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July 23, 2017

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Porter, Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Porter, Indiana Website – https://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm Address – 1215 North Indiana State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

On day #2, we stopped at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  Sadly, we only had a few hours to spend here, so we opted to poke through the Visitors Center, and then drive a few miles to the Dune Succession Trail.  It was a good call.

When I think dune, I think Jersey shore “maybe as tall as I am” dune.  These were “mountain of sand next to Lake [...]

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January 3, 2016

Four Days in Canada:The Final Great Lakes – Lake Huron and Lake Ontario

Traveling the Trans-Canada Highway from Saulte Saint Marie to Manitoulin Island, riding “the Big Canoe”, Exploring Bruce National Park, a night in Toronto, and the mighty Niagara Falls

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November 3, 2015

Our first Great Lake… Lake Erie

 

Another year, another crazy road trip for the family.  This time it was two weeks.  Our goal?  Sleep next to every one of the Great Lakes.  Since neither of the boys had ever seen a great lake, and my wife and I had only seen two each, this was a pretty lofty goal.

Our gear loaded up, we hopped into the car and sped west down the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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October 19, 2015

Mackinac Island State Park, Michigan

Mackinac Island State Park – Mackinac Island, Michigan Website – Mackinac Island State Park website Distance – 70 miles of roads and trails for biking and hiking.  We did maybe 6 miles all told. Options –  you can hike, bike, (rented) horse, or take a guided horse drawn carriage ride.  No motor vehicles allowed on the island Open – 24 hours.

Terrain – beach, woods, cliffs, and rock formations

Trailheads – the whole island is pretty much a trailhead, everything starts at the ferry docks.

Directions – The only way onto the island is by one of the various ferry lines from Mackinaw City or St Ignace.  We took Shepler’s Mackinac Island [...]

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