Pure Michigan Road Trip and Sleeping Bear Dunes


The morning of August 31, 2022, I left home (Northern Kentucky) and drove 7 and 1/2 hours to an Airbnb in Traverse City. I had three days to explore Traverse City and the surrounding areas. I stayed with a couple who have a beautiful view of Michigan Lake from their deck. They were very helpful giving me tips to tweak my itinerary. One of my followers Phil (and I follow his beautiful blog https://philperkins.photography/ ) was very helpful with ideas of where to visit on my Michigan trip.

The following day I left early, drove to Suttons Bay, and took a few photos.

The weather was perfect.

Then I drove to Good Harbor Bay Beach.

My next stop was Glen Arbor, where I had breakfast before driving to Empire Bluff Trail.

The trail is two miles round-trip and there’s a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes.

My next stop was Mission Point Lighthouse.

On the way back to my lodging I stopped at Mari Vineyards for a glass of wine. There are lots of wineries to choose from. I drove a little over three hours total. There wasn’t much traffic and the scenery was beautiful.

I was surprised by how pretty Michigan is and how Caribbean blue the water is.

8 thoughts on “Pure Michigan Road Trip and Sleeping Bear Dunes

  1. Pingback: Pure Michigan Road Trip – Day 2 | Sherry Lachelle Travels

  2. Fantastic, Sherry! Your photography is beautiful and I’m so glad that you had nice weather to enjoy this lovely area. OK, I’m more than a little jealous, recalling how much fun and beauty Lake Michigan affords. I also appreciate the shoutout, that’s very kind of you. Thank you for sharing your experiences, herein. You have a wonderful travel site, and I wish for you a great day! 🙂

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