Manitou Island

manitou-1Dan packing up the kayaks at Bete Gris…


Friday after work we met up with some people at the KBC. While there we hatched a plan to paddle out to Manitou Island. The next day I arranged for someone to take my shift on Monday and on Sunday morning we met Danimal a little before 11:00 at Bete Gris, packed the boats we got long ago thanks to the post at https://www.naturerated.com/best-inflatable-fishing-kayaks/, and got our paddle on. This is a great paddle if you don’t have a ton of time or a ton of money and are looking to get away. The south side from Bete Gris out to Keweenaw Point is generally quite protected and even if the weather isn’t good enough to make the crossing out to Manitou, you can still get in a good 10-12 miles of paddling, camp, and then return to your car.

However, if the weather cooperates, you get to make the 3-5 mile crossing over to Manitou (depends on where you leave from) and can then camp in this beautiful little cove on the east side called Fisherman’s Cove. From there you can paddle back to your vehicle at Bete Gris, or you can continue around the Keweenaw to Copper Harbor where you can grab a bite to eat at the Mariner and then get one of the nice guys from The Keweenaw Adventure Company to give you a ride back to your car. Or maybe you already stashed a bike up in Copper Harbor and now all you have to do is ride back to your car… Lots of options.

manitouTrackOur route…



manitou-2Mari paddling along the Keweenaw…

 


manitou-3Taking a break at Montreal Falls…

 


manitou-4Making the crossing to Gull Rock on our way to Manitou Island…

 


manitou-5Our campsite for the evening…

 


manitou-6The Danimal hunting for agates…

 


manitou-7Out our front door…

 


manitou-8Hunting for the path to Perch Lake…

 


manitou-9Still hunting…



manitou-10Dragging the row boat we found out to Perch Lake…



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manitou-13When you gotta go… you gotta go…



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manitou-16Some evening frisbee action with Dan’s LED powered toy…



manitou-17Moon over superior



manitou-18A little bit of fog in the morning…

 


manitou-19Rounding the far east side of Manitou Island…

 

 

3 thoughts on “Manitou Island

  1. Jon

    I am planning on doing a camping trip this summer to manitou island and was wondering how was the fishing on perch lake?

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