Take This Road Trip Through Michigan’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For An Unforgettable Experience

Are you in the mood for a road trip, but simply don’t have the time to make a long trek out west? Well, you’re in luck: Michigan just happens to be the perfect place for a mini road trip. And it’s only appropriate that a mini road trip needs to visit some mini Michigan towns! Load up the car, grab a few friends, and embark on this memorable small-town road trip in Michigan.

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Did you enjoy our small town road trip in Michigan? All it takes is a weekend and a sense of adventure to enjoy some of Michigan’s most wonderful places! Adventure awaits in The Great Lakes State.

And for more bucket-list-worthy road trips in Michigan, be sure to check out these 10 epic expeditions.

Address: Chelsea, MI 48118, USA
Address: Frankenmuth, MI, USA
Address: East Tawas, MI 48730, USA
Address: St Ignace, MI 49781, USA
Address: Charlevoix, MI 49720, USA
Address: Frankfort, MI 49635, USA
Address: Grand Haven, MI, USA
Address: Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA
Address: South Haven, MI 49090, USA
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Small Town Road Trip In Michigan

March 12, 2021

What are some of the smallest towns in Michigan?

If you enjoyed the diminutive destinations on our small town road trip in Michigan, you’ll adore these 11 teeny, tiny towns in The Great Lakes State! Just outside of Ann Arbor, the village of Barton Hill has a population of just 294 people. If you’re looking for small-town lake life, only 290 people are in Lake Angelus, and this lovely area is one of the best small towns in Michigan. Manistee is another picturesque little place; this unusually named city is a derivative of the Ojibwe phrase for “spirit of the woods.” As one of the best tiny towns in Michigan, it’s downright lovely.

Does Michigan have any scenic drives?

In a word: yes. There are plenty of wonderful ways to explore Michigan by foot, but the scenic drive situation in The Great Lakes State is next level. Tunnel of Trees is one of the most spectacular; this magical journey between Cross Village and Harbor Springs will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to a real-life fairy tale. Drive under lush foliage that’s especially resplendent during the fall… you’ll be blown away by its beauty. Along the way, you’ll also catch gorgeous views of the Lake Michigan shoreline from atop stunning bluffs. And if you love Lake Michigan, the M-22 Circle Tour is the drive for you. Perhaps Michigan’s most famous scenic route, M-22 stretches for over 115 miles along the shores of our beloved Big Lake. Start your journey in Manistee and travel through Benzie and Leelanau Counties before winding up in Traverse City. Just be prepared to take your time, as there are many can’t-miss locales along the way!

What are some of the best road trips to take in Michigan?

If you’re into lighthouses, our Lighthouse Road Trip will take you to some of the most picturesque lighthouses in the state, including Big Red at Holland State Park and the lighthouse at Sturgeon Point. Perhaps our extraordinary expedition is our Waterfalls Road Trip; when you follow this route, you’ll have a chance to explore the absolute best of the best. From Bond Falls to Tahquamenon Falls State Park, you’ll be blown away by the elegant yet fierce beauty of these natural wonders. Of course, there are countless other incredible road trips you can take in Michigan, and we recommend you try them all!

 

Address: Chelsea, MI 48118, USA
Address: Frankenmuth, MI, USA
Address: East Tawas, MI 48730, USA
Address: St Ignace, MI 49781, USA
Address: Charlevoix, MI 49720, USA
Address: Frankfort, MI 49635, USA
Address: Grand Haven, MI, USA
Address: Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA
Address: South Haven, MI 49090, USA