Just posted this in Michigan forum. Thought I should post in Mackinac Island forum also
Daughter and I taking a mid West liberal arts and sciences colleges tour in late July early August. Will drive. Will travel from Kalamazoo College to Mackinac Island for 2 nights for some pure vacation time.
Next stop Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin. Drive time calculator clocks drive from Mackinac to Appleton at 6 1/2 hours. Route around the northern part of Lake Michigan looks very roundabout. Is 61/2 hours realistic? Is the road mountainous with lots of curves?
Would it be easier to backtrack south from Mackinac to Luddington to take the car ferry across Lake Michigan? Is the extra cost worth it - will we save time and effort? Thanks for any advice!