RV Journey to Find Gitche Gumee



Keep in mind the opening strains of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Poem “The Track of Hiawatha:”

By the shores of Gitche Gumee,

By the shinning Large-Sea-Water,

Stood the wigwam of Nokomis…

We puzzled if we may RV journey to Gitche Gumee, translated means the Large-Sea-Water, additional recognized as Lake Superior. Our analysis pinpointed that the scene of the poem could possibly be about 11 miles east of Marquette, MI, 33 miles west of Munising, MI on Freeway 28 in Michigan’s Higher Peninsula. So we loaded up the RV and headed out going over Mackinac Bridge, AKA “Large Mac.” As soon as throughout the bridge we headed west and positive sufficient our analysis proved to be proper on as we found Gitche Gumee RV Park.

The doorway to the RV Park is simply throughout the road from what’s 1.5 to 2 miles of gorgeous Lake Superior seaside. Lake Superior is the second largest freshwater lake on this planet. We have been in a position to witness many magnificent sunsets trying to the west from the seaside.

The RV Park is on a 52 acre plot, nestled in a deeply wooded strand of pines. Jeff Glass, higher often called Ranger Jeff created the park to mirror the realm’s Native American heritage. Together with the parks title, roads, buildings and different options mirror themes from Longfellow’s poem. The all log lodge is known as Pau-Puk-Keewis, the “good-looking storm idiot,” who dashed away with a white girl who preferred the Indian means.

Ranger Jeff was educated as an engineer and the park displays his nice expertise in creating what one may name a little bit piece of Hiawathaland. It is superb to observe him function his 1946 Crane, that is proper 1946 and it nonetheless runs, lifting pillars and logs into place on his many tasks. He’ll present you a lot instruments that he has modified together with his concepts, making them extra person pleasant and productive.

There’s one other facet to Ranger Jeff’s skills that actually amazes RVers and Campers. Contained in the park you may discover hand carved stones which can be considered one of a sort. Each “Miskodeed, the Spring Magnificence and Pau-Puk-Kee-wis, the good-looking Yenadize are carved in stone. Among the different cravings are The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, cravings of presidents, Indian Chiefs and a mini Mount Rushmore. Out of all of the cravings our favourite is the 10 ton marble rock of “The Final of the Mohicans.”

Whether or not you are an Rver or a camper make sure to depart time in your itinerary to speak to Ranger Jeff an find out about his achievements and travels. You may be amazed and captivated by a few of his adventures.

We do not need to depart you with the flawed impression that Rving or tenting at Giche Gumee RV Park is roughing it. It actually is not as Ranger Jeff has present cable, WiFi and plenty of different facilities for his visitor. One in every of Ranger Jeff’s favourite sayings is that RVing & tenting are “Roughing it Easily” at Gitche Gumee RV Park



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