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hunting and fi shing grounds and
a spectacular visual treat. Thirsty
Fights from the UK to
hikers should seek out Camp 33, Detroit include –
the gift shop and brew-pub at the
From London
Upper Falls!
Heathrow and
The Great Lakes Shipwreck
Gatwick: Northwest
Airlines fl ies direct daily.
Museum at Whitefi sh Point on
From Dublin: fl y Aer
Lake Superior provides a riveting Lingus or Air France
memorial to hundreds of ships,
and United, American
including the Shipwreck Coast’s
or Northwest via
most famous wreck, the 1975
tragedy of the massive Edmund
Fitzgerald. Tour the oldest abound hereabouts – choose
working lighthouse on Superior, from horse-riding or hiking;
then follow the pretty shoreline boating or rafting; fi shing or
and enjoy the beaches at Bay swimming; it is a nature-lover’s
Mills before reaching Sault wonderland.
Saint Marie and the largest
The wonderful Great
Skirt along Grand Traverse
waterway traffi c system on earth.
Wolf Lodge
Bay to Traverse City, where
Soo Locks Park affords a the historic downtown district
stunning view of ocean-going on a two-hour guided Soo Locks along Grand Traverse Bay, offers 150 boutiques, galleries,
freighters, so close you can Boat Tour or Dinner Cruise. The Petoskey poses as a sleepy dining venues and long,
almost touch them, as they city’s colonial history is also well little town, but don’t be fooled. sandy beaches. Tour the Bay
navigate the 21ft drop between represented – and dinner at the World-class shopping, art on tall ship Manitou; grab a
Lake Superior and Lakes eclectic Antlers restaurant is an galleries, antique markets and burger at the 1950s-style Don’s
Michigan and Huron. Don’t miss unexpected treat! fi ve-star cuisine are standard Drive-In; watch a movie at the
the chance for ‘locking through’ Return south by veering on fare here. Nearby, Little Traverse Cherry Bowl Drive-In; then
alongside the behemoth vessels to US-31 to Petoskey. Nestled History Museum highlights the spend the night at Great Wolf
area’s history, including Odawa Lodge, where the indoor water
Indian artefacts and Ernest park is truly captivating. A trip
Hemingway’s personal letters to the Mission Point Lighthouse
and pictures. and Leelanau Peninsula also
Visit in winter for exceptional reveals the signature wineries
skiing at Boyne Mountain Resort hereabouts.
in Boyne City, where the The last leg of your journey
“One of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations”
Avalanche Bay indoor water brings you to Mount Pleasant,
Warm Sandy
park at Boyne Grand Mountain where the Ziibiwing Center’s
Lodge offers year-round exhibits, artwork and rare
fun. Equally, the spectacular arte facts tell the story of the
Boutiques &
Lakeview Hotel (part of the Anishinabe culture. Beautifully
immense Shanty Creek Resort handcrafted beadwork, crafts
Festivals & in Bellaire, which boasts four and jewellery are available as
Fine Arts
superb golf courses in summer a special remembrance of your
and extensive skiing in winter) holiday.
Attractions has rooms with a view and Return to Detroit via state
dining to match. Activities capital Lansing.
Farm Markets
& U-Picks
Hiking &
● Detroit’s famous soda, Vernor’s Ginger Ale, was
created in 1862 by pharmacist James Vernor. STATE
Called to serve in the Civil War for four years,
the formula was stored in an oak case and
acquired its trademark gingery fl avour. Vernor’s
was the fi rst soda made in the US.
● Carved out by glacial retreat, Lake Superior is the
world’s largest body of fresh water, containing enough water to
cover all of North and South America to a depth of 12 inches.
● Nearly 75 per cent of America’s cherries come from Traverse
City, making it the Cherry Capital of the World. The 83rd annual
National Cherry Festival will be held in July 2009, featuring
cherry-pit spitting contests, Cherry Buffet and live entertainment.
3 hours from Chicago & Detroit
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