Maple Lake Safari

28 Jul

As we quietly glided through the calm lake water and the darkening evening sky was being painted with stokes of pink I could almost hear a familiar voice with an Australia accent narrating the scene…

“There she is. The rare North American porcupine emerging from the woods at the shore directly ahead.”

Maple Lake in Northern Wisconsin is a truly peaceful and serene place. Its remote location and abounding wildlife offers the ability and privilege to reconnect with nature and the people around you.

Over the past few years, Mike’s parents have been enjoying vacations to Maple Lake where Mike’s uncle owns land and a cabin and we were lucky enough to spend two nights there during our last trip home. My favorite thing about visiting Maple Lake was sharing in Kathy and Steve’s favorite cabin pastimes and routines – especially the sunrise and sunset safaris, water sports and family meals.

Bundling up and getting on the boat.

Bundling up and getting on the boat.

Beaver crossing the lake.

Beaver crossing the lake.

Painted turtle sunning himself.

Painted turtle sunning himself.

Loon nesting!!

Loon nesting!!

Can't wait to see photos of the baby loon(s)!

Can’t wait to see photos of the baby loon(s)!

Porcupine hanging out along the shore. Seeing him was a real treat.

Porcupine hanging out along the shore. Seeing him was a real treat.
Brynn named him Biggie Smalls

Brynn named him Biggie Smalls

I love kayaking

I love kayaking

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Evening swim…

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…it was not warm.

Great spread and company

Great spread and company

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Waterfront dining

The kids

The kids

 

Love from Maple Lake. xo.

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2 Responses to “Maple Lake Safari”

  1. Kathy Sonn July 28, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    You made my day. Thank you for the lovely pictures and story of maple lake. Love you always. Kathy Sonn

    • sarahsonn July 28, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Thank you for sharing Maple Lake with us. It is a truly special place.

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