Day 225 – Lake Michigan Tour – Part 2

Day 225 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Before leaving Traverse City, we took a short driving tour around the historic district, but unfortunately missed the seven wineries this early in the morning!  I didn’t time that very well.  Too bad I didn’t arrive earlier yesterday!  That’s ok, we continued along our Lake Michigan Tour and spent a lovely morning on Old Mission Peninsula.

Old Mission Lighthouse

We poked along the 18 mile drive past harbors, countless orchards, wineries, farmland, and roadside cherry stands on the way to Old Mission Lighthouse.  The lighthouse is located at Mission Point which is just a few hundred feet south of 45th Parallel of Latitude, half way distance between the Equator and the North Pole.  The beach here was so interesting.  Beachgoers had set up cairns on the boulders that poked up in the shallow water offshore.  It was very serene looking.