Check out some great Midwest-related stories I found online this past month:
Fall Travel Destinations in the Midwest-Cool coasters, fabulous fishing, amazing architecture, terrific trains and much, much more await visitors traveling to the Midwest this fall. Check out some great suggestions for fun fall trips at Travels With Sara.
Copper Harbor: The End of the Road-Mike knows his way around Michigan, and demonstrates how we Michiganders show where we are in the state by forming a map with our own two hands! Here, Mike heads for the tippy top of his left thumb, a.k.a. Copper Harbor and the northern terminus of I-75 to explore life in this tiny Upper Peninsula town. Check it out at his blog for RV travelers, Roadtreking: Discovering the small motorhome lifestyle.
10 Crazy Reasons to Visit Marquette, MI #Pure Michigan-You could also check out Marquette if long as you're heading up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Hiking? Cliff jumping? Waterfalling? Surfing?? Did I mention whitefish, pasties and beer? Deb gives readers plenty of reasons to consider visiting Marquette. Check it out at the Just Short of Crazy blog.
Southport Light Station Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin: Tour the Museum, Climb the Lighthouse-Join Connie as she climbs the spiral stairs to the top of the light tower and tours this lovingly restored light station on Lake Michigan in Kenosha. This one is definitely on my Midwest lighthouse bucket list. Check it out at the Midwest Wanderer blog.
The Perfect Fall Colors Weekend Getaway: Traverse City-This is one of our favorite destinations, and this week is pretty much near the peak of fall color season in the Traverse City area. Join Jessie at the Wandering Educators' blog as she shares some stunning autumn scenes that I wish I was up seeing in person right now!
Biking the Lake Erie Islands-Amanda found Lake Erie Islands like South Bass Island and Kelleys Island to be especially bike-friendly during her recent adventure there. Check it out (and see how you can get your (glacial) groove on) at A Dangerous Business' blog.
Big Heads, Badlands & Bear Claws-We visited the South Dakota several years back and have been trying to schedule a trip back that way ever since. Meanwhile, it was nice to see some familiar sights we remembered seeing during our travels and to learn a bit more about the sometimes controversial history of some places in this beautiful area. Check it out with David and Veronica at The Gypsy Nester blog.
6 Historic Homes to Visit in the Chicago Suburbs-Chicago is another place we really want to return to visit. One of the things I really love about the city is its wealth of interesting and historic architecture, so I really enjoyed reading about these beautiful homes away from Chicago's city center. Check out Mel's post at the Two Moms, a Little Time and a Keyboard blog.
Finding the Freedom Center-I wrote about our visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio six years ago, and I remember it as being a moving and thought-provoking experience. I think Ronny does a lot better job that I did at that time of capturing the feelings that a visit here evokes with his stunning photos and text. Check it out at the Queen City Discovery blog.
Firefighters Museum: Where Kids Learn of Historic Heroes-We saw the outside of this museum when we visited Fort Wayne, Indiana earlier this year, but we were never able to get back at a time when it was open. It's on the bucket list for our next visit to Fort Wayne, meanwhile, I enjoyed getting a peek at the inside of the museum and reading more about it. Check out Kayleen's story about the museum at the Fort Wayne Insider blog.
Cape Girardeau driving tour highlights local spots in movie 'Gone Girl'-OK, so I need to finally read this book and see the movie! Tim and Lisa tell readers about a of spots in Cape Girardeau, Missouri that saw action as movie sets during the filming of this recently released flick. Check it out at The Walking Tourists blog.
That's it for this month's Midwest travel links list. Do you have any favorite Midwest stories or blogs to share?
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