See the links below for the route(s) of this cruise.
This is the 'pre-cruise' route. Starting in St. Charles, meeting around 1PM, leaving at 1:30PM. We will be taking the Golden Eagle Ferry and Brussels Ferry. Golden Eagle costs $15.00 round trip so if you plan on coming back with us then you might as well go with the Round Trip fee. The Brussels Ferry is free.
This is THE route. The meeting area will be at the parking lot directly across from Pere Marquette Visitor Center/Lodge. I suggest that anyone planning on meeting here, instead of doing the pre-cruise', get there around 1:45 and be prepared to leave around 2PM at the earliest. The ferry rides may cause a time delay for the 'pre-cruise' group arrival.
The cruise is about 73 miles long and there will be about 2-2.5 hours of driving time depending on if you do the pre-crusie or not.
This is definitely not for lowered cars and everyone needs to really keep your distance between cars. The roads are in ok shape, but you will definitely need to keep your eyes open for dips, pot holes, etc. A lot of these roads are narrow and filled with blind corners and some pretty decent turns. Remember to bring cash for the ferry.