I'm planing a bike-packing/touring trip around Lake Michigan this July and am starting to research the route. I'm planing on starting at my dad's house in Custer and do to time constraints may just ride up and around to Manitowoc and take the Badger back. I would love to do mostly dirt, or very rural, roads and want to hit up some trails along the way. The only one I have planed right now is the High Country Pathway but am definitely open to suggestions.

I know that is all pretty vague but am very early in the planing stages. So with that being said any info, help or tips I can get would be very helpful.