Matt and I recently moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Eager to put house hunting aside and start exploring our new outdoor home, we decided to check out the Beaver Basin Wilderness (it’s 11,740 acres within Pictured Rocks National Park). Guys, it’s gorgeous, especially along the shoreline of Lake Superior. And apparently the word is out, because it sounds like back country permits are going to be hard to come by this summer. Here’s more info on the wilderness + a map.
We parked near Beaver Lake and hiked about 4 miles to Pine Bluff Campground along the coast (which is the Lakeshore Trail/North Country Trail). The next morning, we hiked out around the other side of Beaver Lake (the Beaver Lake Trail), about 5 miles. Here are some pictures from the trail, the beach, and Trapper Lake. Enjoy!