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A prime lighthouse site in the Rock Island State Park, the Pottawatomie Light is also referred to as the Rock Island Light. A part of the 1930s era, this lighthouse is now open to visitors as Pottawatomie Lighthouse Museum and it also features in the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 1926, the Palms Book State Park is home to the famous Kitch-iti-kipi, America's greatest freshwater spring. Measuring 12.19 meters (40 feet) in depth, the water gushes out at a stable, warm temperature from the underlying limestone bed. The Kitch-iti-kipi is well-stocked with trout and the park management provides for guided observation rides on a customized raft. Thanks to this hand propelled, glass bottomed raft, the visitors can see clearly through crystal waters as fish and various aspects of underwater life pass by; weaving an almost dreamlike scene amidst the beautifully wooded surroundings!
Tucked behind huge trees, Kitch-iti-kipi (big cold water) is a beautiful freshwater spring in the Palms Book State Park. Considered to be the largest of its kind in the state, it is also known as The Big Spring though it was originally called the "Mirror of Heaven" by the Indians. A popular tourist destination, this geological wonder spans 300 by 175 feet (91.44 by 53.34 meters) and is deep by 40 meters (12.19 meters). The lovely emerald green of the spring mirrors its lush surroundings and from the crevice in the hidden limestone, gushes 10,000 gallons (37,854.1 litres) of spring water in every minute all through the year. Its constant temperature makes it a refreshing place to dip in any season. There is an observation raft that visitors can use to reach the best points of Kitch-iti-kipi and get a glimpse of some captivating underwater features such as mineral-coated branches, ancient tree trunks and supposedly dangling fish. Surrounded by folk lore, a visit to this magnificent pool will surely be an enthralling experience.
Hiawatha National Forest is a national forest occupying an area of 894,836 acres (362,127 hectares). Lying in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan, visitors can lounge by the 100 miles (160 kilometers) shoreline and enjoy activities like hiking and swimming. Visitors can stay overnight at specific camping areas or book cabins. The forest region is also bequeathed with as many as six officially designated wilderness areas.
Nestled on Chambers Island on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan sits the Chambers Island Lighthouse. Shining for the first time in 1868, the lighthouse welcomed its first keeper, Lewis Williams, a native of the island. As a result of falling lake levels the boathouse has been repeatedly moved throughout the years. In 1961 an automatic light was installed to keep the costs down once the Coast Guard has assumed responsibility of the lighthouse.
Ever wanted to cuddle cute animals or their young ones? Then, this zoo is the place to be. Tucked away from the buzzing city, DeYoung Family Zoo is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With a wide range of animals, the zoo also hosts various educational programs to engage its young visitors. The visitors can also interact and pet some animals while they feed them.
Eagle Bluff Light, which is also known as Eagle Bluff lighthouse, is located in Door County, Wisconsin. The lighthouse was built at a cost of USD12,000 in the year 1868. It was first lit in 1868 and was automated in 1926. The former lighthouse keeper's home was converted into a museum and the structure got added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Peninsula State Park is the third largest park in the state of Wisconsin, measuring 3776 acres. The park has tons of features, including more than 450 different campsites, a nature center, lighthouse and theater. The park also features many miles of hiking and bike trails.
In the state if Wisconsin, there is a lighthouse located just on the northern side of Bailey's Harbor, which is known as the Cana Island lighthouse. Launched in 1870, it has helped several ships and smaller jetties to find shore. This lighthouse not only serves as a navigational light, but also as a museum. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lakenenland takes you through a fantasy land of artist Tom Lakenen dream and creations. This outdoor sculpture park has a fire-pit and outdoor kitchen for hikers and ponds for children to enjoy fishing. Spread across 37 acres (14.97 hectares) it features 80 carved images such as aliens, fantasy creatures and political art.There is also an outhouse and a bandshell. Lakenenland is a great destination while on a road trip to this side of the country. Don't miss it if you are on one.