I realize this is an older post, but did you ever find a better route?
Originally Posted by jpr Jeremy
I think you are pretty much limited to m-61 to cross the river, or you have to go north to secord dam rd off from m-30 to cross there
That's the problem, you can cross the river using secord dam road, but can't get there from the west side (because of M-30). We have a cabin on the the east side of the river so it's easy for me, but my friends on the west side have to trailer there stuff over to my place (at least untill the river freezes). It's a drag.
Have you tried going down to Albright Shores and crossing there?