The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Friday, June 15, 2012

Along the Way

My 1000-Mile Great Lakes hike has taken me along the shores of Lakes Erie, Huron, and St. Clair, along the banks of the Detroit And St. Clair Rivers, and along the edges of many bays and wetlands and bogs.

I've met some interesting folks along the way.

Paul Bunyan and Babe his blue ox were hanging out in the city of Ossineke.

I walked past this group of women enjoying a sunny day on Lake Huron just north of Oscoda. I waved to them and one woman asked me how far I was going. When I said, "A thousand miles," a woman sat up in her lounge chair and said, "I read about you! You walked around Lake Michigan!"

We chatted for a bit and they told me their group of friends had been vacationing at that spot for many years together. Some of them had been friends since high school.

The owners of the Trelawny resort in Ossineke (final photo) have a lovely spot on Thunder Bay. I got some great twilight shots of Alpena from their beach, and I walked for miles along the sandy bay toward Alpena today.

Location:NE Michigan


  1. I remember seeing Paul and the blue ox when I was a kid, but had no idea where he was! Thanks for sharing!