Jackson MI hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Jackson Michigan United States of America. Michigan attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Michigan fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Jackson Michigan hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Michigan
Copper Country State Forest; Hiawatha National Forest; Seney National Wldlife Refuge with bears, beavers and other wildlife; Au Sable State Forest with the Dead Stream Swamp; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Ottawa National Forest; Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with moose, gray wolves, beavers, white-tailed deer and black bears; the jointly administered Huron-Manistee National Forests; Lake Superior State Forest; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Ludington State Park; Escanaba River State Forest; Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge; Algonac State Park; Tahquamenon Falls State Park; Isle Royale National Park, reached by seaplane or by boat, with moose, black bears, gray wolves, 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; and Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Michigan.
Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts and Folklore in Michigan
The stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; giant, lupine waheelas; 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 spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; 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 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); and strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
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 phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; 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 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; the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century; and paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
So you want to see America. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, Anchorage, Los Angeles, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, New York, Miami, Juneau, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco, Sitka, Las Vegas, San Diego, Atlantic City, Phoenix, New Orleans, Boston, Indianapolis, Skagway, Honolulu, Corpus Christi and Savannah. 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 The wild west town of Tombstone, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts and Yosemite National Park. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Travel safely and happily.
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