I left Fort Wilkins with a sad face today. I want to stay and live on the shore of Lake Superior….well until the snow starts!
I didn’t hurry around today as there wasn’t much on the agenda.
I drove through Hancock and there was a McDonald’s so I stopped for a mocha and a sausage burrito. Now here is the thing, unlike Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, Walmart’s and McDonald’s are a rare occurrence. Today is the first time I have seen a Walgreen’s since I left Ohio.
The small towns really rely on tourism, logging and fishing now because there really isn’t a lot of mining anymore.
So my destination today is Lake Gogebic State Park. I am only here for the night and it is raining so I will relax and maybe get that nap in.
I did manage to find another lighthouse which is privately owned by the County Historical Society of Ontonagon County. You can get a picture from the other side of the river.
This lighthouse is the Ontonagon and was built in 1867.
No sailing today folks.
From Ontonagon here…
I headed to the Porcupine Mountain State Park
I had to look it up! Eked means manage to support ones self or make a living with difficulty.
The reason I wanted to visit here was the Lake in the Clouds. This gorge lies about 2 miles from Lake Superior and in that distance the ground rises 1,000 feet. Nestled in between the mountains the lake is 500 feet down from where I am standing. Very neat!
Tomorrow morning I am headed for an overnight stay in Wisconsin at the Apostle Islands and then on to Minnesota for a few days.