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If I am camping for several days at Malone Bay, wondering about good destinations for some near-shore exploring if I portage over from Siskiwit Lake. There are some nearby islands, but I haven’t seen much info about the area.
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You can easily spend a day, maybe longer, exploring Siskiwit lake. The east end is very different from the west end. One afternoon, we paddled to the west end, beached our boats, and hiked up to Ishpeming Point.
The Wright Island area in Malone Bay is close and is a safe paddle. There are smaller islands to explore too.
The weather cooperated one day so we paddled over to Menagerie Island and explored the Isle Royale Lighthouse. A very interesting place to see if you have the time. The windows of the lighthouse are boarded up, but not locked, so you can get inside if you want. And you can climb the stairway to the top of the light for a view of the Island that most folks will never get to see.
We wanted to paddle over to Houghton Point, but the weather turned so we lost our chance. Ditto for a planned trip to Hay Bay, we were weathered out.
Enjoy your paddle. Malone Bay may be my favorite spot on the Island.
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