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Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

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Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

We are taking the ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington and driving from there to Mackinaw City or Mackinaw Island. Can anyone suggest a good overnight place to stay on that first night on the road and interesting places to visit?

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Hell, Michigan
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1. Re: Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

Stay near Frankfort, Empire, Glen Arbor or 1 of the other towns near Sleeping bear Sand Dunes

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2. Re: Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

Traverse City and Petoskey are also nice overnight stops.

Definitely drive M-22 from Manistee north thru the Dunes. Pierce Stocking scenic drive. Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City and Leelanau Peninsula are both lovely.

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3. Re: Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

I agree with TRBeer, anywhere near Sleeping Bear Dunes would be great. Its a beautiful area! I would definitely suggest checking out the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in that area. You can also climb the sand dunes or if your into hiking the Pyramid Point trail offers some nice views. If you want a little history, the Maritime Museum and Cannery is also a nice little stop.

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4. Re: Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

When you get to Petoskey, turn off through Harbor Springs, the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. mightymac.org/mackinacisland2013/13mackinaci…

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5. Re: Ludington to Mackinaw - help please

On the main Michigan TA Forum page on a real computer (not the phone app) on the upper right you'll see TOP QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (there's only two) one of them is scenic route between Traverse City and Mackinaw City.

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