We left Green Bay about 12 p.m. and drove north – I had one stop in mind before ending the day in Mackinac City, MI. I wanted to stop at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore which is on Lake Superior. Michigan is, of course, broken into two peninsulas: the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula – the two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge.
Driving time is estimated by Google Maps to be 5: 40. Green Bay had a ton of construction so it was slow at first. The remainder of the drive had scenic views of the lakes and lots of trees. Easy driving.
Pictured Rocks is a big park with a lot of interesting hikes. We were looking for a picturesque short hike which we found near Munising at Miner’s Castle. We parked about 100 yards from the Upper Overlook and then hiked about 1/2 a mile to the Lower Overlook.
I would like to come back to Pictured Rocks and spend more time hiking. There is not much in the way of hotels in the area so I would need to plan ahead or (gulp) camp.