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Memorial Day Traffic

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Memorial Day Traffic

It is has been a generation since I was in Michigan on Memorial Day weekend. How bad is the traffic from Mackinaw City ot Grand Rapids on Memorial Day?

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1. Re: Memorial Day Traffic

It depends on which day you'll be driving. Thursday, Friday, and Monday will all be pretty busy. If you are travelling on Saturday or Sunday it shouldn't be too bad.

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2. Re: Memorial Day Traffic

On Monday.

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We have found that the trick to traveling on the holiday weekend is to leave at the end of the day. Most people get up to get and early start to "beat the traffic" and instead are all on the road together. We used to leave in the evening and usually didn't hit all the traffic.

Of course, now that we have moved up here.. we love the last day of the holiday weekend. We celebrate that we don't have to "go home". We are already here!!!!

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We, too, have always left late in the day on any holiday-Memorial, 4th of July, Labor Day. Traffic is much better leaving from 'up north" around 5 or 6 PM. If you can do that, Light, it would be great. If you cannot, I'd get going really early. What time does your flight leave on Monday? Or do you fly out Tuesday?

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5. Re: Memorial Day Traffic

4:30 on Monday.

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6. Re: Memorial Day Traffic

Its going to be busy! When we camped in Big Rapids and returned to Grand Rapids via US 131 on Monday, it never mattered when we travelled. It was always bumper to bumper & slow going. Its a 4 hour drive in normal traffic from Mackinac City to GRR. If it were me, I would leave as early as possible and know that it may take you a while to get back to the airport. Better to be safe than sorry.

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7. Re: Memorial Day Traffic

I was afraid of that!

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