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North Lakes Bicycle Route #3

Mackinaw City, Michigan - Monroeville, Indiana (545 miles)

  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-52-1
  • Jun 1, 2013

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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.

Adventure Cycling maps are created by cyclists, for cyclists, and they are some of the best available for those in search of discovery and adventure in North America. The maps reflect the association's research as well as suggestions from thousands of cyclists who have explored the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country.

The maps are waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.


  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-52-1
  • Jun 1, 2013

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