DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

This trail has a lot of variety. You are hiking on a double tombolo. The trail goes through the interior forest to a bog area. There is a bridge and boardwalk to get over the bog area. There are blueberry bushes along the bog area. Cranberry plants in the bog along with pitcher plants. The trail comes out onto Julian Bay beach. Out in the water you see the buoy marking the sunken ship Noquebay. You walk the length of the beach. Maybe stop and do a figure 8 with your hand to hear the singing sands. There is a outlet for the bog that during Aug was not open to Lake Superior. Finished the hike on the Julian Bay Trail. The overlook was great. There are five ecosystems seen from that overlook. Bald eagles fly over and sandhill cranes are nesting near the bog. Yellow birch grow over old stumps and paper birch with its peeling bark is so unique. Hemlock trees and noble firs are also seen. So much variety on this loop and so much to see.