TRAVEL COST SUMMARY
For a breakdown of all the main athlete costs associated with participating in SwimRun (per event) please visit our Travel Costs Summary Page.
The airport athletes will want to fly into (26 miles from Les Cheneaux Islands) is Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). It’s a 30min drive from there to the islands and your stay in Cedarville, Michigan. There are other airports in Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula but they are much further away.
Avis is the rental car company available at the Chippewa County Airport. To book a rental car call (906) 495-5900 or you might be able to book online directly with Avis. Here’s a link to the Chippewa County International Airport (CIU).
We do not recommend a shuttle to and from the airport unless you’re absolutely sure you are going to only be at your hotel/room/cabin the entire time and you’re staying very close to the finish at Spring Lodge in Cedarville. A rental car is the best way to go but if you’d like to schedule a shuttle the number is (906) 440-5161. Here’s a link to the Chippewa County International Airport (CIU).
Our host lodging/cottages is also our finish line area and athlete pickup the morning of the event to be shuttled out to the start. The great folks at Spring Lodge have been amazing to work with and we recommend staying with them for the true Lake Superior vacation experience. If they are full or you’d like to stay somewhere else, the links for that are below. Here’s a link to the general Les Cheneaux Area Website with more detailed direct links below.
HOST LODGING - FINISH LINE AREA - SPRING Lodge & Cottages
The Spring Lodge is on the shoreline of Snows Channel, with most cabins right on the water offering a spectacular view of boats passing by, including the historic wooden boats the Les Cheneaux area is famous for. We have a large, beautifully groomed sandy beach, landscaped property, fire pits, docks and other amenities. We offer 17 rustic cabins of all sizes within walking distance to dining, hiking and golf. All cabins have fully stocked kitchens, bed linens and bath towels, BBQ’s and picnic tables along with outdoor furniture. Fishing and pleasure boats are available for rent to our registered guests. We have an enclosed fish cleaning station, complimentary kayaks, paddleboats, canoe and bicycles. We welcome well-behaved dogs and have cable TV and WiFi.
Open May 1st to Nov. 1st.
Spring Lodge & Cottages
916 South Park Avenue
Cedarville, MI 49719
BED & BREAKFASTS
HOTELS & MOTELS
CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS
LES CHENEAUX AREA TOURISM
Please visit lescheneaux.org for a comprehensive list of all the activities available in the area of the event.
VISIT PURE MICHIGAN
Checkout the PureMichigan website for ideas of things to do while you’re in the Great Lakes State.
If you’re looking for some areas to visit while in Michigan here are a few things to check out that aren’t too far from the race site. Google search images of these places to see what they are all about.
Mackinac Island (Lake Huron) - 1st drive to St. Ignace - 17 miles, 20 minute drive - 2nd ride a ferry 20-25 minutes to the island.
St, Ignace (Upper Peninsula) - 17 miles, 20 minute drive
Mackinaw Bridge (Connects Upper & Lower Peninsulas) - 35 miles, 35 minute drive
Mackinaw City - 38 miles, 45 minute drive
Sault St. Marie (Upper Peninsula) - 35 miles, 45 minute drive
Soo/Sault Locks (Upper Peninsula) - 35 miles, 45 minute drive
Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Upper Peninsula) - 90 miles, 90 minute drive
Charlevoix (Lower Peninsula) - 90 miles, 1 hour 45 minutes drive
Traverse City (Lower Peninsula) - 155 miles, 2 hours 40 minutes drive
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Upper Peninsula) - 145 miles, 2.5 hour drive - long drive but worth it if you have the time.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Lower Peninsula) - 180 miles, 3 hours - long drive but worth it if you have the time.