Stop giving away the route that I rightfully stole from someone elseI live in TC and take 'the "back roads" as well. Driving West on 31, I make a right turn onto Reynolds Road, (where the Cherryland Gas Station is) all the way down to 608/Cinder Rd. Another right turn onto Cinder, take that all the way down to S. Pioneer Rd. (Chruch is on the corner) and make a left. Homestead Rd all the way to 31 in Benzonia. Cross 31 (you'll see the Wesco Gas Station to your right) and take Traverse Ave./River Rd. all the way to the east side of Frankfort. Turn right onto Lake Street, drive a mile or 2, the left on Main Street where the boat launch is. Easy peasy! Hope this helps some! Look it up on Goggle Maps.