Inland Water Route Historical Society & Museum

Inland Water Route Historical Society & Museum

The Inland Route, known to the Indians and fur traders, included Round Lake (near Lake Michigan) and a small stream from Round Lake to Crooked Lake called Iduna Creek. The Inland Route was a highly desirable passage, due to the naturally protected inland waters and eliminating the need to take the treacherous journey around Waugoshance Point on Lake Michigan. Therefore, navigation of the Great Lakes waters between, Petoskey and the mouth of the Cheboygan River could be eliminated by taking the Inland Route.