Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Junk can make you smile.


If you ever need a smile this is the place to go.

Called Lakenenland , we ran across it today while traveling on M28 from Munising to Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

It’s an artist’s personal sculpture garden, and reminds me a lot of the art compound we explored down in Georgia in the spring of 2018.

Here’s a slide show of a lot of the art you’ll see here. Some of it has his political opinions, some is whimsical, and some is just pretty.

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It’s about a half mile loop, you can walk or drive (or snowmobile in the winter!). We drove it and then parked and walked to take pictures.

There’s also a picnic area and a small stage where they have live music some evenings.

It’s all free, though you can leave donations.

The artist has definitely had some issues with the local zoning commission as evidenced by some signs.

But if you can deal with a couple of political points of view that might be different from your own you’ll probably enjoy this sculpture park as much as we did.

If you’re ever up this way, be sure to stop and check it out!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Junk can make you smile.

  1. Every community should have at least one zany artist. Here in Seale, Alabama we have the museum of Wonder with all its taxidermy animals, dinosaur bones and graffiti over 1950’s paintings. Breath of fresh air.


  2. Looks unique and interesting. I agree with jamie smith that every community should have at least one zany artist…


  3. Oh this is fun, fun, fun. I gotta love the mind that put this together. Thanks for the photos.


  4. How cute — and yes, it made me smile, especially thinking about the kind of music that would draw people to a venue like this! Sounds as if you’re feeling better — woo hoo!!


  5. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap8/26 – 9/1/2019 | Trent's World (the Blog)

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