4 days in West Bend, Mackinaw City & Crystal Falls Itinerary

4 days in West Bend, Mackinaw City & Crystal Falls Itinerary

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4 days in West Bend, Mackinaw City & Crystal Falls Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Drive:  1​h
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West Bend
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Crystal Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Milwaukee

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West Bend

West Bend ©
West Bend is the county seat of Washington County, Wisconsin, United States, in southeastern Wisconsin. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve and then grab your bike and head to Eisenbahn State Trail.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Bend travel route website .

Milwaukee to West Bend is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in West Bend sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Crystal Falls.

Things to do in West Bend

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
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Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve ©
Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, then do a tasting at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally stop by Good Hart General Store. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lavender Hill Farm.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City road trip site .

Traveling by car from West Bend to Mackinaw City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from West Bend to Mackinaw City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from West Bend in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crystal Falls.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Petoskey, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Good Hart General Store, Lavender Hill Farm, Fort de Baude Museum
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Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery ©
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls ©
Crystal Falls is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Bewabic State Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Crystal Falls vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Crystal Falls takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw City to Crystal Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mackinaw City in July: highs in Crystal Falls hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crystal Falls

Trails Parks Nature
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Bewabic State Park ©
Bewabic State Park