Great Lakes Road Trip: Lake Superior Circle Tour: Munising to St Ignace

We started off our full day in Munising by visiting Wagner Falls.

A short paved walk to the falls sparkling in the sunshine.

Then on to Miners Falls, (we considered Chapel Rock for the hike but decided time would be a bit tight as we had a cruise booked at 2pm.)

A nice walk with birds cheeping and something’s no tap-tapping which we couldn’t quite work out,

sounded too loud for a woodpecker. Another falls where we got a soaking watching the water crashing down!

Further down the road we took the very short stroll to the overlook for Miners Castle,

a huge Rock formation towering over the lake.

Back in town we had a late breakfast at Fallen Rock Cafe and bookshop.

Drinking coffee, devoured no cinnamon buns, surrounded by books, my kind of heaven!

We had prepared ourselves for the two and a half hour cruise to see the Painted Rocks, every hoodie we have with us as well as jackets! We needed them all, and more for the trip, though the sun was shining the wind was bitter cold. The high cliffs stained by minerals,

the waterfalls,

caves,

rocks

arches

they were astoundingly beautiful.

On the return journey the boat passed close to Grand Island for a closer view of the lighthouse.

We were pleased we had taken the motel receptionists advice to sit on the right side of the boat, it was definitely the best position to be in and get the best views.

Waking to yet more rain we started the last stage of our Lake Superior Circle Tour. The rain was torrential as we arrived at Tahquamenon Falls so we decided we would give them a miss.

We had considered whether it was worth doing the extra miles to Whitefish Point and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

I had read a lot about it being worth a visit so decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed, it was a fascinating place, still difficult to believe the lake waters can be so fierce as to sink such huge ships.

We heading south we passed through the small town of Paradise

so in less than a week we’ve been to Christmas and Paradise.. who could want more!!

And so we parted company with the circle tour as it turned east,

we continued down to St Ignace.

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