isle royale

Located in the northwest corner of Lake Superior Isle Royale National Park in Michigan is the place to go for solitude. The park is an island of roadless backcountry reachable only by boat or seaplane – making it the least visited national park in the lower 48 states. Photographer Carl TerHaar captured this moonrise from Pickerel Cove, one of the islands’ campgrounds that consists of a narrow ridge accessible by small boat. Full moon photo courtesy of Carl TerHaar.

Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

We’ve been to 49 U.S. states so far, and this July, we’ll be visiting Hawaii to finish the list with number 50. In honor of our trip, we’ll be posting a photo from every state in the days leading up to our last state!