This fall, we ventured north late in the season for some fall color. I knew it was late October, but was still optimistic about seeing some color on the trees. We were happily surprised at the beauty we came upon.
Indian Lake State Park is a gem. This campground is just outside of Manistique, MI in the beautiful upper peninsula of Michigan. It’s about an hour past the Mackinaw bridge heading west.
We arrived late in the dark and went straight to sleep. When we awoke, we were greeted by beauty all around. Great color on the trees, and Indian Lake right behind us! It was just beautiful. This is the morning view from just down the steps to the water:
We ventured around the campground, which was fun, as there were only 3 other people camping at the time so we had it pretty much to ourselves. But first, coffee.
This is a trail we found just behind some of the campsites:
We had some fun exploring the woods here.
After exploring the woods, we ventured outside of the campground. We’ve explored the Big Spring Kitch-iti-kipi once before, last year, but thought we’d check it out again since it was so close to our campground.
On the way to the spring, we found the Thompson State Fish Hatchery. It started down pouring while there, but it was still fun to duck inside the building, check out the videos, and then walk around and look for fish.