Arrived in Charlevoix on Wed, after a couple days on Beaver Island. Charlevoix is a much larger town than the previous towns we have been to, and it is very pretty. The downtown is lined with all sorts of small stores, restaurants, and ice cream shops, my favorite. The city docks are right in the middle of the downtown area on "Round Lake" which then connects to "Lake Charlevoix". To get to Round Lake we went down the channel from lake Michigan and thru a bascule bridge which emptied into Round Lake. We ended up staying two days because it was such a nice place to explore, and we had laundry to do. Our bikes are getting a work out, it is the best way to see everything, at a leisurely pace. I do wonder who designs these bike seats, someone with a skinny butt I'll bet. The funny roof on the house in the picture is a style, they are called "mushroom houses". The other house picture is a sample of what you will find on round lake.
We left Charlevoix today, Lake Michigan was unbelievably calm. The next stop was suppose to be Leeland, but with the lake like glass we decided to push on to Frankfort, MI which is about 77 miles south of Charlevoix. This is a small resort town, and by the weather forecast that we are hearing it looks like we will be staying for a few days due to 5 - 8 footers they are predicting for tomorrow. Remember to double click on the pictures to enlarge them, and have a great weekend everyone.