Stops: Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Empire Mich.,
Lambeau Field and Packers Hall of Fame in Green Bay, Wis.
Drive time: 18 hours round trip
Pictured: Boyne, Mich.
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Sleeping Bear National Park,
Empire, Mich.: Named the Most Beautiful Place in America
by ABC's Good Morning America-and the Bozzo family-Sleeping Bear Sand
Dunes will take your breath away. The sand dunes are ginormous,
so large they are visible from outer space. The sand mountains, as
my little one calls them, are quite a challenge to climb, but oh so
fun to run down! For a quick stretch, you can hike the 100-foot
dune climb. If you have more time, we had a blast braving the Dune
Hiking Trail, a 1.7-mile trek to Lake Michigan, almost 3 1/2 miles
(round trip) of sand-dune-climbing fun.
Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Mountain, Mich.:
Hike, bike, zip and splash. Boyne offers hundreds of hiking trails,
miles of challenging single and two track mountain bike trails,
kayaking, ziplining and Michigan's biggest indoor water park,
Avalanche Bay, voted the third best water park in the U.S. by
Budget Travel.Your kids will marvel over the surf simulator where
they don't need a sunny California day to hang 10. Recognized as
one of the world's best resorts by Travel and Leisure three years
in a row, Boyne
Mountain Resort is a terrific spot for families. We love the
bunk rooms for the kids, the handy in-room kitchen, the 90-degree
outdoor pool and the key to this mom's sanity, a world-class spa
right on site.
Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Green
Bay, Wis.: With a little advance planning, why not catch a
behind-the-scenes tour of the legendary Lambeau
Field? Imagine walking through the players' tunnel, up to the
exclusive club level, through the Legends Club.
Photo opportunities abound. Or relive 90 years of the most
exciting moments in Packers football at the 25,000-square-foot
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame with nearly 80 exhibits,
including four Super Bowl trophies.