Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

by Matt Forster

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581571981
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 106,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Matt Forster is a writer and editor whose first introduction to Colorado was through his wife Kim, a native of the state. Over the years, they have traveled Colorado end to end, and continue to visit frequently. Forster and his family live in Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Adventure through Car Country 17

Detroit, Dearborn, Redford, Northville, Farmington, Milford, Holly, Oxford & Metamora, Stony Creek, and Rochester

2 Blue Water and & Green Thumb 37

Fort Huron, Lexington, Port Austin, Caseville, Bay City, and Frankenmuth

3 Forgotten Highways: The River Raisin and the Chicago and Territorial Roads 58

Monroe & Dundee, Tecumseh, the Irish Hills, Allen, Coldwater, Marshall, Chelsea, Dexter, and Ann Arbor

4 Through the Heart of Michigan: Following the Grand River 75

Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Grand Ledge, Lowell, Grand Rapids, Rockford, and Grand Haven

5 The Grape Coast: Michigan's Wine Country 93

Three Rivers, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, Coloma, Harbor Country, St. Joseph, South Haven, Fennville, and Saugatuck

6 The Cherry Coast 115

Silver Lake, Ludington, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Leelanau Peninsula, and Old Mission Point

7 The Great Northwest 135

Elk Rapids, the Chain of Lakes, Charlevoix, Beaver Island, Petoskey, and Bay View

8 The Sunrise Coast: Old Lumber Towns and Lazy Rivers 155

Tawas City, Au Sable & Oscoda, Harrisville, Alpena, Presque Isle. Rogers City, Cheboygan, and Pigeon River Country

9 Where Great Lakes Meet: The Straits of Mackinac and the St. Mary's River 171

Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Hessel & Cedarville, the islands of the St. Mary's, and Sault Ste. Marie

10 Superior's Scenic Shoreline 191

Point Iroquois, Whitefish Point, Newberry, Grand Marais, Munising & Au Train, and Marquette

11 Waterfalls & Big Snow, Iron & Copper: The Porkies to the Keweenaw Peninsula 211

Ironwood & Bessemer, the Porcupine Mountains, Houghton-Hancock, Lac La Belle, Copper Harbor, Eagle River, Calumet & Laurium, L'Anse, and Michigamme

12 Lake Michigan's Other Coast 233

Curtis & the Manistique Lakes, Blaney Park, Manistique, and Escanaba

Index 244

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased “Backroads and Byways of Michigan” by author Matt Forster (second edition, 2014). The book has great chapters on many of Michigan’s towns (Lower Peninsula and the U.P.) including photos and things to see and do. There are also maps of the routes taken and some great historical information on each location. It is a great read. If you’re born and raised in MI like me, you’ll enjoy the history and if you’ve traveled the state at all, you’ll catch yourself saying, “Hey I’ve been there.” Or “I never knew that was there.” I also had the awesome pleasure of meeting the author. He is very down to earth and friendly.
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