Manistique Michigan

Do you have a list of places that you want to visit? My husband has this obsession with trying to visit each of the casinos in Wisconsin and Michigan. We decided to visit the Manistique Michigan and Escanaba areas on Friday and Saturday and hop back home to have Easter brunch with our son.

Friday we drove to Kewadin Casino in Manistique Michigan where the man had fun playing the slots for two hours. That man is so darn lucky!

Wishing I had even a tenth of his luck. After he was finished at the casino we took a drive to explore Manistique together.

Paul Bunyan Statue

The wooden Paul Bunyan statue was off the road and we pulled over to check it out. We didn’t know that Manistique Michigan claimed home to Paul Bunyan.

I had always heard that the state of Minnesota was his home. Now, I’m not even sure he was a real person. Could he be fictional? Something I will have to read up on.

Either way, to me, Paul has facial features that remind me of Aaron Rodgers.

Boardwalk Area

We drove downtown and then to a parking lot along the shores of Lake Michigan that had a beach area and a place to view the East Breakwater Lighthouse. The pier was too icy to attempt getting up close and personal with the lighthouse.

The wind was pretty fierce and the sky went from bright blue without a cloud in the sky to storm clouds, a light rain drizzle, and snow flurries, and then the cloud cover broke up yielding a rainbow and wonderful broken colorful cloud cover to end the day.

Normally, we would stay at a casino hotel but the casino is small and doesn’t have attached lodging. We rented a room and retired early at the Econo Lodge Lakeshore which was across the road from the Manistique Boardwalk.

Morning Walk

After eating the continental breakfast at our hotel I walked across the street to explore the 1.83-mile Manistique Boardwalk and beach for agates and beach glass. I didn’t find any agates but I did find beach glass. The wind coming off the lakeshore was bitter cold.

Video From The Morning

After an hour of exploring, I helped my husband pack up and we decided to push on to Fayette, Michigan in Delta County, to revisit Fayette Historic State Park.

Along the way, we planned on making a stop at Kitch-iti-kipi, located in Palms Book State Park, Valentine’s Creek, and random stops for any old houses and barns. Then onto the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan.

Video From Fayette

The drive from Manistique to Fayette, Michigan is about a 40-minute drive.

Until next time friends, I wish you health, happiness, and safe travels.

Additional Places To Explore Within 2 Hours:
Fayette State Park 40 min
Escanaba, Michigan 50 min
Lakenenland Sculpture Park 1hr 40min
Old IGA Store 1hr 11min
Yoopers Tourist Trap 1hr 45 min

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