Thanks to all for the help in our trip planning around lake Michigan. We have just about sorted everything out apart from one night at St Ignace or Mackinaw City.
We will be coming up from Traverse City on October 5th and then planned to visit the island the next day before heading on to Au Train where we have found a very nice looking B&B overlooking the lake.
In St Ignace The Colonial Inn looked like it might suit but the owner informed us that the B&B is full because of a group of ladies who return every year for a Somewhere in Time reunion book the whole property. They dress up in period costume and take the ferry the next day (Oct 6), the morning we had planned to visit the island.
Now the inn also has a motel which will be fine for one night BUT I wonder if the island itself will be overrun with Jane Seymour lookalikes (!) and the ferries all booked up?
Should we perhaps consider rushing up from Traverse City in order to visit the island the afternoon before and would that mean us missing the Tunnel of Trees, something a lot of people have recommended to us?
Thanks in advance.