What is this amazing place, so far north? We are in Munising, Michigan–the “Upper Peninsula” of Michigan, and our house is right on Lake Superior! I snapped a quick selfie on our beach… Can you see Lake Superior behind me?
This area was once the home of the Anishinaabe people (or Ojibwa). I read all about their culture in “The Birchbark House” by Louise Erdrich. Many French traders also came here, so there is a French influence in the names of cities like Grand Marais.
The first night I slept so soundly in my log cabin room with Lake Superior’s waves lapping outside the window.
I woke to a beautiful sunrise. I couldn’t wait to see everything!
The area is famous for waterfalls… There are even some as you drive along the highway. Here is a waterfall we saw that flows into Lake Superior.
Everywhere you go you hear about “Yoopers.” I thought it sounded like the name of a candy bar! “Yooper” is a term for a person who lives in the Upper Peninsula …”U.P.”
Marquette is a university town nearby, and it has its own history between fur trading, Native Americans, iron ore, and shipping. We went to a museum in Marquette and saw a trunk that could have belonged to American Girl Kirsten.
At nighttime we had a campfire and enjoyed the amazing sunset over Lake Superior.
P.S. You can rent a Lake Superior House too!