The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Friday, July 3, 2009

Segment 7, Day 1 St. Ignace ->south of Brevort 15 miles

High of 70 degrees.

July 2

After spending a few days on Mackinac Island with my sons, I took the ferry to the city of St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula to begin Segment 7. Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are connected at the Straits of Mackinac. The bridge that spans the peninsulas is the marker which divides the lakes. The Mackinac Bridge is an elegant suspension bridge which spans the 5 miles of fast moving water. When it was built in 1957, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

It felt good to get back to the lake. This day's trek stayed on lakeside roads for most of the way since the shoreline was marshy most of the way. It was only at the end of the 15 miles that the lake opened up to beautiful beaches.

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