Northward Bound

After taking a hiatus I have finally gotten around to finishing up my trip for everyone. Here is the next installment of our Michigan Adventures.

After leaving family in Tawas City and my family there, we headed north on I-75 towards the upper peninsula. We stopped outside of Gaylord at the Hartwick Pines State Park. This is a beautiful park of old growth white pines. Some of these are massive trees and it has some of the prettiest trails that you can find anywhere. My husband posed for me to give everyone an idea about the scale of these massive trees. You can find information about the park here. Hartwick Pines State Park Info

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After leaving here, we headed to our next stop in St. Ignace at the Straights State Park. Here was some very lovely camping spots right on the water with a view of the Mackinac Bridge.

We went to visit Mackinac Island and the ride over was really chilly for July! I ended up having to purchased a pull over for the trip.


Once on the island, we took the carriage tour and explored Fort Mackinac. It was a beautiful fort that was built in 1780. There is an excellent view of Haldimand Bay from here. There are just too many photo opportunities here so take your time and soak up the beauty of this area. Now…on to the UP and all it has to offer.


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