Last weekend Chris and I catered to our wanderlust tendencies and set out on an adventure up the coast of Michigan in search of fall colors and lighthouses.
This was our first lighthouse seeking trip and our first trip with both of the dogs. We were however, sans children. Thank goodness. No offense to the kids but that would be far too many bodies and opinions in one car. Maybe next time.
Naturally we had a plan. Or I should say Chris had a plan. He plans every. single. moment. of every trip we take. Not that I mind. It’s nice to have a plan as long as it is not too rigid and it accomdates my need for down time.
Here’s a look at our route.
We didn’t do the whole trip in one day. We left around 6:30am on Saturday and arrived in Mackinaw City at dinner time. We stayed the night in St. Ignace and visited the Tahquamenon Falls on Sunday. You could break up the route however you wanted though. Do what works for you!
Stop #1: Tawas Point Lighthouse
Stop #2: Lumberman’s Monument
Stop #3: Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Stop #4: Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
Stop #5: New Presque Isle Lighthouse
Stop #6: Ocqueoc Falls
Stop #7: 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Stop #8: Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Stop #9: Tahquamenon Falls (Upper and Lower)
So where are the fall colors you ask? Well we were a bit early. These kind of things are hard to judge. Although we did see more colors in the UP than in the mitten.
Now is probably the perfect time to go check out the colors though! So what are are you waiting for? Get outside and explore Michigan.