|Route from Wisconsin to Maine|
My decision to make Acadia my next national park was a fairly recent change in thinking. But, since parks south of me were experiencing record high temperatures, I decided to stay in cooler climates for as long as possible. Plus, the adventure of traveling across territories unknown is exciting. To be sure though, I called AAA to confirm that I could receive their service in Canada, should it be needed. Plus, it was less miles to go north of the Great Lakes instead of south of them. Even though US Customs may again search my car in Maine, I was in no hurry.
On the advice of a friend, I visited Escanaba, MI, the home of her immigrant Swede ancestors. It's a quaint little town situated on a delta in the Little Bay of Noc, Lake Michigan. I sat and enjoyed their waterfront park for a while, then drove around the historic homes and lighthouse on the delta. Unfortunately, I arrived too late in the day to visit some of the other tourist sites or partake in some Swedish treats. I found a campsite just Northeast of Escanaba, Flowing Well Campground in the Hiawatha National Forest, to bed down for the night.
|A view from Quebec's scenic Navigators' Route|
on the Saint Lawrence River
|Saint Croix Island on the left,|
New Brunswick, Canada is the land beyond
Next, Acadia National Park!
originally posted 9/14/10