June 28, 2013 / Travel
Lake Superior Circle Tour / Day 9
After getting a good, yet somewhat stiff, rest at The Econo Lodge, we made our way towards the Keweenaw Peninsula and Copper Harbor. We drove through little old mining towns and stopped at the National Park in Calumet to educate ourselves with some history.
We drove to the very tip of the peninsula to see the Estivant Pines, 300-500 year old white pine trees that missed the axe back in the big logging days. People fought for these trees! They are over 110 feet tall and being amongst them was awe inspiring, you could almost feel them breathing. They were around when Columbus crossed the ocean blue! My photos really do not do them justice. It’s really difficult to capture their presence with a 35mm camera.
I loved the New England-y town of Copper Harbor, and we hope to go back! It was a little hidden gem. I want to own this motel we stayed at and live in the little inn keepers cabin and just hang out on the lake all day. However, in the winter, Copper Harbor is known for getting some of the largest snowfalls and coldest temperatures in the states, so I would have to have some kind of winter home. It’s always good to have dreams!
Our dinner at The Harbor Haus Restaurant was so delectable, but we ordered way too much food and I felt guilty about leaving any of it behind so I just kept stuffing myself. My mouth starts watering just looking at these photos!
Then came another amazing sunset, colored with hues of melon, raspberry and deep lavender. We spent the rest of the evening sauntering about the town, sipping blackberry wine from plastic cups, dodging spiders on the pier and enjoying the spectacular views.