With our IBF Portal finally completed, I can finally spend some time away from all the technology and enjoy one of the things that I like to do, hiking. This year instead of going to places like Zion National Park and Grand Canyon, our family went to a place close by that I found out about last year, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore in Michigan, Upper Peninsula. This place has great hiking trails. Weather was pretty good with the exception of Thursday morning which was cloudy, rainy, and extremely wind. I was expecting 80 degree weather but with the wind and rain it was more like 50s. I had to quickly go buy some heavier clothes. I only had shorts and t-shirts. We stayed at Munising which is right next to Pictured Rock. It is a nice small town. The motel we stayed at was Sunset Motel by the Bay. It is a small family run motel that look like nothing but it was clean and very nice. I have been to many fancy and expensive hotels during my many hotels stays. This beat most of them. I was tired of going out for breakfast, lunch and dinner when I was on vacation. So with a full kitchen we could cook when every we wanted to. They also had grills for us to cook outside with all the tools and equipment you needed.
The best of all the motel was right on the Munising Bay which is part of Lake Superior. It had an incredible view. As you can see, there is a reason why it is called Sunset Motel. It had its own private beach. It is the only hotel or motel on the lake.
View from Sunset Motel
Pictured Rock was beautiful with many water falls and beaches. I highly recommend Pictured Rock for hiking and camping. If you want to stay there, I also highly recommend Sunset Motel.
If you are there, take the Pictured Rock boat tour. It is very nice. However, since Lake Superior is a very cold lake be sure to bring heavy clothing. It will get very cold.