Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Drive; Don’t Sail On The Shores Of Michigan

Posted on November 19, 2009 | Remarkable DrivesNo Comment

Experience the pleasure of vibrant landscapes with contradicting lonesome, serene drive along the northern coastline of Michigan.


A trip through Michigan can be delineated as a sequence of hushed boulevards through higher isthmus amid Whitefish Point and Marquette. The downy roads are bonded so close to the coast that you can almost snuffle the fragrance of the turquoise marine. Witnessing the waves acquaints you the authority of the lake. It can be seen in the nature of the ground, in the creative stonework of crags engraved by the waves that are spread across 40 miles, now named as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Its authority is perceptible in the jerky sands of Grand Sable Dunes; in the battered chalets and the seaside porch that are obscured under the granules, and in the waft logs of over 30 feet hurled far away from the water.

The treacherous Lake Superior croons the chronicles of over 300 shipwrecks, according to the evidence that lies only offshore. Renowned vessels like Edmund Fitzgerald and many other ships were and are being wrecked by this lake, thus acquiring the title of “Shipwreck Coast.”

Michigan Lake

Begin in Marquette

Before fastening your seatbelts to start the voyage, take a tour to the Marquette Maritime Museum and enter the lantern space of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, built in 1866, and exhibit the roaring, domed waves of Lake Superior. Also, visit the adjacent edifice of museum that displays scintillating anthology of lenses, an operational periscope, and an array of Lake Superior souvenir. This museum also has a facsimile of fishing hovel. Watch the monuments with care and exit quickly to continue with other attractions.

Hungry? Try Thill’s Fish House

Visit all the copious restaurants in Marquette but you wouldn’t find food as scrumptious and appetizing as that in Thill’s Fish House. Possessed by a fisherman, this place serves the best smoldered trout and whitefish bones. Looking at the mesh hauled up to the wharf, knots of ropes and huge anchor besides the restaurant are evidence of this place being used as a commercial place.

Find ruins in Munising

Be an eyewitness of indisputable wreckages lying deep in the lake by embarking on the ship ‘Miss Munising” possessed and run by Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours. Do not board this ship to view the aquatic life in the lake as you many not get many. A timbered dinghy of over 150 feet, Bermuda, can be glimpsed lying on the bottom of the lake shattered by the same authority of the waves in 1870.

Through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

“Not men can create this” said a trekker hiking on the track close to Chapel Rock. Was he referring only to the engraved podium of the Chapel Rock? Or was he describing the stretch of the countless golden granules lying on the shores of Chapel Beach? Or about the perverted trees hovering on the precipices? The natural carvings made by the ruthless wind and callous waves are extended up to 40 miles of seashore, crags, and beach that are conserved by Pictured Grand MaraisRocks National Lakeshore. Visitors can hours to seek some wreckage on the clean Twelvemile Beach or waft through the lake grottos and under the archway, being pleased about the mineral shade on the crags. You can either opt to spend time trekking along the coast or simply relax and marvel about the creativity of the nature.

Grand Marais

Drive farther to visit the ancient town of Grand Marais to get a glimpse of the final man-made fishing tow, The Shark, in the Great Lakes. Next, go to the history Museum and the Gitche Gumee Agate to spend some quality time. Sit on a soft settee lying on the porch in West Bay Diner and Delicatessen, where you can heed the sounds of waves carrying the fishing boats and enjoy the luscious food. Select whitefish fillet stuff from the menu. Escape dehydration by trying some microbrews at the Lake Superior Brewing Company, or non-intoxicating beer made of ginger. Also, visit the modest wreckage cenotaph on the seaside.

Two-Hearted River

Grab Highway 77 to pass through the city of Seney and the Fox River, a place that felt the presence of Ernest two-hearted river michiganHemingway while scripting ‘Big Two-Hearted River’. To witness the Two-Hearted River yourself, switch to Highway 37. Keep inspecting the river and follow the shores till its pours itself into the lake. For fun, take a tour offered in all seasons by Two Hearted Canoe trips.

Pastoral Tahquamenon Logging Museum

The bucolic Tahquamenon Logging Museum to the exterior of Newberry is the best place to expand your knowledge on lumberjack. Try the lumberjack brunch offered by the museum in the lobby; exhibit the old snapshots, several cataloguing tools, and a weird pot for cooking.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls State ParkOne amongst the highest waterfalls, the 40,000 acre Tahquamenon Falls State Park is eastward of Mississippi River. The park conserves 13 miles of water-filled area which includes numerous remarkable falls. One among them is the Upper Falls of over 50 feet, where you can listen the rumbling of water.

The commemoration of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Moving toward the concluding attractions of the expedition, you can halt at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station. The wretched Edmund Fitzgerald was sailing towards this light station in some calendar date of November 1975 after the dusk. No one knows what occurred to make this vessel disappear along with a crew of 29 members. This ship is, along with many other ships, honored by the still operative Whitefish Point Light Station and the ancient Museum. Visit the museum and salute the sufferers of the accident. For a decent overnight sleep with lighthouse ray glistening at your casement, enter the Coast Guard Lifeboat Station re-established in 1923.

Trip Tips

Finding roads and attractions can be made easier by acquiring ‘The Official Visitor Guide’ available at Visitors Bureau and Marquette Country Convention. Frederick Stonehouse provides us with the Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast to get more information on wreckages and lighthouses.

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