The Boekelodge is in the southern part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The cabin was originally built in the 1930’s and then left abandoned after a few years. In 1945, the cabin was purchased by the Boekeloo family and updated. A canal was dug from the plat river to flood the low-lying areas for a cranberry bog. The cabin overlooks a pond and is now owned by the National Park Service. A seasonal road off M-22 leads back to the cabin where you can hike the area including a trail that goes to Lake Michigan. It’s a lesser known part of the National Lakeshore, and you have to know where to find Boekeloo Road, since there is no sign along M-22 telling visitors there is a lodge hidden in the woods. I would love to sit on that porch and read a book.
P.S. Volume 2 of my Lost In Michigan book is here. I just got my box of books from Dickinson Press in Grand Rapids. Here is your chance to order a copy from my first print run before they are gone. I didn’t order a lot for the first print run, and I am still working on getting it uploaded to Amazon. I am waiting for my proof book from them before I release it.
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