US, Michigan: Best of UP – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Beaver Basin Hiking – Twelvemile Beach

Around Huron Lake in 8 days: Best of UP, Part 2 – Beaver Basin Hiking – Twelvemile Beach

Hiking in the Beaver Basin can start from the trailing parking lot beside the Little Beaver Lake Campground, after a 5 km of unpaved, narrow, twisting, and size restrictive road.

Little Beaver Lake
Little Beaver Lake

Trails vary between 5 and 8 km round trip, but because we were planning to give another try for an evening cruise (hoping we could get spots on the last trip), we took the shortest trail to Lake Superior. We passed by the Little Beaver Lake, and the Little Beaver Creek. If you are wondering, The Beaver Lake was further to the East, and we didn’t have time to reach that.

Little Beaver creek
Little Beaver creek

Enchanting forest, evergreen colours, the little trail we took to the Twelvemile Beach at Superior Lake had fully surprised me with the type of flowers to say so.

Ferns and lichens on Little Beaver trail

There were several types of mushrooms along the trail, varying in size and colours, so I took the liberty to re-name it the Twelve Mushroom Trail.

If you know any type, please leave a note and let me know, I would really like to learn more about mushroomsJ


Located along the Lake Superior shoreline, Twelvemile Beach is a wonderful place for long walks along the shore, to have a quiet picnic while enjoying the blues.

The Little Beaver trail ends to Superior Lake
The Little Beaver trail ends right on the Twelvemile Beach at Superior Lake

Twelvemile beach

Up to this day, this was the finest sand I’ve ever seen in North America.

Twelvemile beach
Twelvemile beach

8 thoughts on “US, Michigan: Best of UP – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Beaver Basin Hiking – Twelvemile Beach

    1. Thank you Diane for your kind note, I’m glad you enjoyed my story. I’m waiting for spring as well, but it’s coming soon, the birds are getting out, chasing each other🙂
      Have a wonderful day!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s