TT-East 2020: Above the 45th, Multiple Locations, Monday, 28. September 2020

Join us for the 20th anniversary of TT-East where our journey will take us above the 45th parallel through Northern Michigan, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.
This years' trip will begin along the M-22 which is considered by many to be Michigan’s most beautiful highway.  We'll see breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and stunning countryside dotted with small towns and harbors as we wind our way along the Lake Michigan shoreline and over the Leelanau peninsula.  After lunch overlooking Suttons Bay, we'll finish the day with a drive along the Chain of Lakes before we end the day at Bay Harbor.
Tuesday's route will begin with the Tunnel of Trees.  The Tunnel of Trees is named for the hardwoods and evergreens that knit into a ceiling over motorists.  This narrow road, designated as a Scenic Heritage Route, traces an ancient Native American trail along a spectacular bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, according to Indian legend, the hairpin turn known as “Devil’s Elbow” is said to be haunted by an evil spirit after dark.  After the tunnel of trees, we'll cross the Mighty Mackinac Bridge and enter the Upper Peninsula.
We'll spend the rest of Tuesday traveling mostly along the UP's northern shoreline. One of the top 50 "Drives of a Lifetime" as selected by National Geographic, here Lake Superior sings the stories of the more than 300 shipwrecks that the waters just offshore have claimed over the years, famous ships like the Edmund Fitzgerald as well as anonymous wrecks washed ashore without a clue, earning this stretch of the Upper Peninsula a reputation as the "Shipwreck Coast."  A few of the days highlights include the Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Tahquamenon Falls which is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River and the twisty "Hurricane Highway" along the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
After an overnight stop in Munising, we'll leave the Shipwreck Coast behind and head for the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan's Copper Country.  The Keweenaw is the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It projects into Lake Superior and was the site of the first copper boom in the United States.  Located along the pristine shores of Lake Superior, it's rugged beauty and breathtaking vistas create a uniquely serene biosphere. The views of Lake Superior will be abundant here, the most dramatic being from the Brockway Mountain Drive, this 9-1/2 mile drive is one of the highest above sea-level scenic roadways between the Rockies & the Alleghenies and gives you bird's-eye views of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw.
On Thursday morning our route will continue west into the ancient Porcupine mountains where we'll be welcomed by the Lake of the Clouds, a blue gem amid the thick forests, the lake is one of the most photographed features in the Upper Peninsula. We'll then head over to Copper Peak, the world’s largest manmade ski jump and the only ski flying hill in the Western Hemisphere.  The Copper Peak Adventure Ride takes travelers on an 800-foot chair lift ride and up an 18-story elevator to the viewing platform. The truly courageous can hike eight more stories to the uppermost starting gate for a truly spectacular view.  The platform offers the highest unobstructed vista in the Midwest. You’ll gaze over 2,500 square miles of lush forests and the shimmering waters of Lake Superior. On a clear day, you can see parts of three states: Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
After Copper Peak, our time in Michigan will come to an end as we enter the Northwoods of Wisconsin, home to thousands of lakes, rustic byways, beautiful vistas and vast forests.  We'll spend the rest of the day driving through the heart of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest on some of the prettiest stretches of road in the Northwoods.  The day will end in the Northwoods town of Minocqua.
On the final day of the trip, we'll spend the morning driving through the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Menomonee Reservation.  The ride through the reservation twists and turns along the Wolf river and will give you a great view of the towering white pines that characterize the Menominee Indian Reservation. Forests such as these once covered the entire northern half of the state.  Our journey will then come to an end at it's final destination in Green Bay.
Great people, great cars, and great roads is what makes TT-East the special event that it is. Please join us for the 20th annual TT-East so you can see for yourself that TT-East is more than just an event, it's an experience.
Full week registration is limited to 15 cars.  Part week registration requests will be handled on a case by case basis.
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Past Road Trip Event Coverage:TT-East 2010: Blue Ridge ParkwayTT-East 2011: Fall Tour of the Catskills and AdirondacksTT-East 2012: Backroads Tour of the Southern AppalachiansTT-East 2014: Tour of Southeast Ohio, The Eastern Highlands of Kentucky, and Western North Carolina (Video)TT-East 2016: Devils, Dragons, Snakes & Shiners (Video)TT-East 2019: Mostly Maine (Video)
Length of daysBefore registering, make sure you read the event schedule and fully understand how long the days are. If you are unsure that you have the stamina to spend 8-10 hours on the road per day, make sure you bring a guest that you can share the driving with. Extending scheduled stops or taking extra rest breaks to accommodate individuals who are not prepared is not possible.
Registration Fee & Cancellation PolicyThe registration fee includes the event information packet, lunch for Mon/Thurs/Fri, dinner for Fri and an event t-shirt.  Refunds can only be given up until 8/21/2020. A 10% processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Event Schedule(All times are approximate)
Monday -  250 miles8:15 - 8:45: Check-in & Drivers Meeting - Ludington, MI 8:45 - 9:45: In Transit 9:45 - 10:00: Arcadia Overlook/Inspiration Point, Arcadia, MI 10:00 - 12:00: In Transit 12:00 - 2:00: Lunch - French Valley Vineyard, Suttons Bay, MI 2:00 - 3:15: In Transit 3:15 - 3:45: Fuel Stop - Bellaire, MI3:45 - 5:15: In Transit5:15: Arrive - Bay Harbor, MI
Tuesday - 315 miles8:15 - 10:15: In Transit10:15 - 10:30: Upper Peninsula Welcome Center, Saint Ignance, MI10:30 - 12:00: In Transit12:00 - 12:30: Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Brimley, MI12:30 - 1:30: In Trasit1:30 - 3:15: Lunch - Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise, MI3:15 - 3:45: In Transit3:45 - 4:00: Fuel Stop - Newberry, MI4:00 - 5:00: In Transit5:00 - 5:15: Lake Superior Overlook, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marias, MI5:15 - 6:00: In Transit6:00: Arrive - Munising, MI
Wednesday - 300 miles8:30 - 10:00: In Transit10:00 - 10:15: Marquette Welcome Center, Marquette, MI10:15 - 11:30: In Transit11:30 - 11:45: Fuel Stop - Champion, MI 11:45 - 1:00: In Transit1:00 - 2:15: Lunch - Houghton, MI2:15 - 3:45: In Transit3:45 - 4:00: Brockway Mountain Lookout, Copper Harbor, MI4:00 - 4:30: In Transit4:30 - 4:45: Great Sand Bay Roadside Park, Mohawk, MI4:45 - 5:45: In Transit5:45: Arrive - Hancock, MI
Thursday - 260 miles9:00 - 10:30: In Transit10:30 - 10:45: Lake of the Clouds, Ontonagon, MI10:45 - 12:15 (11:15 CDT): In Transit11:15 - 1:45: Lunch - Copper Peak Adventure Ride, Copper Peak, MI 1:45 - 3:00: In Transit3:00 - 3:30: Fuel Stop - Boulder Junction, WI3:30 - 5:00: In Transit5:00: Arrive - Minocqua, WI
Friday - 185 miles8:00 - 10:00: In Transit10:00 - 10:15: Fuel Stop - Crandon, WI10:15 - 12:15: In Transit12:15 - 1:30: Lunch - Green Bay, WI 1:30 - 1:40: In Transit1:40 - 3:00: The Automobile Gallery - Green Bay, WI3:00 - 3:05: In Transit3:05: Arrive at hotel - Green Bay, WI6:00: Final Dinner, Green Bay, WI

Monday, 28. September 2020, Multiple Locations, TT-East 2020: Above the 45th

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