whats in michigan?


walking arsenal
July 28, 2004, 03:28 PM
Phantom warrior, Mrs. Walking Arsenal and myself are road tripping to michigan next week. does anyone have any suggestions on what to see? we are planning on going along the lake.

is there anything gun related out that way?

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July 28, 2004, 03:35 PM
WA...the Michigan dunes are cool, you can rent sand buggies and go cruising them. Museums, Light Houses, Wineries, Amusement parks, water parks, golf..pick something... check out the link for alot of info....Enjoy....mack


July 28, 2004, 04:18 PM
Can you be a little more specific about where in Michigan you'll be? Saying you'll be by the lake is a little vauge since we touch all the Great Lakes.



walking arsenal
July 28, 2004, 05:26 PM
sure can, we'll be traveling along hwy 28 towards sault st marie and along lake superior on h58. unless i get the wim to drive someplace else of course.:D

July 28, 2004, 05:35 PM
There's Munising and Miners Falls near Munising, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, just north of there. Grand Sable Dunes and the Maritime Museum near Grand Marais and the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point.

Michigan only touches 4 of the 5 great Lakes.

July 28, 2004, 07:55 PM
Tahquamenon Falls. And eat at Camp 33, its at the parking lot for the upper falls. Whitefish point shipwreck museum is cool too. And if your in SSM, take the Soo Locks tour.

If you like hunting, in SSM there is a great restaurant called Antlers. The place is covered ion, well, antlers. Just don't tell them you're from far away :D

If you want to drive south of SSM for about an hour, Mackinaw Bridge is kinda cool. Like the Golden Gate bridge, but bigger. And not in California..

There is plenty to do UP there.

I too am going to be in the UP this weekend, but I will be Casino-hopping :cool:

Michigan only touches 4 of the 5 great Lakes.
Than that other lake isn't too Great then, since Michigan is THE Great Lakes State. :neener:

July 29, 2004, 12:43 AM
Where does Michigan touch Lake Ontario?:confused:

4v50 Gary
July 29, 2004, 01:33 AM
Fort Michilimackinac is up at the northern tip. It's a reconstructed copy of the fort that stood there during the French-Indian War and Pontiac's Revolt.

Pontiac tried to unite the tribes to rise as one against the whites. The idea was to have one massive blow to push them off the seaboard. Not everyone wanted to play though. Despite this, they succeeded in capturing almost all the frontier forts including Michlimackinac. They did this by trickery.

The Indians assembled with their lacrosse ball and sticks and proceeded to play a game outside the fort. While the commander (Capt. George Etherington -sp) was warned, he didn't believe the warnings. At a signal, the ball was "knocked" into the gate where a lot of the womenfolk were waiting. Hidden beneath their blankets were their weapons which the warriors then used to make short work of the garrison. The good Capt. E. was taken prisoner and then ransomed back.

Pontiac's success did not repeat itself at the larger forts including the ones at Detroit, Pittsburg (Fort Pitt) and Ligonier. The Indians were discouraged as they dislike siege warfare and then suffered a defeat when Col. Henry Bouquet (1/60 Royal Americans) defeated their attempt at Bushy Run to stop his relief column from reaching Fort Pitt.

A peace was signed in 1764 and the forts and white captives returned to the British. Funny but many of the captives had grown use to Indian lifestyle are returned back to the Indians.

Anyway, Michlimackinac is one of the major sites I've yet to visit.

July 29, 2004, 02:21 AM
Michigan only touches 4 of the 5 great Lakes.

D'uh! I knew that. I actually knew that when I wrote the message even. Musta had a brain fart.

Actually, maybe I just don't consider Lake Ontario to be all that great. It's more of a "kinda good" Lake.

Check out the U.S.S Silversides. It's a WWII sub on the western side of the state. I think it's in Grand Rapids, but I'm not sure. A web search should turn it up.

If you go through Kalamazoo, go to the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, commonly called the "Air Zoo". Great aviation museum.

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