Lakeshore Hike with Friends

Sea caves along the Apostle Island National Lakeshore

Lu and Terry
Sunday Terry and Lu invited us to hike with them. This hike goes along the lakeshore in the Apostle Island National Lakeshore Park. It was a beautiful, heavily wooded trail that leads you out along the sea caves. We weren’t sure from here how much we would really see of the caves but there were several great views. This actually was a fairly good hike. Lots of up and down, and for this vertically challenged person I was glad I’d brought my hiking stick. Not sure how far we hiked but it was going on four hours by the time we got back, so I am thinking about 10 mi., taking into consideration the varied terrain and our stops to snack and take photos. 
Kayaking is a big attraction in this area. There are lots of outfitters and guide services in the area to get you out to the sea caves. We didn’t do this adventure this time but I think our next visit it will be on the agenda. We would probably choose to go with a guide. Lake Superior can be unpredictable and I would feel more comfortable with someone who really knows what they are doing.
Kayakers on Lake Superior
This morningTerry and Lu took off for Houghton MI. The fun part is we will be right behind them as that is also where we are headed tomorrow. I really want to get up to Copper Harbor and John wants to stay in Wakefield where he lived when he was young so we decided it made more sense to see Copper Harbor first and then come back through to Wakefield. Our weather here in Wisconsin has been about as perfect as you can get but tonight we are expecting a storm to come through and cool things off into the 50-60s. The sun is suppose to be back out so even though it will be cooler it sounds like we still have some nice weather ahead. People around here tell us to expect a lot of color already in the Copper Harbor and Houghton area. Bring it on.
Happy Trails.........


  1. Looks like great fun with great friends...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. What a beautiful picture of the Sea Caves, and glad you are enjoying WI and the wonderful weather we are having. We stayed at the SP in Copper Harbor several years ago to enjoy the fall colors. Enjoy!

  3. we need to get in another good long hike as well...

  4. I love the vibrant colors of fall in the north country. Hope you get to enjoy them too.

  5. Beautiful header pic of the sea caves. Looks like a fun place to visit.

  6. Hi, enjoyed you pics, we kayaked there a few years ago. Truly spectacular (Used a guide and had good weather and little wind, very important.) We also enjoyed Picture Rocks in the U.P. Starting to follow you. We want to go full time in the new year if kinks can be worked out. Starting blog, making our plans learning from the experiences of others. Thanks.

  7. Like others, I love the picture of the seacaves. Looks like it was a great day


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