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Old 07-06-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Campus Martius in downtown Detroit in the middle of a summer workday is pretty awesome. There is a lot of activity and it's makes you feel optimistic about the future of the city.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'd forgotten about sturgeon gorge. What a beautiful place! I haven't been there in years, but I'll never forget it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Well, since nobody mentioned it, the Mackinac Bridge! One of the most beautiful suspension bridges in the world and it's longer than the Golden Gate.

My runners up would be the Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle, which is quite stunning and was designed by Albert Kahn after Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. I will also throw in the view of the Detroit skyline while drinking a single malt at Coach Insignia at the top of the GM Renaissance Center.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:00 AM
 
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Tahquamenon Falls, or Ocqueoc Falls, for that matter. While not as spectaculer, Ocqueoc is a nice place to wade around and explore. Take a picnic, make a afternoon of it. There are some sink holes in the area also. What about the Valley Camp museum in Sault Ste. Marie? Fort Michilimackinac and Mill Creek, where the lumber for the fort and first buildings on the island was cut? Take a ferry, go to the island, get some fudge. Once you're back in Mackinaw City go get a pasty; somebody help me out here, I can never remember the name of the shop, woman's name, housed in a log building a few blocks southwest of the fort.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Ocqueoc, MI - Extreme N.E. Lower Peninsula
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There are some sink holes in the area also.
We climbed to the bottom of one of these, near Onaway. By the way, it's 217 steps to climb back out.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Tahquamenon Falls, or Ocqueoc Falls, for that matter. While not as spectaculer, Ocqueoc is a nice place to wade around and explore. Take a picnic, make a afternoon of it. There are some sink holes in the area also. What about the Valley Camp museum in Sault Ste. Marie? Fort Michilimackinac and Mill Creek, where the lumber for the fort and first buildings on the island was cut? Take a ferry, go to the island, get some fudge. Once you're back in Mackinaw City go get a pasty; somebody help me out here, I can never remember the name of the shop, woman's name, housed in a log building a few blocks southwest of the fort.
Wow...I had to read all the posts and your right..the Falls wasnt mentioned. Of course Mackinac Island is a must see, and maybe even the Mackinac bridge at night.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Add another... Whitefish Point and the Shipwreck Museum.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Add another... Whitefish Point and the Shipwreck Museum.
Very true. And going along those same lines...if it hasnt been mentioned...Lake Superior, along with walking almost any Lake Superior beach is a must see/do.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Ya the bridge was mentioned before.
"Castle Rock although trouist trap is a nice view of the straits and the bridge. To bad it is closed in the winter."

White fish point, Sloan in Flint, Cross Roads Village near Flint & Village of Genessee, Blue water Bridge and the mouth of the river and the start of the walk, Port Austin well a bit north of town.

Fayette Historic Town site and State Park on Big Bay De Noc.
the beaches along US 2 east of Nubinway.

Big Bay Michigan, a movie was made there years ago.

Snow in the Grand Sable dunes in July.
One year we were fishing a few lakes east of Pine Stump Junction and Deer lodge. At a lunch break we decided the fishing wasn't all that great and we needed ICE. there was a small store at the mouth of the Two Heart river then close to the RED Green Bridge. We jumped in the Jeep went and got the ice and ran some old logging trails. We got to the Grand Sable dunes and decided to go see the old log slide.
My brother spotted some snow on the edge of sand drift. We startd digging down to find several feet of snow that had not melted yet.

the UP is loade3d with Light houses too.

"Today, Michigan is the only state in the nation that financially supports lighthouse preservation. Throughout the U.P., volunteers work hard to restore and preserve these beacons of hope. Some of our lighthouses are in active use. A dozen of the more than 40 lighthouses and stations listed on this site are open to the public. Want to be a lighthouse keeper? You can volunteer at some stations and others offer hotel or bed and breakfast stays."

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Forgot to mention Isle Royal and the ferry ride out there. Must also mention the fishing at Standard Rock.

If your into Bridges there is a intresting one across the rive between Houghton and Hancock
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