When I signed up for the 1st Annual Halloween Links 5K, I never imagined that it would be on the actual golf course. Taking place at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan, this is one of the most unique 5Ks I have ran.
Fifty-five runners eagerly stood awaiting the signal. The sun barely peeked above the horizon. The countdown began, and with the sound of a horn, we were off. The Portland St. Patrick's Fall Festival Half Marathon was underway.
We started off with low expectations, knowing that Haypress Falls was not a very impressive waterfall. For us, it was a side stop on the way to a much larger destination. Although our expectations of the falls was accurate, we did find something special that made the visit worth it. Tucked between two swamps, Haypress... Continue Reading →
Visiting Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a step back in history to a place where nature and humans co-existed. Buried among thousands of acres of old-growth forests and stunning vistas are abandoned mines, echoes from communities long gone. There is no place better within the park to experience the ghosts of the past than Nonesuch Mine.
Located in the small town of Germfask, the Northland Outfitters Campground & Canoe/Kayak Livery offers guests scenic views of the Manistique River. With campsites and cabins, it has a little bit of everything for everyone. Conveniently located off of M-77, we stopped here as an overnight stay between home and the Porcupine Mountains. What We... Continue Reading →
Imagine an easy stroll through a quiet forest, ending at one of Michigan's tallest waterfalls; Laughing Whitefish Falls. Located in the Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site, this waterfall is considered by many to be Michigan's most spectacular waterfall.
tled within the Hiawatha National Forest, Otter Lake Campground gives campers the experience of being away from the city while still conveniently within driving distance of Munising, Michigan.
Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula has some impressive waterfalls. While Silver River Falls may not be at the top of the list, it still makes for an interesting and scenic stop.