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Around the lake we go..................

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Around the lake we go..................

Great Weather, Fall colors are ready, trailer & bikes are packed.

First stop, Platte River Campground. : )

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1. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Wow--have a great time! I'll look forward to reading your trip report.

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2. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Have fun! Looks to be a great several day forecast!

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3. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Day 1: Condensed version

Drive north US31,10,US 31, 110, 22, 115 (meant to stay on 22), 72.

Colors spotty with some areas 50% and others with leaves dropping.

I am convinced this color thing is hit or miss,lol.

The drive on 110 was the best by far.

Stopped at a few scenic overlooks, Manistee's Riverwalk (very nice), and Arcadia Bluffs Overlook ( just fantastic),

Since we are from West Michigan, this part of the trip is familiar so few stops are made.

Setup camp and took a short bike trip around campground and then beertime. : )

Right now I look around and all I see is the color in the trees at the campground and the only sound is a cricket in the nearby woods and I think............I need another beer.

Animal sightings:

weasel/mink in Manistee

One deer, two squirrels,chipmunk, few ducks, some big birds in Manistee.

Day 2 destination: Petoskey State Park

Goodnight!

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4. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Colorful trees, chirping birds, .............and another beer! U sure you just drinkin' beer? LOL. J/K. Glad it is Fall for those colorful leaves. :)

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5. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Ok, bad internet at the state parks and just too darn busy.

Trip reports wil have to wait until I get home. : )

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6. Re: Around the lake we go..................

That is just fine, Greg. We expect you to enjoy your trip, not entertain us. I guess. If you want it that way.....hope the color is wonderful for you and you continue to be too busy seeing all the great scenic wonders of MI and anywhere else you go. :)

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7. Re: Around the lake we go..................

did you go past a trailer park and a sign Sunset Resort, on the lake side of M-22 north of Arcadia? wondering if it's still there- it was a great place to stay.

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8. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Sorry, don't recall seeing it.

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9. Re: Around the lake we go..................

Hope you have a great trip with great weather.

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10. Re: Around the lake we go..................

"I see is the color in the trees at the campground and the only sound is a cricket in the nearby woods and I think............I need another beer."

Sounds just about perfect! Enjoy! Moms