Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for Watery Wednesday


Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The Lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes. READ MORE

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The Bay Shore Park and Marina in Munising, Michigan Rich in history, beautiful scenery and natural wonders.


The Song of Hiawatha, poem(s) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The scene of the poem is among the Ojibways on the southern shore of
Lake Superior, in the region between the Pictured Rocks and the Grand Sable. READ MORE




“Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse Located on the southeast shore of Grand Island, north of Munising.Latitude: 46.45667 Longitude: 86.6232. The pictures of the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse to the left show the dramatic results produced by restoration efforts carried out sometime between 2001 and 2005. A local group known as the East Channel Lights Rescue Project has not only built the protective wooden crib in front of the lighthouse but has also restored and painted the structure.” READ MORE


“Bridalveil Falls
Located about a half-mile northeast of Miners Beach along the Pictured Rocks cliffs.
Bridalveil Falls are only viewable by water or from a distance at
Miners Castle. The falls cannot be seen from atop or from the North Country National Scenic Trail
This is a seasonal waterfall that slows to a trickle in the summer and fall.  Bridalveil Falls is often featured on postcards and publications about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.” READ MORE about area waterfalls


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Lake Superior (French: Lac SupĂ©rieur) is the largest of the five traditionally-demarcated Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded to the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Minnesota, and to the south by the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Michigan. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area if Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are considered to be two lakes.[2] It is the world's third-largest freshwater lake by volume.[3] WIKIPEDIA


DSC_0156 "Gitche Gumee meaning "big water."



Northern Waters Adventures has guided sea kayak trips on Lake Superior for 15 years



From the upper deck you could almost reach out and touch the rock


mypictr_165x165 Joe Todd says, “ Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Why don’t you let the adventure continue by visiting Watery Wednesday. Sorry about not posting for awhile, I think I had one to many adventures and have been a little “under the weather” but am better now. Have a great life..”


genie said...

I need to take a trip up there. This series of shots could be an advertisement by the Chamber of Commerce. What a heavenly area....and those rock formations are awesome. Your captures are stunning, and I enjoyed reading the info you included with them. Wonderful photography and post. Genie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I had no idea about the scenery. Great photo tour.

Kay Dennison said...

Definitely awesome!!!!!

June said...

"Too many adventures" is a pretty good complaint to have, Joe!

Rocks that size, and the wearing away by . . . WATER!
Amazing, isn't it?
Thanks for these!

Lona said...

What a wonderful old lighthouse Joe!The rock formations are great too. I wondered where you and Linda were, I was beginning to worry a little.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ah Shucks.... I may never see that waterfall --unless I buy a boat!!!!! ha.. BUT--I'll bet it is pretty during the rainy season.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love waterfalls! Glad to see you pop back up on my Google Reader; I had just assumed you two were off on an adventuure -- sorry to hear you've been under the weather.