Champion MI hotels. Look for your hotels in Champion Michigan United States of America. Michigan attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Michigan scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Champion Michigan hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Savoy Hotel in London. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts and Scary Stories 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 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; the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; 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?); strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton; giant, lupine waheelas; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
The stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; 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); the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; 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; and the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Michigan
Ludington State Park; Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Escanaba River State Forest; Lake Superior State Forest; Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park; Tahquamenon Falls State Park; Copper Country State Forest; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Algonac State Park; Au Sable State Forest with the Dead Stream Swamp; Isle Royale National Park, reached by seaplane or by boat, with moose, black bears, gray wolves, beavers and other wildlife; Hiawatha National Forest; Seney National Wldlife Refuge with bears, beavers and other wildlife; Ottawa National Forest; 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; the jointly administered Huron-Manistee National Forests; and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with moose, gray wolves, beavers, white-tailed deer and black bears, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Michigan.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Houston, Boston, Juneau, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Fairbanks, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, New York, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Dallas, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Sitka, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, St Louis, Savannah, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Detroit, Atlantic City, Atlanta, San Francisco, Indianapolis and Skagway. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Florida Keys and Mount Rushmore. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met.
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