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Family vacation up north - ideas?

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  1. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    We're looking to spend a few days up north- maybe the UP in Michigan or in MN or something. We've been looking at vacation rentals along lake Superior and the like, but with a minimum of a week rental, we can't afford that.
    We like the idea of being near a body of water, lots of hiking, (prefer hilly over flat) and museums and interesting things are always a plus. Away from the crowds is another desire.
    Any ideas? We've never been in that area before.
    We are looking at the end of May right when my son gets home from college.
     
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    Porcupine Mountains and Pictured Rocks are the two in Michigan I'd take a look at. Fort Wilkins and Fayette if you're into the history stuff. Mosquitoes and black flies can be an issue at that time of year.
     
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    Wife and I like Grand Marais, nice beach, pier fishing, pictured rocks, close to Tahquamenon Falls, White Fish Point, Oswald bear ranch and more.
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    Lots to do near Munising and Pictured Rocks. I stayed a little west of there near the Oswald Bear Ranch. The bears were ok. Not far from Taq Falls. Very very quiet up there. I went in late August.
     
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    I live five miles from the porcupine mountain state park. Nice place.
     
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    Unk May is bug season up north. The skeeters will carry your kids over the big lake and feed them to the fish. If they're good swimmers they will probably make in back to shore if there not dropped on an ice burg. Did I mention there is still ice sometimes in late May floating on the lake.
    Try calling the pourcupine mt. state park and ask them about there rental cabins by the lake ( union bay is larger cabin) they also have yurts and cabins up in the mountains to rent nightly or weekly. Several private cabins are also rented in my area (Ontonagon county) by night and week.
    The number for the state park is (906) 885-5275. This will by far be the best place to hike with views like this.
    https://www.porcupineup.com/lake-of-the-clouds/
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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  8. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    I think we may have found something.
    NE of Cornocupia.

    https://www.vrbo.com/1255934

    Hey Yoop - how far from you is this?
     
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    Around two hrs.
     
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    You shave your mustache ?
     
  11. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Hmm. If it were closer I wouldn't mind popping over to spend an hour or two, but that's a bit too far. Pity. You must be a very interesting character! :cheers::drinking:
     

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