My family and I are considering riding the Lake Erie Connector route as a stand along trip this summer. We would probably start where it begins in the west at Wolf Lake, Michigan (just outside of Muskegon on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan) and ride the route east to where it ends in Fort Erie, ON, Canada (505 miles later) AKA- just across the boarder from Buffalo, NY.
Has anyone done this trip? Is it an interesting ride? We are in Ohio so access to the route is pretty good for us. We only have 9 days total (A driving day, 7 riding days, a final driving day).
I understand it is pretty flat and that is very appealing to a few of the older riders in our group. We will be staying at hotels, inns etc. We will NOT be camping. We plan to cover about 70-75 miles a day, doing the ride in about a week.
I haven't found too much information or chatter about this route. If anyone has first hand experience with it, please let me know. I know it won't have the appeal of riding some of the more vista oriented sections of the Adventure Cycling route system, but I would love to hear someone say, it was fun/enjoyable, I would do it again etc.
Also- if anyone has suggestions of specific places to stay and restaurants, please feel free to share. Even a great town maybe you wished you had spent the night in but didn't, that is fine too!
Thanks in advance for any information!