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Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Lens
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Cave View of Lake Superior at Paradise Point

One of the few caves accessible by foot, this Lake Superior coastline image is perfectly framed by natural sandstone formations. The rich-hued turquoise water against the horizon creates an image of serenity and peacefulness at this slice of paradise in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.



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  • Wide-angle lens (15mm)
  • Polarizer
  • Tripod
  • Waterproof clothes/swimwear
  • Bug Spray

How to get there

N46° 28' 42.8988"W86° 46' 13.1988"
This image was taken from inside a Lake Superior cave at Paradise Point in the Au Train Township near Christmas, Michigan. To get to this location, I recommend taking a car. On the east side of Christmas, take County Hwy 589 north for 2.4 miles, then turn left onto County Hwy 587. County Hwy 587 will look like a driveway, but if you continue on 589, the road will end. Stay right at the fork near the beginning of 587, and continue when the road veers right. Park at the end of 587 in the roundabout and then follow the trail a short ways through the woods. You cannot see the cave entrance from near the cave, so you'll have to walk beyond it and discover the cave by looking back. Follow the GPS coordinates and you'll arrive at the exact spot I stood to take the photo. To note, County Hwy 589 isn't paved, but it's in good condition. County Hwy 587 is sometimes not passable to a vehicle that isn't equipped for offroading. There are deep potholes that are sometimes mud and water filled, there is often deep, sticky mud, and near the very end of the road, the "highway" is cross cambered. Normal vehicles can make the drive, but not always.


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