Things to Do on Beaver Island: The Big Rock

One of the many, many exciting (and slightly silly) things to do on Beaver Island is visiting the Big Rock.  Seriously, it's on the map.
My dad was the first one to make it to the top.
Only 20% of the rock is actually visible, so it is a really big rock. Locals and tourists alike cruise out to Fox Lake Road and attempt to run up the side of the rock. It's usually accompanied by going on a boodle (aka a drive around the island that occasionally involves adult beverages). Boodle is a commonly used phrase on the island.  It's typically a summer activity, which often involves putting a picnic table in the back of a pick-up truck.

Jenny (step-mom) pretending to move it.

Dad and I on top of the rock.
Big Rock is a favorite cruising destination for islanders.  It's fairly far out and requires driving down some of our more interesting roads, which is saying something since all our roads are sand/gravel.  The roads out in this area are fantastic for cruising because they are narrow and heavily wooded.  Picturesque tree tunnels line the entire roadway. It's a great place to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon.  There's never another soul on the roads and you can set your cruise control at 5mph.  Perfect weekend cruising.

Currently listening to…Honey Won't You Let Me In - Tallest Man on Earth
Your turn…What are some of your favorite cruising spots?

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