Day five of our family summer adventure was filled with variety as we made our way through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and through the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula with a return stop at the Lake of the Clouds on our way back through the “Porkies”. Our first stop was at the Summit Peak Scenic area where we took a 1/2 mile walk (each way) to an observation tower overlooking the Porcupine Mountains.
Our next stop was at the Lake of the Clouds overlook also in the “Porkies”. It was a beautiful place and I was able to observe several bald eagles from a distance and heard others of them calling across the forest below our position.
From there we drove up through the Keweenaw Peninsula with stops at a variety of lighthouses and waterfalls. The lighthouses were Sand Hills Lighthouse, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Copper Harbor Lighthouse, and the Mendota (Bete Grise) Lighthouse.
The waterfalls included Eagle River Falls, Jacob’s Falls, and Silver River Falls. We went by a few other falls that weren’t running enough water to make it worth photographing. 🙂
Finally, we made an evening stop back at the Lake of the Clouds overlook as the sun began to set behind us over Lake Superior.