Category: East North Central Parks

The Definitive Pictured Rocks Travel Guide

When it comes to the world’s incredible coastlines, most of the attention goes to the breathtaking ocean coastlines that are found throughout the world. Places like the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and the Big Sur coastline in the American state of California get a lot of attention from travelers. I have visited all of these coastlines in my many travelers, and I can personally attest to their incredible beauty. However, when searching out the world’s most amazing coastlines, I think that the Great Lakes region of North America is often mistakenly overlooked. Between the seven Great Lakes of North America, there is some absolutely stunning stretches of coastline for travelers to enjoy. Destinations like the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and Turnip Rock in Lake Huron are stunning coastlines that rival any ocean coast you will find in the world. However, my favorite is undoubtedly the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.

The Essential Pictured Rocks Packing Guide

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to this stretch of the Lake Superior shoreline each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.  However, each year I see tourists arrive at Pictured Rocks completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

Great Lakes Kayaking Adventure

Great Lakes region is to kayak on the beautiful Great Lakes. There is a seemingly endless number of beautiful coastlines on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron to explore. There are a number of beautiful spots that I have visited and photographed on land during my travels, but have yet to make it back to and get out on the water. That is why I have decided to take this Great Lakes kayaking trip and to share my itinerary with you. Perhaps it will inspire you to get out and visit this amazing part of the United States and to check out some of these fantastic kayaking destinations.

The Ultimate Mackinac Island Visitor Guide

When it comes to travel destinations in the United States, I believe the Great Lakes region is one of the most overlooked and underrated regions of the country to travel to.  The states in-and-around the Great Lakes have a wide range of uniquely beautiful and amazing things to see and do.  One of the most well known and frequently visited of the region’s tourist attractions is undoubtedly Mackinac Island in Lake Huron.  While the island was used as a military fortification in the country’s formative years, today the island is geared more towards servicing tourists that are looking to leave their car behind and enjoy a vacation free from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life.

The Definitive Apostle Islands Packing Guide

The Apostle Islands is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to the islands each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful beaches.  However, each year I see tourists arrive in the Apostle Islands completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

A Complete Indiana Dunes Park Guide for Travelers Visiting Indiana Dunes National and State Parks in the Summer

If you are into hanging out by the lake, camping out on a beautiful summer night, and doing some challenging hiking, then you will absolutely love Indiana Dunes.  The park has some of the most beautiful beaches in the great lakes, which should come as no surprise as the park is known for its gigantic coastal sand dunes.  These same dunes create some of the most unique and beautiful landscapes for hiking as well.

Apostle Islands Visitor Guide

There are a lot of amazingly beautiful landscapes in the Great Lakes region of the United States, but not many are as beautiful as the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin.  In addition to being well known for its beautiful rock cliff coastline and amazing sea caves, the Apostle Islands are also known for being one of the best places in America to go kayaking.  In fact, it is such a prolific kayaking destination that it attracts some of the best kayakers in the country, if not the world, each year.

Planning A Trip to the Apostle Islands

If you love to kayak, then you are going to absolutely love following the next adventure that I am planning.  There are a few places in the United States that I think are absolutely ideal for having a kayaking adventure.  Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota, the Channel Islands in Southern California, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula are some really great spots.  However, my favorite spot to kayak is undoubtedly the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin.

Door County Travel Guide

Ever since I moved to the Milwaukee area about 15 years ago, I have been absolutely enthralled with the Door County region in Northeastern Wisconsin.  It is an absolutely stunning area that is an immensely popular vacation spot for people in the Midwestern United States.