Jerry and Lindsay 2011 travel blog

A map showing the route of our bike ride.

Just arrived at the park where we will leave the Jeep and...

Telling more about the history of the lighthouse.

All sorts of benches along the way dedicated to various individuals.

First view of the Rawley Point Lighthouse taken from the seat in...

Taken from the beach and shows the lighthouse keeper's pad.

The view looking the other way from the lighthouse out towards Lake...

At the beginning of our trek.

Some of the pretty trails along the initial part of our ride...

and these really pretty planked portions of the trail over some of...

Have now arrived in Two Rivers and beginning the next part of...

Some of the prettiest gardens planted along the entire route by various...

Liked this particular sign to Lake Michigan.

We can now see the one lighthouse we visited earlier when driving...

One of the two rivers in the town, Two Rivers, this is...

Just to show some of the beautiful beaches along the Lake, we...

Reminded us both of bike trails in Germany advertising various restaurants along...

Trust me, I'm NOT having two ice cream cones - I'm holding...

The view across from where we enjoyed our "reward".

Totally oblivious to all around her!


We enjoyed another wonderful day in this very beautiful state. Today we thought another biking day was in order and we’d drive south of Kewaunee to Point Beach State Forest, park the car, and partake in the two bike routes we discovered in one of the pamphlets we had picked up since arriving in the local area. I say two bike routes because one kinda bled into the next one.

We arrived at Point Beach State Forest, about 20 miles south of here and the first thing on MY agenda was to walk out and see the Rawley Point Lighthouse. This majestic white lighthouse towers above the trees and could be seen from the parking lot. Part of this park also includes the Ice Age Trail and shows the residual effects of a glacial lake last seen retreating 5,500 years ago and one of the reasons the entire forest is a State Scientific Area. We walked out to the lakeshore and got some pictures of this really unique and different lighthouse.

And then we got underway. What a GREAT ride this proved to be! We were riding through forests and along limestone packed routes, over planked bridges and complete with pull over areas with rest stops along the way. It was gorgeous! Shaded, cool and just beautiful. It probably ranked as one of the best rides either one of us recalled being on since Germany. As we approached Two Rivers the route was marked far better than either of us anticipated it would be going through town and not on actual bike paths. We ended up coming out right on this wonderful beach on Lake Michigan and just north of Two Rivers.

The route took us right by the Washington Inn I had written about in a previous post showing where the ice cream sundae originated. We took a few breaks to sit and enjoy the scenery along the way – but basically, there’s no history here, only wonderful sights along Lake Michigan and through the woods on our return trip.

We did reward ourselves upon our return with an ice cream cone lakeside and then rode back to the Jeep and headed home. We were both a bit surprised to see we had ridden 29 miles! Oh, but then we got off the bikes and definitely realized it, haha!

Till the next time . . .



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