The Road Less Traveled-Making Every Mile A Memory travel blog

Our campsite at Maumee Bay State Park

Out hiking along the Nature Center Boardwalk

View from the observation tower

Dennis hiking along the 2 mile boardwalk

Fritz Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

You could find every size, shape and color of gourds there

My kind of shrine barn

Greetings! This will be a short entry but didn’t want to gloss over this part of the trip. After leaving Drummond Island we drove the Great Circle Route along the coastline of Lake Huron in Michigan. Yes, we could have arrived faster if we took the highways and freeways but what do you see except concrete and road signs? You truly get the true flavor of America and what makes our country such a wonderful place to live! We meandered our way along Highway 25 to Bay City, Michigan for an overnight stop at Bay City State Park. After a peaceful and quiet night amongst the trees we drove around Detroit to Maumee (pronounced Mommy) Bay State Park via Toledo, Ohio. For our RV’ing and even non RV’ing friends, it is a 1,336 acre park that has hiking and biking trails, fishing, hunting, boating, golfing and an awesome RV park. The sites were spacious with a large grassy area, which makes it perfect for our dogs. They have an amazing boardwalk through the nature center. The two-mile hike afforded you views of the wetland forests that are adjacent to Lake Erie. While exploring the area we noticed many of the barns had arches painted on them and of course, we had to know why. Apparently it was the custom to paint an arch over a door so that the farmer could more easily see where their barns were from a distance or at night. We also found, while wandering the area, a family pumpkin farm complete with any shape, size or color gourd you could ever want! This was a neat part of America that we definitely want to visit again. See you down the road in Pennsylvania!

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