For years we had talked about doing a driving trip through Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula. So we took a 3 week road trip starting the first week of September. It was a great trip with beautiful scenery and fun towns. The basic we route did was a counterclockwise loop driving through Chicago with a slight detour at the end to see Kristina, Patrick and granddaughter Emily.
We started our trip with a quick two night visit to the loop and lakefront areas of Chicago, and of course see Hamiliton.
After Chicago we headed to Grand Rapids to bike the south part of the White Pine bike trail and see Grand Rapids. We went to Traverse City for 3 nights to do some more biking and see/hike the Sleeping Bear Dunes and see the NHL prospect tournament.
One of our trip objectives was to get to Mackinac Island. Sunshine and windy conditions on the island made for very clear conditions and great pictures.
Next on our agenda was to spend 3 days at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This has been on our to do list since our daughter Kristina and Patrick took a vacation through here a few years ago. The pictures from their trip were amazing.
After the Pictured Rocks we headed further north in Michigan's Upper Peninsula stopping in Marquette on the way to Houghton and the copper mining region of the Keweenaw Peninsula..
Our last stop on our trip was Minocqua Wisconsin, the Up North destination of Wisconsin. On our way there we stopped to hike in the Porcupine Mountains of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Copyright 2019, Richard J. Moore
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