you in the big chairs and walking the plank..LOL

Kim, USA said...

I love your photos Mari. I think up north is really pretty beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your photos ^_^

Heather said...

You found some beautiful waterfalls! I love to see all the cool old lighthouses that are on the Great Lakes; there are so many of them!

Pat said...

You always take the best pictures!
We were up there last year and it sure is a treasure. We took the Pictured Rocks was awesome.
You two are the sweetest, cutest couple, love the big chair pictures!

Justabeachkat said...

Gorgeous photos Mari. What a trip!

Love the photos of the big chair. We have one here on the resort and it's always a favorite photo spot for our guests.


Sandra said...

Gorgeous photos Mari, it sounds like such an amazing trip ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How did you get up in those chairs? They are HUGE!!

Loved the pictures. They look like jigsaw puzzles!

Crown of Beauty said...

This post was such a treat, with all those lovely waterfalls, and the pier, and the beachfront of Lake Superior... and those huge chairs sure look huge with you sitting on them!

Thanks for sharing about your trip to Munising!


Sylvia said...

Enjoying sharing your holiday day by day. Pictures of the lakes and waterfalls are wonderful. Never tire of picture like that.

Brooke said...

the waterfalls look like the gorgeous ones we have around here. the rest, not so much :P

Raise Them Up said...

I'm so glad the rain didn't stop you from seeing the falls! They were beautiful! I would have enjoyed the hike through the woods, too. :)

The pictures of you two on the chairs are FUN! Love them!

Karen said...

I love seeing all of your pictures. Such a gorgeous area!

Saija said...

they are all winners - i especially like the old boat in the white sandy shore pic ... that is a real beaut - just waiting for a caption!! :)

and my goodness, there are giants in munising judging by the chairs ... !

Betty said...

I can´t imagine being surrounded by so much water. It seems heavenly to me. You are blessed to have such a beautiful country.

Anonymous said...

As I recall, from here to Copper Harbor is a long, long drive. When we got there the water in Lake Superior was like ice. It was a beautiful drive and never crowded.

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for lettin' us tag along through your very beautiful pictures.

Ya'll look so teeny~tiny in those big old chairs.

I've traveled that neck of the woods with Hubs when we had the truckin' company but we were always on schedule and never had time to sight~see.

You have yourself a marvelously blessed day sweetie!!!

Brenda said...

In those chairs you reminded me of Edith Ann...isn't that the lady who dresses and cries like a baby? Might be mistaken. Anyhow that's too cute! Beautiful pictures!

kari said...

those chairs are pretty cool. I love the color of the water at the pier.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mari,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blogs about Munising to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you soon!