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Posted: 05/30/19 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jane and I are traveling from Southern Illinois, through Wisconsin and on to Duluth, Minnesota. We plan to turn east on Lake Superior's southern shore and visit the Apostle Islands along with the parks, national forests etc along the way. We'd appreciate any advice that you could send along. I'm especially interested in the smoked fish and the local craft beers - along with the landscape of course.





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The Tall Ships will be in Duluth Aug 11-13 this year. They are really something to see when under sail. Duluth will be congested and local campgrounds will be pretty crowded during their visit.

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Send a lot of time up there, great camping spots both primitive and campgrounds. People are very friendly but one thing... Don't plan on swimming in Lake Superior, it's numbing cold even in the summer. I don't do the smoked fish but the pasties are good.

Last time Amy and I were up there with the TC, finding a camp spot was as easy as pulling in a turnout and setting up camp. Quiet and peaceful.

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In Duluth, head for Two Harbors and spend a few nights here. We went by on a day trip and it looked like a very nice campground.

Check the shipping schedule at Duluth and try to catch the lift bridge in operation.


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We live in Duluth so I'll try to get you some ideas. We spend a lot of time on the north shore so I don't have a lot to offer for the south shore but there should be plenty of camping along there. Lots of national forest campgrounds.

For craft beer and smoked fish Duluth is awesome. Theres 5-6 breweries in Duluth and Two Harbors, along with some great places to get smoked fish.

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There is municipal campground on the north end of Washburn WI 27 Bucks a night with electric. A township campground at Little Sand Bay North of Red Cliff and my favorite Wanoka Lake National forest campground 7 miles East of Iron River WI. Only a mile from US 2 and 7.50 a night with a Geezer pass, Good Verizon service there. There is Birch Grove NF campground a few miles west of Washburn but No Cell service there.


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X2 for Two Harbors, Also Grand Maris

The road to the Apostles (Red Cliff) was TERRIBLE. As bad as anything I've experienced including the roads to Alaska. That was fall 2018.

Ashland was really neat looking. I want to visit again when I can stay instead of passing through.

If you have time, visit Ontonagon and also make the drive to Copper Harbor.


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Both of these State Parks feature waterfalls and campgrounds. Amnicon Falls SP is just east of Superior and Gooseberry Falls SP is not far up the north shore highway. Split Rock Lighthouse has a cool tour. I have a photo of my mom sitting on the back of a 1928 Henderson motorcycle in front of this lighthouse just after it was built.

Amnicon Falls State Park
https://youtu.be/qNwQQTyCM6o

Gooseberry Falls State Park
https://youtu.be/aqXKFHSCh34

Tycoons Zenith Ale House resides in a very old building where my mother got her marriage license when it was the city hall back in 1936. We stopped in for lunch but did not imbibe.

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Well, these are some great tips. I had forgotten about the pasties. I'll be sure and look them up after I visit the 5-6 breweries in Duluth - all in the interest of putting together a trip report, of course. Thanks!
Keep the ideas coming.

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Beer is out for me (I'm a non drinking alcoholic) but food is ok. Like I said before, don't do smoked fish I prefer Sardines on white bread.

I think the neatest thing about camping in the UP is being able to pull off the pavement in an unused turnout and set up camp for the night. Of course you have to be self contained but then we are.

Amy and I avoid commercial campgrounds whenever possible. I live in the country (own a farm) so we like our space and no campground provides that for us. If I wanted someone 20 feet away, I'd move to the city. Not moving anytime soon.

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