A Quick Post About Batchawana Bay, By Friend, Jack Criger

If you are like me, you wouldn’t drive all day to find someplace to relax and get away from it all. There are lots of places a lot closer: why would I go that far?
So I wasn’t surprised to find that Batchawana Bay is the perfect spot for a little R & R; I was just surprised that I went there.

Picture a row of empty lawn chairs, lined up in a row near the edge of a rocky cliff, with a view of empty islands and miles of empty Lake Superior. No jet skis in sight, no off-road vehicles to be heard, and no street cars rumbling by. An empty volleyball court to the left and a lonely shuffleboard court behind, but not close enough to prompt movement out of this deep lounge chair. The longer I sit here, the deeper the chair seems. And it’s a good thing I brought something to read, and to drink. I won’t have to get up until hunger sets in.

When that happens, head for the dining room at the Salzburger Hof for some great and genuine European cuisine. I had the Schnitzel, but everything on everyone else’s plate looked as good. It was easy to work up a big appetite, doing nothing for hours, and I promised myself I’d work it off tomorrow. Meantime, I headed for my quaint retreat in the Lake Shore’s homey accommodations. And slept like never before.

-Jack Criger