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Address: Grand Marais, MI
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Michigans logging history

This was once a spot 'back in the day" when loggers slid the cut trees down the huge dune to the ships taking them to the saw mills down south.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike P
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Roscommon, Michigan
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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once a spot 'back in the day" when loggers slid the cut trees down the huge dune to the ships taking them to the saw mills down south.

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk out on the floor of the lookout you can imagine how life must have been during the lumbering days. I love to look out onto the waters of Lake Superior and let my mind imagine.

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Thank Chuck C
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located just a short hike from the parking lot, these are some of the most remarkable views on the planet (maybe)! Miles of dunes that are hundreds of feet high to the east, and a beautiful lighthouse on the point to the west. Legend has it that they used to slide so many logs down the dune that it would... More 

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Saint Clair Shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

absolutely breathtaking view of the Lake from above, a typical upward climb. wasn't brave enough to "slide" down the sand due to the return trip obstacle. worth every minute of the drive along Lake Superior from Pictured Rocks to Gr Marais :)

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Thank Elizabeth U
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Log Slide Overlook is a very picturesque, beautiful lake side overview. It is located about 1.5 miles from the parks' parking lot. Some 100 years ago loggers used the steep decline of the dunes to slide wood logs directly to ships down below. Visitors can learn about the region's logging industry and the importance of the Great Lakes in Northern... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

One of the more spectacular views a long the shore line. Could not believe the height of the dune. For those in good shape go for a run down and slow climb back up. The history of the site is interesting. Short walk from parking lot to the top is easy for all ages. Recommended view.

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Round Hill, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We are glad we took the time to see this unique site - we were tired after a long drive but decided to take in ONE more thing. So glad we did because the next day it was so foggy, we would have missed it. Easy to find, you can spend 10 minutes or an hour - whatever suits you.... More 

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Brutus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nice spot to visit. "Logslide" has eroded much over years - getting unsafe. Overlook deck offers amazing views of water/dunes etc.

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Thank Karen S
Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Nice stop along the scenic drive along the Lake, easy walk from car. Worth the stop and viewing. Great little history bit of the Logging days and ways in the UP.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice little walk and great overlook for the sand dunes! We attempted to look at the log slide but it was steep and we didn't want to climb back up if we went down.

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