Hiking to Mount LeConte Lodge

Nestled high up in the Smoky Mountains is Mount LeConte Lodge. Named after the peak that is sits on, the lodge is only accessible by foot. Mount LeConte Lodge offers tremendous panoramic views of the Smoky Mountain National park and since one must hike at least a few hours to…

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Kayaking Beaver Island

“Look, there’s a kayak school in the middle of Lake Michigan!” I said to my wife. We were looking for something to do for our summer vacation and I had wondered what Beaver Island had to offer. I had seen the island on the map before and wondered what was…

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Backpacking North Manitou Island

Introduction Be sure to check out Things to do on North Manitou Island as well as Things to see on North Manitou Island. Backpacking North Manitou Island near Lake Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes is a great destination for those looking for a wilderness experience without actually being too distant from…

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