Next July, my family of 4 is taking the Badger Ferry from Wi to Ludington. We will stay Friday night in Ludington. We then have 3 nights to stay somewhere between there and Traverse City. I don't want to go all the way to Traverse, then back track to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Thought ideally, we coudl stay 2 nights near the Dunes, then 1 night in Traverse. From there, it is on to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Open for any suggestions.