Great Lake Trip – Day 9 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 9 – Michigan

Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island We head out early from Petoskey, Michigan, taking the short drive north to Mackinaw City. On our agenda for the day is to catch the 11 AM ferry from Mackinaw City to the scenic Mackinac Island. We chose the Star Line as our transport....
Great Lake Trip – Day 8 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 8 – Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan The next morning we traveled a little bit further North to Petoskey, Michigan. Petoskey is a lovely old town situated on the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. It is a popular stop for those on their way to Mackinac Island. Since it was...
Great Lake Trip – Day 7 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 7 – Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan Traverse City is on the northwest edge of Michigan – at the little finger of “the mitt”, as Michigan is often referred to because of its shape. It is situated on an enormous bay called the Grand Traverse Bay. Most of...
Great Lake Trip – Day 6 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 6 – Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan We continue our northern journey. Next destination is Traverse City on Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. This city is well known for it Cherry Festival. In this area of Michigan, we see many acres of cherry orchards. Before leaving New...
Great Lake Trip – Day 5 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 5 – Michigan

Using Harbor Grand Hotel, New Buffalo as our home base, we ventured out to see The Warren Woods State Park, and visit St. Joseph, the boyhood hometown of a good friend of mine. The Warren Woods State Park is home to one of the few remaining stands of Beech trees....
Great Lake Trip – Day 4 – Michigan

Great Lake Trip – Day 4 – Michigan

Today we visited two parks: Galien River County Park and the Warren Dunes State Park. The Galien River County Park is set in a swampy area. Two walkways are available to get up close and personal. One is elevated. Here’s a view of the lower walkway. Looking back...