Thursday, October 29, 2009

Upper Peninsula Upventure: Little Girls Point

Named for a Chippewa Girl who drowned there in the 1800s, it was at Little Girls Point County Park near Ironwood where I gazed upon Lake Superior for the first time.

Besides the story, the point is best known for agates, which one of my travel books claims are "easily found" here. I gave up looking after ten minutes.

What's remarkable about this spot is the rocky beach, similar to England's Brighton Beach--which I've only seen in movies. At Copper Harbor, on the U.P.'s Keweenaw Peninsula, I saw similar stony beaches.

Despite the apparent paucity of agates, Little Girl's Point is worth visiting, the drive from Ironwood offers many lovely natural vistas. From the beach you can catch a glimpse of the Porcupine Mountains.

Next: Waterfalls

Earlier posts:

Gogebic Range
More Pictured Rocks
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Bay
Seney, Hemingway, and Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Hickey Creek
Ishpeming and Iron Mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Anne's Church
Keweenaw Waterway Bridge
The Keweenaw Waterway
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy, Part One
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet
Calumet, Michigan's St. John the Baptist Church
Little Gippers Preschool, Calumet, Michigan
A brief history of copper mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Paul the Apostle Church
Finland, Finland, Finland
Escanaba's Sand Point Lighthouse
Manistique East Breakwater Light
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse
Whitefish Point Light
The Munising Front Range Light
Grand Island East Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

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