Here are a few of the places visited on this journey.
Team Bakun’s journey starts.
Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.
Mackinac Island State Park
The park was first established as Mackinac National Park in 1875, which was the second national park established in the United States after Yellowstone National Park. In 1895, it was transferred to state control and reorganized as Mackinac Island State Park, which was the first state park in Michigan. The park contains many important historical and geological features, such as Fort Mackinac, Fort Holmes, other historic buildings, historic sites, limestone caves, and other unique rock formations.
Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.
A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac
A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac
A beautiful Michigan sunset
Bells Point Beach
Located on beautiful St. Mary’s River, 1/2 KM east of the Hwy By-Pass. Bell’s Point is the destination of choice for families visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay, Desbarats, and those who stop in while traveling the Trans Canada Highway.
Team Bakun upon arrival at Bell’s Beach
The Agawa Canyon is a shallow canyon located deep in the sparsely populated Algoma District in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created 1.2 billion years ago by faulting along the Canadian Shield and then enlarged by the erosive action of the Agawa River. The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is only accessible by hiking trail or the Algoma Central Railway, and is located 114 rail miles north west of Sault Ste. Marie.
Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the Canadian Wilderness’ beauty.
Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon
Black Beaver Falls
Wells State Park
Wells State Park (also known as J.W. Wells State Park) is a state park in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The 678- acre (2.74 km2) park is located in Menominee County on the shore of Lake Michigan‘s
Green Bay, just south of Cedar River. It is on M-35, roughly midway between Menominee and
The park was established in 1925 through a donation by the children of John Walter Wells, a pioneer lumberman in the area and the mayor of Menominee for three terms beginning in 1893. Many of the park’s buildings, landscaping and water and sewage systems were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s
Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.
Bakun’s home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park
A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.
Marinette County Historical Museum
The logging museum on Stephenson Island features artifacts of trading posts, Indian culture, logging and lumbering history, farming, fishing, etc. The Evanchek log cabin provides an authentic example of how this area’s rural pioneer families lived. A recently acquired saw mill found its new home here at the museum in late 2009. In addition to the museum and cabin.
Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum
Map showing general area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.
THE AMAZING RACE IS UNDERWAY!