From Mackinaw City to Cross Village, the route follows two-lane county roads through farms, and then sand dunes along the Lake Michigan shore. There are several public beach access points on Lakeview Dr. in Wilderness State Park. From the campground at Wilderness State Park, you can see a glorious sunset over Lake Michigan and a distant view of the Mackinaw bridge glowing in the fading light. From Cross Village to Traverse City, you'll be on various state highways and local roads which will have heavy tourist traffic during the summer. South of Traverse City, the terrain through the remainder of Lower Peninsula is flat to gently rolling hills. The route goes mostly through small farming towns on two-lane county rods with light traffic. With the exception of the area around Grabill, the Indiana portion of the route is very rural and has very light traffic. The route ends in Monroeville, Indiana. At this point you can head east or west on the Northern Tier Bicycle Route.
Current Printed Version: 2011