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Off the Beaten Path: Bike and Hike
August 19 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021
Discover the Historic Side of Sleeping Bear. Combine the fun of biking with discovery of local lore and history!
Find the hidden history tucked into the hills of this 100 year old agricultural farm community. Some of the most fun and interesting things are off the beaten path! Solve the mystery clues. Take a short hike to discover a relic in the woods or traverse an old cow path; stop for a view of Lake Michigan; and step inside farm buildings. Explore cemeteries and uncover the tragedies and stories of these settlers. Where did the Port go? Explore and learn about the “town” of Port Oneida that’s now a ghost community and how a hard life here resulted in some untimely deaths.
Miles: 9 miles
Cost: $60 per adult; $50 ages 10-17
Bike Type: Road bikes (NO skinny tires!) Best for mountain bikes, hybrid, and fat tire.
Difficulty: Moderate. Heritage Trail and beautiful rustic (dirt) back roads
Age limits: This tour is not suitable for children under 10.
Location: The most complete tour of Port Oneida starts and ends at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center. LUNCH: pack a lunch and bring a knapsack or some way to carry it on your bike.
Note: Please make sure your bike is in working order for the ride. Bike helmet is required. Bike lock is recommended.