Originally Posted by ImagesByHawk
We just went up through Michigan crossed the Mackinaw Bridge and visited Mackinac Island. Beautiful!
Last year we were heading to Oregon and decided to go up through Duluth and took US 2 across. It was much better than the interstate and smoother too.
The Great Lakes offer some of the best this country has to offer for recreation.
I second that notion. US 2 is a great road which, for the most part, runs along the lakeshore. but I'd plan to get off of US 2 and transition to MI 28 and stop at Sault Ste .Marrie, Newberry, Munising with a side trip up to Whitefish Point.
On the MI side at Sault Ste. Marie you'll find the Aune Osborn RV Park...a city owned part right on the shores of the St. Mary's River which links lake Huron with Lake Superior. you'll enjoy seeing the large lake frieghters on their way to or from the Soo Locks.
Tahquamenon Falls SP is between Paradise and Newbery on MI123. Whitefish Point hosts the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum which has artifacts from the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald (be sure to wear long sleeved shirts and jeans...the flies can be murder if they're out).
Picture Rocks National Lakeshore is at Munising, MI and is well worth the trip.
If you'll be near Mackinaw, MI on Labor Day consider walking the bridge. each Labor Day several lanes of the bridge are closed to vehicles to allow persons to walk across the bridge. I did this back about 10-yrs ago and it was a blast.
lots of other stuff to do and see in the interior of the UP. the lakeshore along US 2 is good but there is so much more.