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Return to Hemingway Country

Crossing the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan's Upper Peninsula takes visitors to a true North Country outdoor adventure land

Updated: October 15, 2009, 4:12 PM ET
By W. H. "Chip" Gross | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Seated in the stern seat of the canoe, guide Rich Robinson dipped his paddle into the water and exploded a Hemingway myth.

"The upper peninsula of Michigan has the Two Hearted River — the one we're currently paddling — and the Little Two Hearted River, but no Big Two Hearted River, the one Ernest Hemingway wrote about in his stories," he said. "In fact, Hemingway never even saw the Two Hearted, let alone fished here.

"This region was so ...

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