2009 Northwoods Adventure 

 
 

            

 
         
   

 

Our summer journey takes us to the upper Midwest and three fascinating American cities... Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis... each distinctly unique, and filled with all kinds of attractions and things to do. These three cities are home to four major league ballparks... the venerable Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs) and the White Sox US Cellular Field in Chicago... the Milwaukee Brewers clamshell-shaped Miller Park... and Minneapolisí cavernous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Twins from 1982-2009. After stops in Wisconsin Dells and Eau Claire, Wisconsin... itís off to the Northwoods... northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michiganís Upper Peninsula... a beautiful area of the country where the largest cities are barely the size of Coshocton and may be hundreds of miles apart. Decades ago, the areaís iron and copper mining industry was an integral part of Americaís economy and infrastructure. The landscape features thousands of large and small lakes nestled among rolling hills and towering evergreen forests. Moose, black bears and bald eagles abound and the evergreen-scented air is clean and crisp. The National Park Service is preserving much of this area for future generations to enjoy. Voyageurs and Isle Royale National Parks as well as Apostle Islands and Pictured Rocks National Seashores afford some of the Northwoods most stunning scenery. The scenic drive along Lake Superior is lined with quaint mom and pop shops and pasty and smoked fish stands, lighthouses and great views of the massive lake. Opportunities for the outdoorsman are everywhere with countless hunting and fishing lodges, campgrounds as well as hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails. For families or friends, the Northwoods is a great region to refresh the mind, body and spirit.

 

         
   

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    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Your kind of town...
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - Jewel of the great lakes...
    WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN - An old favorite...
    EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - A quiet and dignified small city...
    MINNEAPOLIS METRODOME - Baseball under the big top...
   

VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK / RAINY LAKE, MINNESOTA - Answer the faraway call of the loon...

    LAKE SUPERIOR SHORE, MINNESOTA / WISCONSIN - Lighthouses, waterfalls and rugged shoreline...
    MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA - Spend some time wit da friendly yoopers...
    MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN - Bridging Michigan's two peninsulas...
    FRANKENMUTH, MICHIGAN - Michigan's Little Bavaria...