Visiting Point Betsie during the winter is on my list of stupendous things to do in 2019.
Today I had the opportunity to do just that — and it was beautiful.
At home we had snow yesterday, the most we’ve had in one day so far this winter season, so a trip across the state was in question.
But by this morning the falling snow had stopped and the sun made it glitter as a friend and I took the chance and drove across the state toward Lake Michigan and Point Betsie, a little over four hours away.
Though there was little new snow falling, the wind was brisk, and the temperatures were in the single digits. I don’t even want to think about about the wind chill.
Trust me it was cold. I could barely get the car door open once we arrived at the lighthouse. We sprinted down to the shore – the lake was it’s typical turquoise.
The lighthouse was beautiful, but the ice coating the land around it prohibited us from exploring too close. That and the chilling wind howling off the lake.
The view looking south, away from the lighthouse, was stunning too.
We stayed on the beach for only a few minutes before we ran back to the car, fingers frozen.
Was it worth it to drive over four hours to spend less than 10 minutes enjoying the view.
You bet it was!