My husband and I went on a little weekend jaunt recently, and I thought I’d share our route. We (I) researched many sources throughout, so maybe someone will use my post as a resource in the future. Regardless, it’ll be a pretty tour for ya!
Last year USA Today voted M22 the best autumn scenic drive in the country. The country, yo! And yet we’ve never been there. And it’s only a couple of hours away. #shameful
We started in Manistee (duh) and visited a stunning lookout point in Arcadia. It was pretty amazing.
Then we drove north to Point Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfort (I’ll get to the beauty of Frankfort in a minute).
In the picture above, you will see the terrace I had to step up to in order to get a closer view of the lighthouse. The picture below will show you the reason I fell hard when trying to step up to said terrace. I have a bruise a little smaller than the state of Texas on my shin. #visitagym
Next up? Frankfort. We didn’t spend nearly enough time here, but it left an impression! We both agreed we need to return in the summer to take advantage of the water.
We shopped a couple of stores and had a couple of drinks before hitting the road.
The brewery had a cool map for people to pin where they’re from. My pin is that little yellow one below.
We jumped back on the road and visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Not to be outdone by M22, the Sleeping Bear Dunes were voted by Good Morning America as the most beautiful place in America. And I would argue that it is.
We wrapped up the night just north of this area in Glen Arbor. We had dinner, did a little bit of shopping, and stumbled upon this adorable place.
It’s called Cherry Republic. It’s quite the cherry capital up north, so there are a few of these stores. This one, however, wins the cuteness award.
Speaking of cuteness…
We stayed at The Homestead which has some of the prettiest grounds I’ve ever stayed at. It was like a tiny town inside the complex, and we adored it. I didn’t get a picture of our room, but here’s our morning view.
Restaurants and shops on the grounds…
We woke up
too early the next morning and headed out for the second day of our getaway. At least we got this gorgeous view.
I’ll be back later with the other half of the trip. I have no idea how I’m going to cut out 782 pictures to keep the length down, but I’ll try.