Bicycle Around Lake Superior!

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Day 12: Minnesota; Grand Marais to Silver Bay Sept 7;  56 miles

In Grand Marais, Mary had a bike problem which Julie quickly helped her repair and we were on our way. 

We made a stop at the Superior National golf course in Lutsen to check out their pro shop where a few days before, John and Joan had found some wonderful season end deals on label clothing. Julie and her family have spent many a time vacationing in Lutsen both winter and summer so they were familiar with the area. 

A little further down Highway 61, Connie noticed a sports shop about half way from Grand Marais to Silver Bay called Sawtooth Outfitters, in Tofte where you can rent kayaks and bikes and get repairs and supplies for your bike and outdoor trips. We encountered drizzle on this next stretch of the road.

We stopped at the breath-taking Palisade Head with 300 foot cliffs; awesome view of Lake Superior!

 (Around Silver Bay, we noticed that all the tops of the white birch trees were dead and dropped off; what caused that? the nearby taconite mining operations?) For dinner, we went just South of Silver Bay, to Beaver Bay where we had a great meal at the Lemon Wolf Cafe nearly across the street from the start of the Gitchi-Gami Minnesota State Park bike-hike path that went the 14 miles to the Gooseberry Falls State Park. Plans for this black-topped trail are to run the 86 miles, all the way from Grand Marais to Two Harbors! We will be back to take that trail in the future!

We spent the night in the AmericInn in Silver Bay.

Comments by Julie, Mary, Joan:


MK, JH

Joan & Julie

CJ
 

JH, MK, JH, CJ
 
Palisade Head

CJ

Palisade Head

JH
 
 

AmericInn lobby

MK, JH, JH

 

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