Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Miners River and Miners Beach

East of Miners Castle is Miners Beach. You can either drive there or take a the trail to the beach. The trail is part of the North Country Trail which is the longest National Scenic Trail in the country. It runs for about 4600 miles and from the east starts in New York, then Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin Minnesota and finally North Dakota. I learned about the trail somewhere around 2000 when I was looking for information on the trail that connects Munising to Grand Marais. The NCT incorporates this section of trail into it. This is Miners River from just off the trail connecting Miners Beach to Miners Castle.

Many times when I think of Lake Superior shoreline, I think of a pebble beach. This was a beautiful sand beach. I'm guessing the sand comes from the sandstone cliffs in the area. This is looking west.

Looking east from Miners Beach.

Looking west from Miners Beach from the point of sand visible one of the above images.

Miners River just before it turns and flows into Lake Superior.

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