Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Michigan part 3
Hoeft State Park - swimming in Lake Huron
Petosky State Park- Swimming in lake Michigan Little Traverse Bay
Fishermans Island State Park - great rocks and campsites right on the Lake
Leelanu State Park- Great views- Grand Traverse Lighthouse rocky shore
Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
So we crossed the sate to the Michigan side stopped at Petosky Beach for swimming and fossil searching. We also stopped at Fishermans Island State Park- good rocky shore wonderful campsites but we did not camp here. Toliets are vaulted but it is worth the view.
We found ourselves driving down Fruit Alley much like Rte 104 by lake Ontario as we traveled to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
It always seemed our travel days were the sunniest.
Anyways once at Sleeping Bear we had to site hop the next day- yep walk your tent down the road to a new site. The campground was really nice. Quiet and mostly tenters where we were. We climbed the dunes- thankfully it was not a hot day- boys loved running down the Dunes. We did the scenic drive, went to a few more rocky beaches looking for Petosky Rocks. We did find quite a few but none big like you could buy!
We had a few more simple camp meals, Ham, rice,salad wedges, Blue berry buckle in the Dutch oven. pancakes and omelets one night. Mornings were cocoa and toast for the most part. Mornings were cold you can see your breath!! Days were very full of being outside and together. We hiked to Lake Michigan from our campsite and built a sand city. There was a lazy river here that you could boat or float down, if we had more time that would have been great!!
On to Part 4