I've mentioned it before, I know, but it needs to be reiterated. You HAVE to visit some waterfalls while you're up at the Resort! Many of these are within miles of us. You can pick a few or a lot to see in one day, and they definitely won't disappoint! Here's a link/map to give you an idea how close we are to them (we are located on the Schoolcraft/Delta County Line). Alger County has the most, which is up towards Munising and around that area, just to give you an idea of the proximity of a lot of these. And as far as that goes, Marquette County has some beautiful falls as well if you want to venture a little further. If you do visit some of these, be sure to come back and post your thoughts/photos in the forum for other Resort guests! http://www.mifalls.com/waterfall-map.html
The weather has been fantastic, just warm enough but not too warm. The bugs haven't been bad at all (keep your fingers crossed!). Temps have been in the high 70's and low 80's. On my trip into town today, I saw a deer, a pair of sandhill cranes, a turkey, and a black bear. If I would have had my iPad, the bear sat still enough that I could have taken a picture....I couldn't believe it! It just happened to be a beautiful night last night to be on the water. Our grandson was out in the kayak, and a dear friend of ours was learning how to fly fish! Remember, if there is a group of you, Midway and Forest Glen rent canoes and kayaks. The Indian River is without a doubt a favorite for that! Maybe you just want to sit in the lawn chair at your cabin and be still and do nothing! There are all sorts of options. The Upper Peninsula awaits!!
Have you been to see the Big Spring? Located in Palms Book State Park (about 15 miles or so from the Resort) is Kitch-iti-kipi, Michigan's largest spring and named "Mirror of Heaven" by early Indians. Big Spring is emerald green in color, 200 feet across and 40 feet deep, maintaining a constant 45 degree temperature all year round so it never freezes. There are beautiful trout that swim near the bottom where the 10,000 gallons a minute gush through the limestone. You'll be able to take a raft from the shoreline via cable out to the middle and look through the viewing windows to see below. They have a picnic area, modern toilet facilities, gift shop, ice cream and beverages. If you haven't seen the Spring, get it on your list of "to-do's" while you're visiting the U.P.!