Traverse City, Michigan: High and Dry 45th Parallel Marker

The Parallel is actually about a mile north, but that's in Grand Traverse Bay and impractical for a sign.
Address:
20999 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI
Directions:
From Traverse City drive north on Hwy 37/Peninsula Drive/Center Rd for 18 miles until it ends. The sign is at the lighthouse at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula.
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Lombardi Family on the 45th Parallel.

45th Parallel Marker

After a thwarted attempt at finding the big Cherry Pie, the family poses at a sign marking the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator.

Where else does the sun set at 10:00pm?

[Happy Roadsiders in Upper Michigan, 09/12/2006]

The 45th Parallel is actually about a mile north of here, but that's in Grand Traverse Bay and impractical for a sign.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Old Mission Lighthouse Rock CairnsOld Mission Lighthouse Rock Cairns, Traverse City, MI - < 1 mi.
Big Swan StatueBig Swan Statue, Elk Rapids, MI - 7 mi.
Monument to the Dean of Michigan's Tourism ActivityMonument to the Dean of Michigan's Tourism Activity, Kewadin, MI - 7 mi.
In the region:
Artesian Springs - Bring Your Own Cup, Petoskey, MI - 40 mi.

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