Welcome to the 2022 Great Lakes Tour to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin where we plan to visit the shores of all five Great Lakes.
We are on the road again and posted photos and updates from each day's events on our Facebook Group. The Band will be touring and playing from Camp Belzer to the Tall Ships Tour, Fort Niagra and Niagra Falls, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Henry Ford Museum, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, National Railroad Museum, and Holland State Park, then back home again at Camp Belzer. The Tour will start on July 2nd and will last through July 9th, 2022!
Here is our Itinerary for this Tour:
Day One - Saturday, July 2nd to Lake Erie and the Tall Ship Tour
We will meet on July 2nd at 6:30 am at Camp Belzer to load the our Tour Bus for the trip. We will take our Departure Group Photo and be on our way by 7 am. This was mostly a travel day with a sack lunch stop somewhere in West Salem, Ohio at a rest stop on the way to Lake Erie. We are scheduled to arrive at the Erie Maritime Museum to ride a "Tall Ship". Later we will have dinner at Sarah's Restaurant and stay at the Springhill Suites.
Day Two - Sunday, July 3rd to Lake Ontario at For Niagra and Niagra Falls
The second day, we leave from Erie, Pennsylvania and travel to Fort Niagra to visit and tour the Fort and learn about the early years of the Lakes. Later in the afternoon we will play a concert at the Niagra Falls Visitor Center. In the evening we will eat dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe' Niagra and stay at the Springhill Suites near the Buffalo Airport.
Day Three - Monday, July 4th to Lake Erie and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The third day has us traveling to Cleveland Ohio to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We will play a concert at Rochester Municipal Park. Later we find dinner in Omaha and stay overnight at the Springhill Suites in Auburn Hills.
Day Four - Tuesday, July 5th and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
On the fourth day we travel to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and play a concert in the afternoon in the Greenfield Village. The overnight stay will be our laudry night at the Springhill Suites in Saginaw Village.
Day Five - Wednesday, July 6th to Lake Huron and Mackinac Island
The fifth day finds us traveling to Mackinaw City, Michigan to visit historic Dodge City. Lunch will be along the way as we will arrive in Dodge City area around 1:30 pm. We will play a concert in the afternoon with dinner to follow and the overnight at Quality Inn on the beach in St Ignes.
Day Six - Thursday, July 7th to Lake Superior
On the sixth day we will travel to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and see the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. with Dinner in the evening and overnight stay at Springhill Suites in Green Bay.
Day Seven - Friday, July 8th Lake Michigan to the National Railroad Museum
The seventh day finds us traveling to St. Louis, Missouri to visit and tour the Gateway Arch. We hope to play a concert aboard the SS Badger as we ferry across Lake Michigan. Later is dinner and the overnight at Springhill Suites in Collensville, Illinois.
Day Eight - Saturday, June 30th to Lake Michigan Beach at Holland State Park
The final day we will travel to Holland State Park to swim at the Lake Michigan Beach. Then we will be "Back Home Again in Indiana" and arrive at Camp Belzer in the evening.