Love Lake Michigan
Colonial Fort Michilimackinac
Driving The Bridge
Drive across the bridge
The Mackinac Bridge is truly a magnificent structure. One can see for miles. There are a host of islands which can be seen from the bridge. I am always impressed by how many radio stations are available to while crossing the bridge. Crossing the bridge at sunset is breathtaking. The bridge about five breath taking miles long. Windmills grace the landscape. My experience is the wind is almost always blowing sometimes to a point of making the drive a white knuckle event. Many people find the drive intimidating. Don't worry the Bridge authority will drive for you if you choose. I find driving the bridge a rush. Walking down by bridge at night is a beautiful experience with the wind blowing off the lake and the pretty colors of the bridge. There are may beautiful spots to view the bridge from the shores of Lake Michigan.
View of bridge from ferry
Way at the other end of the lake is one of the nations busiest cities Chicago. The shore is mostly urbanized from Indiana near the Michigan boarder to about 20 miles north of Milwaukee.
There are so many things to do at the lake shore in Chicago. Boat tours, water taxis, sailing swimming and more than I can list.
I do recommend to anyone visiting the area to try the water taxis. A day pass is quite inexpensive and one can ride much of the river unlimited for a day pass. There is a taxi which runs from Navy Pier to the museum campus which provides a beautiful view of the skyline.
In a busy city the lake provides a solace. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
The Windy City
Chicago Skyline From Water
I love Lake Michigan. One of my favorites is Escanaba. The beach is never crowded but sandy. You can walk out a long way without going in over your head. Escanaba has some very nice local restaurants and prices are much more favorable than other cities on the lake. There is a very nice bike path which will run from the beach in Escanaba to Gladstone.
Escanaba The City by the Bay
Sleeping Bear Dunes
For a spectacular view see the Sleeping Bear Dunes. You will need a National Park pass for this area but it is well worth it. I have spent hours here and plan to spend more. There are some nice bike trails in this park but I will warn you be in shape. These are not old rail road grades. There are some real hills.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes
More Sleeping Bear
More from Glen Haven
Patrick Cudahy Park
I love Lake Michigan
I have to say I love the lake but my favorite spot is Grand Haven. The beach is sand with no rocks. The water is usually very clear. You can take a walk out on the pier and walk out to the lighthouse. I have walked out to the lighthouse many times in the winter. Often bald eagles can be seen at the mouth of the Grand river standing on the ice waiting for fish.
I have to say I like Milwaukee the least. At Patrick Cudahy park on the south side a lot of bricks were dumped by the lake shore years ago. Today these bricks have been shaped by time and are quire unique.
Enjoy Lake Michigan. I do.