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Sunday, August 7, 2022, 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Montague High School
SLW Day 1 Route
4900 Stanton Blvd,
Montague, MI  
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Welcome to Shoreline West Day One! (60 miles)

After enjoying a hearty catered breakfast, thanks again Montague Band Boosters, get ready to sample a little bit of everything that Lake Michigan has to offer. Our route will begin with a brief cut south and west to join with the coast. After that, it’s smooth sailing as we wind our way north towards Ludington, all the while shadowed by pristine beaches and breathtaking views. In the process, we’ll pass the Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Built in 1874, it is one of the oldest brick lighthouses on the Great Lakes, and an excellent spot for a quick break.

Just on the outskirts of Silver Lake, we pass by one of our favorite stops of the whole trip: Cherry Point Market, where you can chill out with your fellow riders and sample some of the delicious home-baked goods on offer. On your way around Silver Lake, feel free to explore the dunes on one of several dune rides offered there.

The best lunch stop today is the small but bustling Pentwater. A number of public parks in the town offer excellent access to Lake Michigan.

As we get closer to Ludington, check out the Consumers Energy Pump Storage Facility, which offers a scenic overlook of the coastline that is sure to impress.

The fun doesn’t stop once we’ve arrived in Ludington. Our dinner tonight is provided by Dawn Fresh, for years they have provided you with breakfast and dinner in Ludington, Traverse City, and Charlevoix. They are a local family operated business that also owns Ebels General Store. After getting your fill, check out the Waterfront Walkway which stretches from Stearns Park to Waterfront Park, where a number of awesome sculptures depict scenes from local history. Around 7:00 pm, you can watch the docking of the SS Badger, a historic car ferry that runs daily to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. You can also choose from a number of great beaches and a state park.

All this and it's just the first day!
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Updated 8/1/2022