Big Spring/Kitch-iti kipi at Palms Book State Park- Michigan

Palms Book State Park in Michigans U.P. offers something everyone should see at least once. With a small fee to enter the park you get to walk a short distance down to a raft that takes you across Michigans largest spring.

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Open year round, this raft will offer you viewing of bubbling springs in crystal blue water with trout swimming around right below.

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Then when you finish riding the raft you can make your way up to the gift store and bring home something to remember from the adventure.

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Kids love this place as much as adults. The raft itself is free to ride as many times as you wish after you pay the small fee to enter the park. Bathrooms are on site and picnic tables are available for you to use.

If your in the area of Michigans U.P. don’t pass this one up…..you won’t be sorry you made the trip.

 

 

 

Weekend Snapshots: Autumn Adventures

What a fabulous weekend we had. The sun was shining and the temps were comfortable enough to have fun outside with little more than a light jacket on. Thankfully, we had a weekend full of outdoor plans to fill the daylight hours.

Saturday morning workout

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Fishing outing

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Packing for a day of hiking and a picnic

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Sushi for dinner

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  Hiking as a family with one newbie along for the adventure

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Ending the day with a picnic

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It really felt like August in October…..now how awesome is that?

A Sunday Drive To The Fish Hatchery…

We were able to sneak in a little time this past weekend to take a drive to Kewaunee, WI and watch all the trout and salmon coming up to spawn.

We arrived at the fish hatchery and it was obvious others had the same idea. We ran into many people here to witness the same thing.

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We immediately saw many trout and salmon all along the river. This is the Fall run and it brings many spectators. Some fishermen do try and catch them while fishing well downstream from the hatchery. (No fishing is allowed in the area we were in)

Sizes varied greatly among the fish.

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Clearly they were all quite determined to make it upriver to spawn.

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This hatchery has a nicely paved walkway and a great viewing window for the kiddos to get up close and personal.

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Next, we made our way to a park nearby called Bruemmer Park. Here we had the pleasure of feeding the deer some green leaves off nearby trees.

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The fawn was not as brave and just would not come close enough.

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The chickens were very interested in getting a snack also.

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After this we headed to Algoma, WI and did some fishing from the pier. It was so gorgeous and the water was perfect for stand up paddling. If only I had thought to bring my board!!! Oh well, maybe next year. I am certain the water had to be freezing anyhow.

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That was all the fun we could fit in to this weekend. Chores, yard work and home maintenance were high on the to do list , but we made great progress. Next weekend we have much more fun plans to look forward to.