• We often travel on our own time and own dime. When we receive complimentary products, services, or accommodations as a result of our blogging activities, we will disclose that at the time we write about it. Midwest Guest is a member of ad affiliate programs and networks. If you click through the affiliate links or ads from here and purchase something from one of our affiliate partners, we receive a small commission. This income helps us pay for our blogging expenses and Midwest travel.


  • Thumbs up!

  • View Dominique King's profile on LinkedIn


  • Travel Blog Sites - Site of the Day
    As chosen by TravelPod
    the web’s original travel blog

« Where I live: All aboard for Thomas the Tank Engine's annual visit to Michigan's Greenfield Village | Main | Photo Friday-Driving Wilco Road in Empire, Michigan »

March 25, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Heather on her travels

That's a beautiful drive but I think I'd be more tempted to stop the car and run into the ocean

Dominique King

Heather-That's Lake Michigan, not quite an ocean, but a freshwater lake worthy of being one of the five "Great Lakes" IMHO :)
Going on down into Empire to the public beach, or on out to the lighthouse at Point Betsie (both of which I've visited many times and written about here) are probably among the best ways to get out into the lake.


If we would like to take this scenic tour would we just go to Sleeping bear dunes and then we can get a map from there to go throught this tour? Do you think it will be open by April 20th?


Dominique King

Hi Tina-

The best place to find information about the scenic drive is on the Sleeping Bear Dunes' National Park page, which says the scenic drive is "open mid-April to mid-November, 9:00 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset". The site also tells visitors to "pick up an interpretive guide for the Scenic Drive at the Visitor Center in Empire or at the entrance to the drive (there is no charge for the guide)".


Dominique King

Also, here's a story I wrote about the Sleeping Bear Dunes' visitor center in Empire.

Hope you have a great trip, Tina!

The comments to this entry are closed.

Become a Fan

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter
    Blog powered by Typepad