I'm planning a trip to Michigan with a drive up to the UP for June 2011 and plan to go to Isle Royale NP. I've posted the full (tentative) itinerary on the general Michigan forum, but I wanted to see if I could get some advice on the Isle Royale portion of our trip.
My thought is to take the 3-hour ferry out of Copper Harbor to the Isle. However, I haven't decided if we will stay the night at the Rock Harbor Lodge OR take a one-way flight with Royale Air Service back to the UP the same day later in the afternoon. I don't really want to take the 6-hour ferry out of Houghton because of the time it takes to get there.
The issue I see is retrieving our car from Copper Harbor if we fly back into Houghton. Has anyone done either or both? What is the best option? Other options for seeing the Isle?