Last week I took a trip across the Upper Peninsula and I stopped at a roadside park on US-2 near Iron River. The historical marker in the park notes that it is the first roadside park in Michigan and reads:
In 1918 the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the road commission, through its engineer-manager, Herbert F. Larson, to purchase this 320-acre tract of roadside virgin timber and to dedicate it as a forest preserve. The following year Iron County established Michigan’s first roadside park and picnic tables. This was quite likely America’s first such facility. Since then similar parks have been provided by most states for the comfort and enjoyment of the traveling motorist.
After crossing the U.P. along US-2 I traveled to Duluth, Minnesota and up the North Shore and then back down through Wisconsin. If you want to see my posts from other states I hope you will take a look at my other website. https://lostinthestates.com/
This was my last big trip of the year and I have lots of great stuff to post over the winter. I hope you will check it out. If you like my posts on Lost In Michigan I am sure you will not be disappointed.