I plan to do the N. Tier from Anacordes to Grand Rapids MN (or at least to eastern ND) and then go to Dulth, St. Ignace, down the Michigan Lake Huron shore to Port Huron, across Ontario to Niagra Falls, along the Erie Barge Canal and across Mass to Cape Cod. Any advice on routing would be welcome. Hoping that a late spring, early summer ride makes for some more direct riding than some of the more circuitous portions of the NT route. Also would like to know a good route from Fargo ND to Manatowc WI in case we are ahead of schedule I might do some R&R near Ludington, MI.
Would also like some advice on timing like suggested departure date, (and/or miles/day) as I need to arrive in Rogers City, MI (60 miles from the straits) no later than July 9. I plan to motel the route and will not be carrying camping gear. Have many miles (over 50K) under my saddle but only 500 doing unsupported touring.