Central Lake MI hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Central Lake Michigan USA. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Michigan. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Michigan.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Central Lake Michigan hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths and Ghosts in Michigan
Tales of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe (Oscoda is his official home, as the first Paul Bunyan story was published there but Ossineke has statues of Paul and Babe and the claims of other towns are disputed by Manistique, which also has a statue of Paul); the shampoo using and TV remote hiding ghost that haunts Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn in Wayne (the spectre is of a man allegedly murdered by a maid because he didn't give her a tip, so GIVE THE MAID A TIP); paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the werewolves (loups-garous / loup-garous) that plagued Detroit when it was a French community and which might, one day, be reawakened (could a waheela be mistaken for a werewolf - or vice versa?); the stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; and the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
The ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; giant, lupine waheelas; strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton; the ghost of Samuel Graczyk, a lumberman accidentally killed on the day of his wedding, at Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook in Mackinaw State Forest; the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; the Melon Heads (melonheads) of Felt Mansion, similar to those of Connecticut and, I believe, the source of the Catskill gnomes legend involving Rip van Winkle and Hendrik Hudson; and the slender, man-eating hidebehind, a "fearsome critter" indeed, which can conceal itself behind any tree but which, unlike pink elephants, can be avoided by drinking alcoholic beverages, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Michigan
Algonac State Park; Isle Royale National Park, reached by seaplane or by boat, with moose, black bears, gray wolves, beavers and other wildlife; Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge; Seney National Wldlife Refuge with bears, beavers and other wildlife; Mackinaw State Forest, home to black bears, beavers, wild turkeys, flying squirrels and bald eagles and which also has Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook, reputedly haunted; Ludington State Park; Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park; Au Sable State Forest with the Dead Stream Swamp; Copper Country State Forest; Hiawatha National Forest; Escanaba River State Forest; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Lake Superior State Forest; Tahquamenon Falls State Park; Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with moose, gray wolves, beavers, white-tailed deer and black bears; the jointly administered Huron-Manistee National Forests; and Ottawa National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Michigan.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Sacramento, Dallas, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Savannah, Indianapolis, Miami, San Diego, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Sitka, Boston, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, St Louis, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Detroit, Kansas City, Fairbanks, Juneau, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Phoenix and Skagway are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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