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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by waterswatter, Jul 13, 2019.
I know nothing about yankee land but this guy knows what he’s talking about. Solid advice, A+++
buck_master_2001 wants you to PM him. Apparently he’s serving out a temp ban and can’t post or PM (but he can respond to PMs). He lives in MI and knows the area- I trust his opinion.
Shirley and I have taken our motorcycle around lakes Michigan and Superior twice. Very enjoyable trips.
Of the two ferries, we preferred the slow one. It was nice to put you feet up on the railing and have a cocktail.
Michigan has lots of stop and pick fruit tree spots. Great apples. We stopped someplace and had fish summer sausage. Sounds terrible, tastes great.
North side of lake superior was just beautiful!
Rode south down the Mississippi a ways then headed East back home (at that time) to Milwaukee
Both times we made no reservations. Usually started riding around 9 and started looking for a room around 3.
Lots of great ideas here, so here's another suggestion, if flying and renting transportation rent something you can get a view with, SUV / truck, fly into Milwaukee and go north, Port Washington is a nice first stop and continue up from there to Sturgeon Bay, you can decide if you want to go further up but it will burn time. Going up past Green Bay you can visit Marinette and Menominee, taking RT 35 up you can stop in Escanaba, we had lunch at The House of Ludington while we were there, it was a nice meal.
Go north into the UP up to Copper Harbor and Fort Wilkins or to Marquette, Rt 2 along the upper part of Lake Michigan is a must, you can pull off and swim in some areas of the road. St. Ignace is another must along with Mackinac Island, if you ride bikes you can rent one and peddle around it, note nesting birds in the cliff sides maybe, hit the fish markets for smoked whitefish it is great and if you ride horses try a ride on the Island it travels a trail thorough the upper and lower peninsula I am told, the wife did that not me.
Drive over the bridge, it has a great view.
If you like air conditioning make sure any small motel or hotel has it before getting a room, most bigger places do have it.
Have a great trip.
Circle tour around Lake Superior is on my bucket list. Parents did it last year and loved it. When my son is a bit older will start trying to fish out of every port on L Michigan as a bucket list item. Any of the suggestions already made are great. Wis, UP & Lower MI around L Mich and Superior are great places to explore, hang out, fish, drink beers, eat real bratwurst and deep fried cheese curds plus meet friendly midwest folks and yoopers. If a yooper talks to you a little bit and doesn't walk away consider them as thinking you are okay...LOL... they are great folks really. I love the UP. If in the Ontonagon, MI area I know a great small boat/light tackle charter I'd recommend for L Superior. I vacation at our family cabin there several times a year so if you need local ideas on what to do, stay, see and where to eat - PM me. August is good as the spring early summer bugs have chilled a bit. Plan for 40- 90 degree temps - you never know what it will be up there.
The area around Traverse City is a must. Rolling hills, cherry farms and wineries galore. The lakes around there are as blue as the Caribbean. Not to mention everyone should see Sleeping bear dunes at some point. M22 is a super famous route to travel and I highly recommend that all the way through the levels Au peninsula. It will take you to cool little coastal villages and having lunch at fish town(Leland) is a must. Then drive 31 along the coast up across the Mackinac bridge and spend some time on Mackinac Island. There’s no cars allowed on the island. Only bikes and horses. Cool place to visit. From there you want to take m28 in the Yoop along the Lake Superior coast and visit the Pictured Rocks. Take a boat tour. You can even visit Kitchi-it’s-kipi as well. It’s a natural spring that is insanely clear. Cool to see. I also highly recommend the Keweenaw Peninsula. It’s a different world up there. Lots of Finnish ancestry and beautiful sights. Lake Superior is truly magnificent. Here’s a few random pics.
Pics of Fish town(Leland) and Glenn Lake. All of the Iand lakes look like this . Glen Arbor is a cool town to visit. Your wife will love it. This is all along m22.
More pics of stuff along M22 and Lake Michigan.
A few random pics I have of Mackinac Island.