My family has had a cottage 6 miles south of the harbor for over 50 years and the trip up is a breeze. There is nothing to hit out in the lake as long as you stay motr than 100' from shore. I make the run as a day trip often. Leave St. Clair in the morning and leave Lex after dinner its about an hour and 30 min depending how fast you cruise. I have made it in 57 min. from deckers. If the wind is out of the Northeast stay home.