Originally Posted by wnytaxman
We have taken US 2 all the way from Minneapolis to Glacier. It is a very fast two lane road with hardly any towns and just miles and miles of wheat and oil wells. If you do take that route be sure to stop at Fort Union on the ND/MT border for a slice of early American history and definitely bring your mosquito repellent.
You could run north to Sault Ste Marie and take a locks cruise through the two canal & locks systems you will find there. You can also just get down to West Portage Ave and go up the steps to the observation tower and watch 1,000 foot+ long ships up close and personal like.
The side benefit of this route is being able to drive across the north end of Lake Michigan on the Mackinaw Bridge I-75 portion. Leaving the Sault you would turn west on M-28 and proceed straight until you pick up US 2 near Hurley Michigan.
Years ago I drove US-2 all the way to Spokane and near your end there is some magnificent but scarey scenery to navigate. You can drop down to I-90 in numerous places that make the change over easy. I want to take DW on a portion of that route in September if we decide to take the Motorhome to Saskatchewan for a family wedding we are planning to attend.