Next time try Canada's north shore from Thunder Bay to the Slate Islands. IMO the best cruising area in the Great Lakes
if you want to get away from the pack and want to experience a remote
wilderness cruising ground. Not for everyone but that's what makes it special. I am sure GordMay knows what I am talking about.
North Channel and Georgian Bay in Lake Huron also rate pretty high. The only downside are the mosquitoes and the crowds.