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Log Slide Overlook

Grand Marais, MI
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Type: Hiking Trails, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Waterford, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Easy to find from Grand Marais, some informative displays, overlook is a beautiful spot. I wouldn't go down the dunes unless you had lots of time and energy and a good heart.

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Wayland, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The log slide is worth the stop. Great view of Lake Superior shoreline. Allow lots of time if you are going to let your kids descend the steep sandy slide. You will get dirty.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm just repeting myself writing all over that the view takes breath away, but it is truth in this case as well. I have visited the slide several times already, sometimes in summer sometimes in winter and everytime it is simply "WOW". I have visited this time and walk down the slide and back, it was a chelange ! but... More

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been coming to the log slide since I was a little kid, but this was the first time I took my family. My children are 2 and 4 so I didn't let them go all the way down, but they enjoyed climbing and jumping and running on the top part. Running down the dune is tons of fun. The... More

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Frankfort, il, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is amazing at how they logged this area. If you are up to a strenuous hike, you can hike down the 60% incline to Lake Superior 300 feet below. Just remember, if you can't make it back up the rescue fees are quite steep.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took in the view first which was impressive. The sand dunes reaching the lake are very unique. I thought I'd try the descent which was very easy. I realized that it would be difficult going up as I had done this many years ago. However, time changes things and the log slide isn't as accomodating. There were ledges that... More

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Manistique
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274 reviews 274 reviews
53 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After hearing how steep and strenuous the hike back up the log slide is, my husband & I didn't go down. (Also, we had seen on the news that several people had to be rescued because they couldn't make it back up). We walked down slightly to get a view and the view from the overlook is gorgeous. It's part... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place was amazing! If you go on a clear, sunny day, the water in Lake Superior is the same blue you would see if you were in the Caribbean! I did not go down the dune, but my son and his friend did. It only took them a couple of minutes to get down and about 20 minutes to... More

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This attraction is approximately 50 miles from Munising and it is a very beautiful drive and worth taking the time to see. Love the view from the top, it is breathtaking. I would not recommend going down the sand slope. While we were there a man had to be helped up the hill and they called 911.

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Pinehurst, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Log slide was kinda a let down. No only was it a very overcast day with lotsa fog, (hence unable to even see the slide from the left platform, it seemed to be lacking some loving care. Very unfortunate.

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