How to Make Summer Last

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town


SiriusXM Radio extended summer.


On Labor Day weekend, SiriusXM announced it would keep playing its popular summer station ‘Yacht Rock Radio’ for another month through the end of September. Yacht Rock Radio plays 24 hours, 7 days a week, laid-back, mostly ‘70s tunes, with a tongue-in-cheek announcer who makes you feel as if you are sailing your own (very large) boat without a care in the world.


Why did they extend the station for another month beyond summer? Because SiriusXM knows that September is still filled with beautiful warm days ready for enjoyment, and that, most of us, will embrace those gorgeous fall days to keep winter mentally at bay as long as we can.

Kayak With Paddling Michigan This Fall


Likewise, Paddling Michigan kayak tours of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore don’t end when the kids go back to school. They keep right on paddling until the weather turns.


In fact, fall may be one of the best times to visit Pictured Rocks. Not only do you get to see the spectacular views of the colored sandstone formations, but now they are paired with the vibrant hues of the fall foliage.

Your Munising Staycation


Fall can be a great time for locals or near-locals to visit Pictured Rocks. Munising is centrally located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so visitors from Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, and other nearby U.P. towns can easily make the drive to experience what others have been raving about all summer – The National Lakeshore right in your own backyard.


With the summer tourist season ending, the relaxed pace you have come to know and love in The U.P. has returned. But before the warm temperatures are gone, take time to be a sightseer in Munising.


Here’s how to make the most of your Munising staycation:

  • Book Yourself A Kayak Trip. As a local, you’ve probably hiked the Pictured Rock National Park trails, but now’s a chance to get up close and personal, on the water. One great way to do that is by kayak, where you can feel the drops of water as you cruise through the rock crevices.


  • Eat Local. Ahhh! You can finally get a seat in a restaurant without waiting! Try the Canadian-inspired Poutine at The Duck Pond Eatery, topped off with a Michigan beer.


  • Stay In a Yurt. Won’t your kids love it when you extend their summer with a night or two in a yurt along the shoreline complete with a campfire and stargazing?


You may not own a yacht, but you do live in an abundant place. Don’t let the summer pass without reminding yourself how lucky you are to live here. Maximize those glorious warm days of September by being tourist in your own town this fall.

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