The UP (Upper Peninsula)
Leaving Wisconsin behind we headed east toward the western edge of Lake Michigan in that funny part of Michigan that is isolated from the rest of the state. This is a very conservative area, we saw tons of Trump signs.
It was still raining as we neared so we stopped at a Walmart and bought (the last!) small pavilion tent which made our evening much nicer.
The next morning dawned sunny and dry so we flipped our tent over to dry.
Our campground was located on a peninsula that sticks out into Lake Michigan with Little Bay de Noc on the west and Big Bay de Noc on the east. “Noc” was a descriptive term for the local Indians. Our first day we drove out to the end of the peninsula where there is an old lighthouse.
This turned out to be one of our favorite campsites. It was big, isolated and we had our own little forest that bordered on the lake. Dinner was veggie-burgers on the grill.
Bay de Noc Grand Island National Heritage Trail
The next day we did a short (5-6 miles) section on the Bay de Noc Trail. The trail follows an old 40 mile Indian portage trail between lakes Michigan and Superior.
The back to the campground for another beautiful sunset.