Michigan

Mark’s family is from Michigan, and our travels have taken us there on several occasions, but all by plane rather than RV.  During one extended visit in the spring of 2009 we did a circumnavigation of the lower Michigan peninsula with a quick hop over the Macinac bridge so we could run up to Lake Superior and touch our toes in its chilly waters.  The charming coastal towns and beautiful lake views made for a delightful trip.

  • Lake Michigan – Charming coastal towns June 29, 2009 June, 2009 – Lake Michigan has lots of cute waterfront towns, from Saugatuck to Grand Haven to Traverse City, each one charming and unique…
  • South Haven – Harbor Village June 27, 2009 South Haven, Michigan, is a cute harbor village with a long boardwalk where evening sunsets offer cheap entertainment for the whole town.
  • Soo Locks – Freighter Elevator June 25, 2009 June, 2009 – The Soo Locks have a cool observation area and museum, and while we visited two freighters were in the locks, one going up and one down…
  • North Lake Michigan – Alluring Coastal Towns June 25, 2009 June, 2009 – At the north end of Lake Michigan are the charming towns of Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, and we loved the Tunnel of Trees…
  • Upper Peninsula (MI) – Cute Towns & Fine Craftsmanship June 15, 2009 June, 2009 – In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (land of “Yoopers”) we found cozy towns St. Ignace & Hessel and visited Great Lakes Boat Building School…
  • Lake St. Clair, Michigan – Quick Trip Abroad May 20, 2009 May, 2009 – On a loop tour around Lake St. Clair we took a quirky 10-minute ferry ride to Harsen’s Island, and visited Canada for a day and a night…
  • Lake Huron, MI May 19, 2009 June, 2009 – At Lake Huron’s 40 Mile Point Lighthouse we learned the strange story of the wreck of the Joseph S. Fay, and then in Bay City we watched hydroplane races.