And then there were the beaches

I grew up spending my summers on my family’s beach on Gitchee Gumee. I think you could call the sand on our beach sugar sand but I’m not sure. A very quick google for “sugar sand” brought up the mineral content (or whatever) of sugar sand. That’s okay but to me, sugar sand is sand on which you can walk barefoot without cutting your feet. I don’t think I encountered a sand beach on which I couldn’t walk barefoot until I visited Florida as an adult.

There was one little hike on Kelley’s Island that we didn’t do until Sunday morning. It was a bird preserve and I talked the GG into doing the hike *before* breakfast and so we did that. The GG stipulated that we would drive the Frog Hopper over to the trailhead and take coffee and that is what we did. What I didn’t realize is that the trail ended at this beautiful beach.


Looks like this would be a regular old sugar sand great lakes type beach, roight? Well. It was chilly that morning so I was wearing socks and my purple Keens and, when I walked onto the beach, I felt crunching under my feet. Rocks do not crunch but *shells* do. Glad I had my shoes on because this was the rare (I think) great lakes beach made from shells.


I fergit exactly where we ran into this beach of stones. I think it was somewhere off the north loop trail?


Anyway, we finished our early morning preserve / beach walk Sunday morning and the GG cooked an excellent breakfast in the Lyme Lounge and then we went over to the north loop trail again and ended up on this rock “beach”.


The Kelley’s Island State Park does have a sugar sand beach but I have to guess that it is a man-made beach. I loved the state park although I wasn’t all that interested in hanging out on the beach. Especially loved that I could walk a short mile from “downtown” to our spot at the state park.

One Response to “And then there were the beaches”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’ve never heard of sugar sand. Beautiful photos!