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Old 09-10-2020, 12:42 PM
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I'm not planning to kayak, since I have never done it before, but anything is possible. I imagine the trail above is also pretty sweet.

The Apostle Island Maritime Cliffs State Natural Area in WI is probably similar to Pictured Rocks, if only like 1% the size of it - I walked the trail up top there and watched many, many kayakers go past below. Looks fun. But I'd want to be alone, not with a group or a guide.
It is still a great hike, you just miss out on so much, as you are essentially walking on top of many of the features.

Tons of waterfalls in the UP.
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Old 09-11-2020, 09:22 AM
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Looking at the map, sure seems like UP has a high percentage of courses with over 18 holes. Lots of red on the map. Not a ton of courses, but like half of them seem to have 24+ holes.

And the cool part is they seem to stick pretty close to the shore, which is my tentative route.

I can play all of these without going too far inland, as I go around the edge of the penninsula:

Pioneer Trails
North Bluff
Silver Mountain
Superior Pines
Silver Creek
Old Towne
Powder Mill
Torch Lake
Calumet Lake
Porcupine Mountain

Then Mt Zion on the way to HBH!

Anyone have thoughts on these 4?
City Park
Keyes Peak
Florence
The Tailings

They are all real close to each other, but right in the middle of the UP by the WI border. Any of them worth a couple hours out of the way?

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Old 09-11-2020, 10:29 AM
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Renting a kayak and checking out Pictured Rocks is about the best way to see the most natural beauty. Mrs. ru4por and I did a tour a couple years ago. Took a nice boat ride and actually launched the kayaks from the boat and back onto the boat.
can you share a little moar about the pictured rocks

or even pictured rocks vs apostle if youre familiar

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Old 09-11-2020, 10:40 AM
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If your heading to the UP your welcome to stop at my course it's just 3 miles off Highway 41. It's a quick play and super fun! The Tailings and Keyes are the better of the courses in the area. City park is just a solid city style course.


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Old 09-11-2020, 01:16 PM
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can you share a little moar about the pictured rocks

or even pictured rocks vs apostle if youre familiar
I am familiar with Apostle Islands, but have never been there. I don't know that I could give more insight to Pictured Rocks, than a little time with the google, can.

If you want some additional opinion on the kayak adventure or what we saw, I would be glad to expound.

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Old 09-11-2020, 02:06 PM
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I am familiar with Apostle Islands, but have never been there. I don't know that I could give more insight to Pictured Rocks, than a little time with the google, can.

If you want some additional opinion on the kayak adventure or what we saw, I would be glad to expound.
ait ill let you know

thank you for the suggestion of pr
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Old 09-11-2020, 05:50 PM
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Anyone have thoughts on these 4?
City Park
Keyes Peak
Florence
The Tailings

City Park is short and techy, at least if you're taking about the one in Iron City. Fun, but not great. Decent job with the land they have.
City Park in Marinette was pretty fun, I thought. Several interesting shots.
Keyes Peak was fun when I was there, and is supposedly much better and cleaned up now...I plan to get back there. Killer views from the top of the hill.
Florence was super meh.
The Tailings was underwhelming to me. This was a couple years ago, but it was run down and the golf was mostly just ok, but with a few very cool shots. I didn't love the design at all...and it had a super methy vibe.

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Old 09-11-2020, 08:55 PM
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Mountain Man, same wonderful man that has resurrected Highbridge; had spent some rather considerable time; and helped (I beleive) to inspire some other locals, to begin much better maintenance at the Tailings; prior to taking on the Highbridge project.

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Old 09-11-2020, 09:25 PM
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If you have the time and can drive all the way up there this course is fantastic. Plus the Keweenaw Peninsula is just gorgeous in the fall with oodles and oodles of trails all over the place.

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If you have the time and can drive all the way up there this course is fantastic. Plus the Keweenaw Peninsula is just gorgeous in the fall with oodles and oodles of trails all over the place.
Definitely in my very loose plans. My buddy went on his honeymoon to that area a couple years back, and said its amazing.
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