Travel Club

    m-119 tunnel of trees



The Travel Club bug has bit again and here’s the newest idea.  There is a “tunnel of trees” that runs from Harbor Springs to Cross Village on Hwy 119.  This is a 20 mile stretch of highway that runs through the tree tunnel and will be beautiful this Fall.  Just below Harbor Springs is a little village called Bay View and that is where, back in 1875, some Michigan Methodists met to organize a Camp Meeting and from that a real Methodist Camp was formed.  It became a small village and served in bringing the four pillars of Religion, Recreation, Education and Performing Arts to a broad spectrum of the public.

Bay View is a Historical Museum but is still in use to this day.  We can take a walking tour around the current grounds and will have access to a walking tour book containing all the historical facts we will need to enjoy learning about some of our Methodist Heritage.

The trip idea is to car pool from our Church on Monday October 9 at 9:00 a.m., stop for lunch and arrive in Harbor Springs at approx. 2:00 p.m.  We would check into our motel which would be reserved for one night and have TV, WiFi, AC, private baths, and free continental breakfast.  After checking in we would go to Bay View and take our walking tour.  Then off to supper and free time for the rest of the evening.  In the morning, continental breakfast, check out, drive the tunnel of trees, start back for home, stop for lunch and then continue to the Church for your cars and then home.

I think the expenses will be just ( approx.. $120 - $150 ) for the motel room, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, gas money for drivers and your own spending money.  The main problem though is getting motel reservations soon.  Rooms are already getting slim up North and I must get our reservations in soon or we’ll be out of luck.  So, I need to know how many of you would like to reserve a room for how many and if you want singles or a queen bed. I also need to know if you are willing to drive or prefer riding by Monday July 24, 1:00 p.m.  Please call Erin in the office at 891-8669 with this information and we’ll see if we have enough interest to go forward with the “tour bug’s” suggestion.  Thank you.

REMEMBER:  Monday July 24 by 1:00 pm. 


Nancy Duiven (alias the tour bug)