Turnip Rock Is Pure Michigan


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I was at Detroit Metro airport and spied a tourist handout that I couldn’t resist picking up. It was the Upper Thumb’s own Turnip Rock on the cover of the 2016 Pure Michigan Official State Travel Guide. The guide is published twice a year and highlights the best-of -the-best tourist attractions across Michigan.

My enthusiasm was short lived as there was no “cover story” that highlighted the wonderful experiences that can be offered in the Upper Thumb. However the fact that one of the most interesting and beautiful aspects of the Upper Thumb was highlighted a snapshot for all of Michigan was a boost. The iconic rock is only accessible by kayak or canoe. You can rent kayaks in Port Austin and paddle to Turnip Rock and back in a few hours.

Credit was given to Johnny Qurin of Port Austin for the cover shot.

 

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