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Old 03-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Highways in Michigan?

Just sent our registration off for Goshen/Elkhart in August. Yay! We are thinking of travelling back to Canada via Sault St. Marie, going up through the centre of Michigan. Looking at Hwy 127 versus 131. I can see that 127 is a divided road, can anyone tell me what 131 would be like? Scenic is always good! Not a stranger to 2 lane roads, have driven gravel, as well since we live in the north! It will more be a matter of timing, I guess. Going down, we will cross at Windsor/Detroit.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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I always take 131.....after Cadillac it becomes more scenic(not highway)....
If you prefer mostly highway.....take 127 straight or take 131 and then to west and connect to 27 higher up in the state.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Both are divided highways 127 divides at St. John's. 131 is scenic 127 is scenic also more open farm land as well both have lots of trees to look at. You will be fine on either choice. Don't forget to buy gas here in Michigan we have the best gas money can buy. Or at least I think so since it is the most expensive around the Great Lakes
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Yeah, what they said. But I'd take 131 and make pit stops along the way!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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If I remember right the from Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana take Highway 4 East to Highway 13, then go north on Highway 13 until you get to the Michigan boarder which then turns into US-131 follow that north, its all two lane until you get to three rivers then it's two lane divided highway until you get to Schoolcraft the it becomes a limited access highway. This route is used by many trailer manufactures to bring trailers North, you go through several towns going but the roads are good as we take that route going south as it cuts off well over 100 miles by taking I - 69 and I-94 to US-131. when you go north up to Cadillac it's all good roads, but as you approach Cadillac you will encounter a couple big hills and then a big downgrade going around Cadillac. I would suggest getting off at the Lake City and follow that east until you get to US-127 and then go North all the way to the bridge. From there the drive is very pleasant with lots of nice views and lots of tourist attractions. We camp up in the Grayling area at least 4 times a year as we love the atmosphere Don't know if tou use a GPS, but I would suggest yosing a road attlas as you will get a better idea of the route is just described. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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When I went to Lake Surerior State University for college I took that same route every time I came home to Chicago. I always took the 55 66 55 east to 127. I really like that route as well.

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