Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Northern Michigan's National Lakeshores
Pictured Rocks and Majestic Sand Dunes


7/30-8/4, 9/10-9/15

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Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Group Size 2-16
Arrive/Depart Marquette, MI/Traverse City, MI
Price From $2,995 to $3,395
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Trip Motif Wildlife Natural History Northern Michigans National Lakeshores : Journey Highlights

Our exciting new trip takes place in a very off the beaten path destination. You may not have visited it before, or even knew it existed, but the landscape is like no other. Our local guides will expose you to the beautiful natural environment as well as the colorful cultural history of the area. Hidden away in the center of our nation’s Heartland, there are soaring sandstone cliffs, shining beaches, splashing waterfalls, splendid natural archways, serene hardwood forests, sky-high sand dunes and sparkling inland lakes and streams. Fittingly, these superb landscapes lie along two of our “Great Lakes.” Sided by Lake Superior—our coldest, deepest, largest and most pristine of those five great bodies of water—is America’s first National Lakeshore: Pictured Rocks. In this gallery of nature’s art, you’ll not only hike on 100 miles of trails and boat along 15 miles of color-saturated cliffs, you’ll watch sunsets that artists dream of capturing on canvas. Then, in Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, you’ll feel your heels sink into sandy banks created by the last Ice Age. Perched atop glacial moraine headlands, the dunes stand 450 feet above another Great Lake, Lake Michigan. Viewers of Good Morning America recently named this national lakeshore the “Most Beautiful Place in America” with 100,000 votes. You’ll be glad you’re the type that tends to veer off the beaten path and happily heads into the Heartland, because these lakeshores would be marked on your ballot, every time.