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Daytrip in July

Youngstown, Ohio
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Daytrip in July

We have to drop our son off at the Alpena Combat Readiness Center on July 10, 2010. We will have most of the day Saturday to do something. It will be just my huband and myself. Are there any scenic areas along the water to walk/picnic? We love to take pictures. Just looking for something different to do without the kids where we can relax and enjoy the outdoors. I would love any suggestions. We wouldn't mind a scenic drive with some stopping points as long as it is going in the southernly direction so it can be on the way home (we are from the Youngstown, Ohio area) Any sand dunes on the east side of the state? All the mentions of sand dunes I've found are on the west and I don't have the time to go. Also looking for a scenic drive home We are drving from Youngstown Ohio.

Canton, Michigan
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1. Re: Daytrip in July

If you do not drive along US-23 from Standish to Alpena, then I would suggest driving south from Alpena along US-23. There are several state parks along Lake Huron that offer wonderful views, lighthouses, etc. and many quaint lakefront communities. If you are adventurous, drive M-25 around the thumb to Port Huron. Enjoy your Michigan Road Trip!

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2. Re: Daytrip in July

If you want odd there is the Toilet Bowl Races at the fairgrounds that day...not exactly sure what they are lol Anywhere along the lake is nice and there will be a concert at the band shell in the evening. Also at the fairgrounds is IMPACT MUSIC FESTIVAL An all day music festival. It includes activities and games for the family. Bands from all over the United States, both Christian and Rock music include: Just Us, Otherwise Broken, Ablaze, Any Given Sunday, Icris & roman's Highway. A dinner at the merchant building and loads of fun things to do. Only $5.00 at the gate; 10 and under free.

This is a linik to some of the events for the day and month www.alpenacvb.com/events.phtml…

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