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This year, we had decided to do a road trip through Michigan and Wisconsin. Unfortunately, due to scheduling problems, we couldn’t get a group together.

So I decided to ride take a different route on a solo road trip instead.

I planned a route along Michigan’s Lake Huron coast. Over 3 days, I rode over 1000 miles and loved every minute of it.

On the first day of the trip, I traveled up Route 23 from Toledo to Alpena.

Along the way, I stopped at a few roadside parks and climbed the tower of the Tawas Point Lighthouse. The view from next to the lens was unbelievable.

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From the lighthouse park, I rode the local Big Boy for lunch. He kept eyein’ my bike.

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It’s always interesting to see different regional displays as you ride along the country side. These concrete statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe are in the town of Ossineke.

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With the amount of coastline that the state claims, it stands to reason that Michigan have an inordinate number of lighthouses. So every time I saw a sign for a lighthouse or lighthouse park, I tried to find it. This lighthouse was at Sturgeon Point.

After nearly 8 1/2 hours of travel and sightseeing, I arrived at my hotel of choice for motorcycle trips, the Best Western of Alpena. Best Western is great when traveling by bike. They have a Ride Rewards program and many “Rider Friendly” hotels. Plus, they have aways treated me well.

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Toledo to Alpena

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