Michigan’s Best Kept Secret

Pictured Rocks Lakeshore - Photo Credit - Jacqlyn Ucinski

These bright deposits on the side of the bluffs are from copper.

Guest Blogger Jacqlyn Ucinski and her boyfriend weren’t just on a road trip to the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, they were on a mission. Enjoy this story of a special road trip to Michigan’s Best Kept Secret. 

I couldn’t believe it. There I was staring at a rock face dusted in vibrant colors from copper deposits with a waterfall careening down into serene turquoise waters. Is this real life? Heck, you could have told me I was in the Caribbean and I probably would have believed you. But I wasn’t in the Caribbean; I was looking at the Pictured Rocks in Munising, Michigan. A little town tucked away in the coves of the great Lake Superior. Their motto, Michigan’s best kept secret, waves proudly on the flags throughout their cozy town and all I can wonder is why did it take me this long to discover it?

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Michigan: Timeless Beauty

Wendy McNamara from Eaton Rapids shares her experiences on the open road across Michigan as her “Pure Michigan Moment.”

Three years ago, a group of us from the Gold Wing Road Riders rode from southwest Michigan to the Upper Peninsula in search of adventure.

We rode to the Mackinac Bridge for the “Midnight Ride,” an annual juvenile diabetes fund-raiser. It was 45 degrees at dawn as 600 motorcyclists rode across the bridge. It was exhilarating and awesome.

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