Whitehall - Montague, Michigan
Sponsored by the Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast - www.cocoacottage.com
On the banks of White River are the picturesque towns of Whitehall and Montague. The river flows into White Lake and then on to Lake Michigan. These communities and the surrounding region take their name from White Lake. This gorgeous area has become a prime vacation destination.
In addition to an the natural beauty of the lakes, streams, overlooks and trails, the White Lake area offers the visitor opportunities to enjoy the arts, unique shops, historic lighthouses and great festivals. When summer is over and the gorgeous colors of autumn have gone, Montague and Whitehall are home to fantastic winter sports and activities.
The White Lake area is only 194 miles from Detroit, 183 miles from Chicago, and 70 miles from Milwaukee.
Day 1 - Arts & Shops - The streets are lined with distinctive shops and galleries. Arts Council Gallery - Howmet Playhouse - Book Nook
Day 2 - Nature Day - The Lakes and rivers are great for boating - The Hart/Montague Trail is great for hiking and bird watching.
Day 3 - Historic Sites - White River Lighthouse - World's Tallest Weather Vane - Schooner Ellenwood
Back Roads Lodging - The Cocoa Cottage B & B is a favorite with returning visitors. Its location is perfect for exploring the area. Staying for a few days can turn this into a chocolate getaway as well. Larry, one of the innkeepers, is a nationally recognized gourmet chef and he specializes in chocolate. The B&B offers a “Chocolate Enlightenment” class. Similar to a wine tasting, 10-15 different chocolates from milk to very dark, sweet to strong, expensive to inexpensive are sampled, compared, discussed and enjoyed. After that, it is time for dessert.