Lakeshore Express speeds up the adventure commute from Chicago to Michigan. Lakeshore Express is a private airline catering to Chicago adventurers who want to explore the remote regions of beautiful northern Michigan.
This column gives adventure travelers in Chicago advice on places to hike, canoe, and ski in the Chicago area. Anyone who enjoys these activities knows full well the limits the Chicago area experience has to offer. There are some beautiful places and some good hiking, fishing, and outdoor places near Chicago, but for ultimate adventure it is necessary to travel far beyond the city limits.
This means an adventure travel commute. The farther you get away from the city the better. Wisconsin has some cool places a couple of hours away, but northern Wisconsin is even better. Driver a little farther to northern Michigan and the adventure travel options are sublime.
In order to reach this beautiful area, it is necessary to drive anywhere from 6 to 8 hours from Chicago, battling horrendous traffic through the city and around northern Indiana. This is an impossibility for a weekend or even a long holiday weekend. Even if the weekend is extended to four days, half the time will be spent either in the car or recovering from the drive.
This is where Lakeview Express steps in. Instead of the exhausting seven hour drive back and forth and fighting Chicago traffic, Lakeshore Express will get you to Michigan’s Pellston Airport in one hour. All one needs to do is get to Chicago’s less busy Midway Airport and jump a Lakeshore Express plane.
Roundtrip airfare for a weekend begins at $300.00. With gas prices the way they are now, it is not much more expensive to fly.
Lakeshore Express does not only make the commute more convenient as far as time, they also pamper their customers with first class service. Owner Greg Stalkamp firmly believes in putting the customer first when they book with Lakeshore Express.
It starts with a smile and recognition of your name as you arrive and leave the airplane. Then the customer is greeted with first class seating arrangements with plenty of leg room, free snacks and cocktails, and free parking at the airport. The service even begins before the guest is on the plane. Check out the one minute video for more information on their quality amenities.
In one hour the adventure traveler aboard Lakeshore Express passes thousands of cars slowly grinding their way north and arrives in beautiful northern Michigan. This is the area made famous by the alluring prose of Ernest Hemingway in his Nick Adams short stories. The protagonist of these stories fished for trout in the pristine Michigan wilderness.
Just like the Nick Adams character used the Michigan wilderness to soothe his wounded soul, you too can escape to the outdoors and have it comfort your clustered mind. Escape the traffic, the fast paced city, and all the accoutrements that go along with our chaotic society and get some solitude in the serene north country of northern Michigan.
Besides the amazing fishing found in the area, the airport is near first class sailing with the airport only twelve miles from the Mackinac Bridge. There is also whitewater rafting on the Bear River and the adventure does not stop in the winter with plenty of opportunities to find skiing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling. Check out the slideshow on the left to see how beautiful the area is.
When most think of adventure, they think of roughing it. With Lakeshore Express, you have the freedom to rough it once your there, but the way there and back can be done in luxury, speed, and with great service. Thanks to Lakeshore Express, the beautiful north woods of Michigan are accessible to the Chicago Adventure traveler even for a short weekend.
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