We continue driving east on the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan exploring the coast of Lake Superior and the eastern Hiawatha National Forest. Taking notes and making tentative plans for our UP Michigan Tour slated for August 2023.
Our next stop is in Sault Ste. Marie. A place full of historic significance for the Great Lakes region. It is here in Sault Ste. Marie that locks were constructed connecting Lake Superior with Lake Huron and Lake Michigan making it possible for ships to pass through .
Inside the tower there’s an elevator to the top observation deck.. There is a nominal fee to use the elevator. If you are feeling energetic, take the long stairs to the top for free.
Pics from the Top of the Tower of History
Pics from the Road in the UP
After leaving Sault Ste. Marie, we back-tracked a little and drove back into the eastern side of the Hiawatha National Forest. Our next stop is a first-come-first serve national forest campground called “Soldier Lake.”
Join us next time as we continue our exploration of the UP, making stops at Michigan’s Straits State Park and take a ferry to Mackinac Island. Until next time, safe travels everyone…