Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July in Munising, Michigan

We travelled to Munising, Michigan for the 4th of July.  Munising is located on the shores of Lake Superior and is one of the biggest secrets in the US.  It was actually featured on the Weather Channel.  We brought friends with us because we felt everyone needs to see what Munising has to offer. We had soooo much fun.
We started out visiting Munising Falls.  Munising falls is a fascinating adventure in the summer as well as in the winter.  In the summer it is falling through the air from top to bottom allowing you to walk behind it.  As a child I used to climb all over this beautiful sight all year.  In the winter it is fascinating because it freezes from top to bottom leaving one big iscicle.  Don't forget the snowshoes if you plan to visit in the winter.  Then we went on the Glass Bottom Boat Tour where we got to see sunken ships in Munising Bay.  They also showed us sights on Grand Island.  Grand island is an island as large as Manhattan Island and has echo lake in the center where you can catch trophy sized bass.  Murray Bay and surrounding waters abound with Salmon, Trout, Pike and Perch.  There is a bus tour, but you can also bike or hike the island.  This is an island I have never got to enjoy but I know many of my Munising friends have.  Next time I visit, I will enjoy it.
The next day we went to Wagner falls and view from the top of a scenic view where you have a great sight of Lake Superior.  And then we drove on to Autrain River beach.  The reason why I picked this beach is because it gives us the opportunity to swim the warm river or the cool Lake Superior.  I chose both.  I love swimming in Lake Superior.  My friends said they would take this day over any day in the carribean.
Then on to the next day where we got to see half of the 4th of July Parade and then went on Pictured Rocks Cruises.  What a blast!  They were very entertaining and gave us up close and personal views of the many colors formed in the sandstone rock formed by the many minerals in the rock.  Go on a nice day and see the best of Pictured Rocks!
The reason why I wanted to go is because Munising is so good at celebrating the 4th of July.  They have a huge parade and a wonderful celebration down at the dock on Lake Superior.  The night ends with some of the best fireworks I have ever seen.  The lake gives way to a big sky and the fireworks fill it nicely.
Thank you Munsing for the nice visit and we will see you again very soon!

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