Scenic Routes: Experience Lake Michigan along the M-22

Michigan M-22

Photo: Brian Rawson-Ketchum via Flickr

Location: Western Michigan
Length: 36 miles
View Route: Arcadia to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Overview:
The sheer size of Lake Michigan, along with the ever-changing color of its surface, is truly something to behold. Between Arcadia and Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan’s M-22 provides stunning views that will have you pulling over frequently just to take it all in.

Arcadia offers beautiful beaches and an abundance of recreation options including fishing and golf. For a special view of Lake Michigan, head to Inspiration Point, the highest spot on the west shore of Lake Michigan.

The Point Betsie Lighthouse sits just north of Frankfort. Constructed in 1858, it is open for tours on weekends during the summer months.

Round out your scenic drive with a visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can climb the dunes, enjoy water-based activities like sailing and kayaking, and much more.


Photo: Gabe Popa via Flickr

Points of Interest:
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Arcadia Area Historical Museum
Inspiration Point
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (inside Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore)

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