Insane Michigan Place by: Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
If you want a killer, absolutely insane Michigan place to visit, Rockport State Park is for you. Located just north of Alpena, this park literally has it all!
Have you ever seen such a beautiful Michigan state park?
Be prepared to discover:
Aren't the views just unbelievable? We were in awe the entire time during our three day trip to Alpena Michigan!
Hunting for fossils about a 1/2 mile from the parking lot. The fossils are plentiful and the views are stunning!
This was my absolute favorite find of the day! Be sure to bring a bag so you can search for the Divonian Era fossils! You can bring home up to 25 lbs of stones so search carefully! I think finding cool fossils definitely makes this an insane Michigan place to visit!
You will definitely need your bikes if you wish to find the sinkholes. There will be temporary signs, like this one to follow.
WARNING: The terrain to the sinkholes is for serious hikers or bikers only as it is very rocky, a long distance and some steep areas. If you like a challenge, bring it on!
Bring lots of water and bug spray if you visit during the warm summer months!
We've devoted an entire page on the amazing dark sky parks in the area, including Rockport State Park! Check it out HERE!
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Good morning loves!! Rockport State Park in Alpena is just gorgeous today! I mean look at this scenery!!! ❤️ . . . #visitalpena #thunderbay #alpena #alpenamichigan #lakehuron #puremichigan #michigan #michiganders #greatlakesstateofmind #greatlakesstate #gogreatlakesbay #michigander #sanctuaryofthegreatlakes #michigantravel #onlyinmichigan #rockportstaterecreationarea #michiganstate #travelphotography
The first couple miles from the parking lot are great for walking/biking and perfect for families to explore the region (like the top photo) and to find their fossils. Riding your bikes to the quarry is very enjoyable and great for families.
How cool is this? It's a great opportunity to learn more about bats and how they benefit our environment!!
The bat hibernaculum is very close to the parking area. Park your car and climb up the tall hill overlooking the water. There is only one very tall hill, so it's quite obvious. Continue over the hill and down to the flat area parallel with the water. This view is looking toward the parking lot.
We greatly enjoyed exploring the area and riding our bikes to the quarry. This is a very high vantage point. All of these features were new to us so we definitely thought Rockport State Park was an insane Michigan place to visit!
We hope we inspired you to visit this absolutely insane Michigan place! Have a wonderful time!
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After biking, searching for amazing fossils and exploring all morning, we found the quarry in Rockport State Park near Alpena. We are actually very high up overlooking the quarry. It was one heck of a sight!! . Luckily we were only about a mile from where we parked as we were completely out of water! . . . . #visitalpena #thunderbay #alpena #alpenamichigan #lakehuron #puremichigan #michigan #michiganders #quarry #greatlakesstateofmind #awesomeview #awesomeviews #greatlakesstate #gogreatlakesbay #michigander #sanctuaryofthegreatlakes #michigantravel #onlyinmichigan #rockportstaterecreationarea #michiganstate #travelphotography
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