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Log Slide Overlook

Grand Marais, MI
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Type: Hiking Trails, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice walk, beautiful impressive view. Historical photos and info. This is one of several scenic views and places to walk near Grand Marias

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Fruitport, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was a wonderful visit. An attractive place and lots of information if you never visited before. I would go again for sure.

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West bloomfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The log slide overlook was very nice and filled with great history. It's amazing how much history there is in upper michigan. Beautiful view from top.

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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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291 reviews 291 reviews
57 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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