July is long awaited because it means bare feet, shorts, and a t-shirt at sunrise (most days). June provides a few days for this option, but not as many as you might think. It’s along Lake Superior, in the Upper Peninsula, at the coldest time of the day. And that water takes a long time to warm up.

By July, I am in full summer mode. Long enjoyable mornings heading to the coffee shop right after sunrise, and enjoying the quiet of the town at 6:30 a.m.

By July, especially after July 4, the beach starts to get a little busier, especially at McCarty’s Cove. My introverted self becomes a little more cautious of where I go in the summer, so that I still keep to myself.

Temperatures

Coldest Sunrise
50º F
Avg. temp
66º F
Hottest Sunrise
77º F

2019

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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Superior Dome
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Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
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Sunrise from Saint Ignace Marina
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain
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Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
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Sunrise from Little Traverse Bay
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Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
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Sunrise from M-28 Beach
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Founders Landing
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from Founders Landing
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Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Pebble Beach
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Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
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Sunrise from Raspberry Island
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Sunrise from Lake Nokmois
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Sunrise from Hennepin Avenue Bridge
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Sunrise from Minnehaha Park
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Sunrise from Blue Mound State Park
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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2020

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Sunrise from ROTC Rock
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Lakenenland
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Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from South Beach
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