We recently took a trip to Northern Michigan, St. Ignace area and made our way to Castle Rock. When I say northern Michigan, I mean WAY UP NORTH in Northern Michigan. We were probably about 30 minutes from the most northern part on the east side of the state, or as us Michiganders would say, we were in the bunny tail. I’ll talk more about that in another post.
Castle Rock in St. Ignace
Our weekend was pretty packed full of firsts and lots of adventure. One of the places we went to was Castle Rock, which is located in St. Ignace, Michigan.
What is Castle Rock? Castle Rock is said to be one of the oldest lookout points near the city of St. Ignace that is known as “Pontiac’s Lookout” by the Ojibwa Tribe. The first known tourist attraction that opened in 1929 that rises 195 feet above water level and about 183 feet above I-75. From the top of Castle Rock, you can see the surrounding areas, including Mackinac Island and Lake Huron! You can even take your picture with Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox near the base of the rock. Something fun for all ages.
There are several places to visit while in St. Ignace, but Castle Rock has to be my favorite. While only Thaddeus and myself climbed to the top of the rock to the overlook, it was a spectacular view and worth it. Brandon stayed at the bottom with Xavier, no way we were taking him up there!
Being in the upper peninsula in the fall is the best. Did you see all those fall colors starting to pop? Just imagine if we had waited another week or two!