Hello! We will be driving from Detroit suburb to Traverse city next weekend and staying in West Silver Lake area for three nights. There will be four of us, my husband and I and our sons in their 20s (one of them lives in Michigan). We enjoy being outdoor, nature and great scenery. I have done some reading and would appreciate any suggestions or comments for the itinerary.
Day I-leave early and drive to Traverse city. Lunch suggestions somewhere along the way? Check in and then go to downtown for dinner.
Day 2- Sleeping Bear Dunes-Hike the Empire Bluff Trail , check out Empire Beach, the Pierce Stocking drive and stop for a picnic lunch. Sons may want to do the Dune Climb. Maybe check out the Pyramid Point Trail for a little. Don’t know how long all these will take and if there is time to go to Fishtown?
Day 3-Drive up to Old Mission Park and Lighthouse Park and do some hiking. Stop by Old Mission General Store for lunch. Then check out 1 or 2 wineries in the area. I would like a winery that has a nice patio where we can sit down, sip the wine and enjoy the scenery. Will Chateau Grand and/or Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery be good choice(s)?
Day 4-We may spend a little time in the area before driving back to Detroit but don't have a plan yet. .
Any suggestions for places we should add to our itinerary to visit?
Thanks in advance.