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AuTrain Beach

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12: 10

AuTrain Beach. Beeeeautiful...

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say this is the absolute nicest roadside (rest-stop) beach on M-28, and probably in the whole UP. AuTrain is a beach that draws people like  windshields draw bugs, like headlights draw deer, like porch lights draw mosquitos, or like beauty draws smoke from a bonfire.  I sometimes feel like people drive along M-28 for no other reason than to stop at this beach or to drive past its magnificent expanse of golden grains. Wow. Whatta beach!

Wanna know where it is? Here’s a map. Wanna see it from the air? Check the shoreline viewer!

Roadside Beach. It is AMAZING.

Obviously, this is a roadside beach… a rest stop. There is a nice parking area with picnic tables, cooking grills, etc… and some outhouses. The beach is just spectacular! AuTrain is a clean beach with a lot of room for playing games. Water is clean, clear, and refreshing. Definitely worth stopping if you are traveling through. Also worth a special trip.

Pull over here.

What a beach... what a beach... what a beach...

Swimming...





7 responses to “AuTrain Beach

  1. Heather says:

    AuTrain does look awesome. I’m SO ready for summer!

  2. marsha says:

    My daughter and grandson’s love the beach here, can’t wait to return this year…..we live in Denver and so enjoy the U.P

  3. Judy says:

    The 1st pic of you entering the water looks like it could be of some cool big fish! (Maybe you are!) We will surely try to stop here! Hey: I think you should do a similar tour of the 63 Best Fishing spots in the U.P! How come you didn’t also just drop a line when you visited these beaches??? We love to fly fish and think you’d love it, too! Fish on!

  4. Trisha says:

    LOVE love this beach! We swam here for hours. We even jumped off that bridge there 4 years ago when it was still legal.

  5. Amy says:

    Just at this beach on Thursday/Friday. What a beautiful location! The river flows right into Lake Superior and is much warmer then the lake. Nice place to spend the day!

    • Nils Markus Stenvig says:

      Indeed! And how rare to find a beach like this along a highway. And yes, in almost every case for inlets to Lake Superior the rivers bring warmer waters than the lake itself.

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