Lake Superior Loop

 

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Trip: Lake Superior Loop
Date: Summer 2017
Distance: 1,999 miles
Time on bike: ~43 hours
Per day: ~330 miles and 8 hours

Map: Lake Superior Loop

Border Crossing Conditions

Day 1

Mileage: 271 miles
Trip: Grand Rapids to St. Ignace, MI
Lodging: Driftwood Motel

Making the usual trip up M37 through Traverse City, Tunnel of Trees and across the bridge. Easy day to start the trip off, with plenty of time to stop along the way.

Day 2

Mileage: 389 miles
Trip: St. Ignace, MI to Copper Harbor, MI
Lodging: Bella Vista Motel

Todays stops include Gay Bar & Grill, Blackrocks Brewery, Miners Falls and Sable Falls Trail.

Day 3

Mileage: 362 miles
Trip: Copper Harbor, MI to Superior, WI
Lodging: Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The highlight of today should be going through Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, I’ve never been through this part of the UP. I’ve been up to Copper Harbor before, but not on my bike. Looking forward to riding to the scenic overlook. Doubt I will have room to pack my mountain bike gear, but it would be great to rent a bike and take a quick ride on trails.

Todays stops include Lake of the Clouds, Ehlers General Store Thirsty Pegan Brewing, Fitzgerald’s Restaurant and The Jampot.

Day 4

Mileage: 411 miles
Trip: Superior, WI to Terrace Bay, ON
Lodging: Bella Vista Motel

My first time in Canada on a motorbike! Lots of places marked to stop on today. Aguasabon Falls, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Mount McKey Scenic Lookout, Kakabeka Falls, Java Moose Espresso Cafe, Palisade Head and Gooseberry Falls are all on the list.

Day 5

Mileage: 310 miles
Trip:Terrace Bay, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Lodging: Americas Best Value Inn

Only a couple planned stops today, Magpie High Falls and Silver Falls. I’m sure there will be more along the coast.

Day 6

Mileage: 290 miles
Trip:Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Lodging: Home!

I imagine by this point I will be just high tailing it home.

 

 


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