Lake Superior Roadtrip

Began the one-week road trip with a stop at the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin. Kayaked out to Sand Island and explored some of the sea caves. No pictures on the water as the lake was too rough to get my phone out.

Lunch on Sand Island

Explored the town of Ashland, Wisconsin.

One of several murals in Ashland, Wisconsin
Camped at the marina in Ashland, Wisconsin
View of the marina from inside Vanna

Vanna heads to Madeline Island

Madeline Island: Took Vanna out to Madeline Island (the largest of the Apostle Islands) to explore. Grabbed a pizza at a local establishment where they were serving outside. When you placed your order they gave you a big playing card – got the Jack of Spades. There’s nothing like yelling out in a crowd “I’ve got the Jack!” when your food is ready.

Visited Big Bay State Park. The lake shore is quite diverse – cliffs, rocks, and sandy beaches.

Vanna coming back from Madeline Island

Camped on the shore of Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Camped at the Pincushion Mountain trailhead which sits above Grand Marais.

View of Grand Marais from Pincushion Mountain

Drove to Grand Portage and visited the Grand Portage National Monument. Saw a few roadside oddities along the way.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Biked a 25-mile paved and gravel loop in Grand Portage. The loop takes you to the border with Canada.

That’s Canada on the other side of the river

Hiked a portion of the Superior Trail.

Superior Trail

Video of Lake Superior and surrounding rivers and streams.

Spent the last night in Two Harbors, Minnesota.