Isle Royale National Park
By: Molly Williams
Michigan is known for the great lakes and one of the great lakes in there is Lake Superior. Lake Superior is what surrounds Isle Royale, a national park. Isle Royale has many animal populations, is the least popular national park, but also has a lot of interesting history, land forms, and things to do there.
In Isle Royale there are multiple species of animals. There's about 19 mammal species on Isle Royale. The mammal species are moose, beavers, squirrels, rabbits, and timber wolves. The two main bug species are black flies and mosquitoes. They hatch between May and June and start to die off at the end of July. Under the sea, there are animals too like clams, snails, bryozoans, and water bugs. Bryozoans look like blobs and are found by docks. If a piece of a bryozoan comes off you may find them washed up on the sand. As you can see there are numerous species of animals in Isle Royale.
What You Can Do There
Isle Royale is not very popular but there are a lot of fun things to do there. Two things to do is backpacking and hiking. In Isle Royale there are about 165 miles of hiking and backpacking trails. If you hike all of those in one day it would be a herculean task. You can also go canoeing, kayaking, and scuba diving. While you go scuba diving you will be able to explore and take pictures of sunken ships. During your trip, you may want to stay for some more fun the next day. There are more than 36 campgrounds on the island. To get to your campground you will have to hike, go by canoe, kayak, or a motor boat. Even though the island is not very popular you won't be disappointed.