Note

Many online maps denote "Boo Hoo View Road" as the final turn before Watervale Road. The final turn off of M-22 is in fact Watervale Road.


From Chicago

Take I-90 to I-94 East into Michigan. Just past Benton Harbor, MI, turn north onto Michigan Highway 31 (also called I-196 in southern Michigan). Follow M-31 north through Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon and Ludington. (At Ludington, M-31 ends as a two lane divided highway and you exit right, but the name remains the same.) On the north side of Manistee, pass the intersection of M-31 and M-55 and pass the Manistee Airport (both on the right), turn left onto M-22 near the gaming casino on your left. Follow M-22 through the towns of Onekama and Arcadia. Watervale Road will be on the left side of M-22 about six miles north of Arcadia. Turn left onto Watervale Road. Follow the road approximately .8 miles and turn right at the sign for Watervale Inn. Drive straight to the water of Lower Herring Lake, turn left, park and head to the Inn for check-in and for directions to your cottage.


From Traverse City Airport

Turn right at the stop light out of the airport onto South Airport Road. Follow this road 4-5 miles to US 31, you will pass a shopping mall with a Target and a Marshall Fields. Just past the mall, turn left at the stoplight onto South M31 toward Interlochen. Drive through Honor and Beulah. In Benzonia, you will see both a McDonalds and Honor State Bank on your right and Shop-N-Save grocery on your left. Just after the bank, turn right onto Grace Road. Drive several miles and turn left onto M-22 at the stop sign (a "T"). Drive over a large hill and about one mile from the bottom of the hill (after passing a church and a cemetery on the left) you will come to Watervale Road. Turn right onto Watervale Road. Follow the road approximately .8 miles and turn right at the sign for Watervale Inn. Drive straight to the water of Lower Herring Lake, turn left, park and head to the Inn for check-in and for directions to your cottage.


From South Eastern Michigan and points East

I-90 West to Toledo. Follow signs to Michigan Highway 23 (towards Ann Arbor). This exit will lead you on I-475 north through Mauni to M-23 north. Follow M-23/I-75 north past Flint and Saginaw to Bay City. Take M-10 west to Clare. Just past Clare, pick up M-115 north through Cadillac and Mesick until it dead ends in Benzonia. At the intersection of M-115 and M-31, turn north (right) on M-31 for about one mile. You will see both a McDonalds and the Honor State Bank on your left and Shop-N-Save grocery on your right. Just before the bank, turn left onto Grace Road. Drive several miles and turn right onto M-22 at the stop sign (a T). Drive over a large hill and about one mile from the bottom of the hill (after passing a church and a cemetery on the right) you will come to Watervale Road. Turn right onto Watervale Road. Follow the road approximately .8 miles and turn right at the sign for Watervale Inn. Drive straight to the water of Lower Herring Lake, turn left, park and head to the Inn for check-in and for directions to your cottage.


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