Kayaking to Turnip Rock

Turnip Rock, Port Austin, MI, photo by Seasons Photography The second in our series of “Cool Places Your Kayak Can Take You” features this cool rock formation in Lake Huron. Port Austin Kayak’s page on kayaking to Turnip Rock says: A trip to Turnip Rock in Port Austin is unmistakably one of the best activities … Continue reading Kayaking to Turnip Rock

Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks

Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks, photo by Ann Fisher The Washington Post has a feature on Lake Superior’s stubborn ice cover: As of Memorial Day, ice covered 4.5 percent of Lake Superior according to NOAA, and 1.7 percent of the Great Lakes overall (though Superior is the only lake with remaining ice). The recent … Continue reading Miners Castle, with ice and kayaks

Kayaking at Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Kayaking at Spray Falls, photo by Aaron Peterson In Wednesday Waterfall: Spray Falls on his blog Aaron writes: Remote Spray Creek bubbles up somewhere in the middle of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, meanders through miles of maple and beech forest—then flies foam-first over a 50-foot cliff into Lake Superior. Seeing the creek upstream, you’d never … Continue reading Kayaking at Spray Falls in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Kayaking Under the Mighty Mac (and walking over it)

Kayaking Under the Mighty Mac, photo by Kathleen Swinehart This Monday (September 5th) it’s time for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. 2011 is the 54th annual and the walk is open to all. It starts at 7 AM and you can leave any time up to 11 AM. They have a blog with information for … Continue reading Kayaking Under the Mighty Mac (and walking over it)

Kayaking at the Pictured Rocks

pictured rocks 09-044, photo by northern_latitudes. Check out Tim’s awesomely amazing pictured rocks kayaking 2009 set (slideshow). He does a better job than anyone I’ve yet seen of conveying these massive rock formations. Kayaking buffs will definitely want to check out the Hiawatha Water Trail web site – it’s a kayaker’s dream!! Michigan in Pictures … Continue reading Kayaking at the Pictured Rocks

The River: Photo Kayaking on Pigeon River

Photo Kayaking on Pigeon River, photo by Fellowship of the Rich. Here’s a photo taken while kayaking on the Pigeon River in Port Sheldon, about which the DNR says: The Pigeon River is located in the north-central part of the southern peninsula of Michigan. Its headwaters are located a few miles northeast of Gaylord. The … Continue reading The River: Photo Kayaking on Pigeon River

Kayaking Point Aux Barques

26 flowerpot, photo by northern_latitudes. This photo is part of northern latitudes’ Point Aux Barques set of photos. You just gotta see the slideshow – some great shots of these cool rock formations and the Port Austin Reef lighthouse! There’s some old photos of the Pointe Aux Barques area from the Library of Congress on … Continue reading Kayaking Point Aux Barques

Isle Royale Sunset and the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

Round Is. sunset, photo by yooper1949. Carl took this photo at Herring Bay in Isle Royale National Park. It’s part of his super-cool Isle Royale National Park (slideshow) which, in addition to having many more kayak photos, has some incredible views of this amazing Michigan park including a sweet shot of the northern lights over … Continue reading Isle Royale Sunset and the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium

Kayak on the Pine River Channel

Kayaking through the Channel, photo by smiles7. The lighthouse is the Charlevoix South Pier Light, and it marks the mouth of the Pine River channel that extends from Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan. Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light explains: The Pine River Channel is believed to be unique in the entire world inasmuch as it … Continue reading Kayak on the Pine River Channel