This Road Trip Along Michigan’s Sunrise Coast Is Truly Marvelous

Lake Michigan’s shoreline is so gorgeous that it can sometimes overshadow the beauty of Michigan’s other Great Lakes. But if you’re looking to experience the incredible sights and sounds of Lake Huron, look no further than this one-of-a-kind road trip along the state’s Sunrise Coast. The Huron Shores Heritage Route, which covers over 200 miles of shoreline along US-23, showcases the following must-see stops along the Michigan East Coast. Let’s take a look at one of the best scenic drives in Michigan, shall we? This route is a little less than 200 miles long, and you can view a map through the link just below. Be sure to check out our Road Trip Essentials Packing List & Guide also to help with your trip planning.

Now you have a guide to one of the most scenic road trips in the state on the Michigan East Coast. Go forth and explore the beauty of Pure Michigan! The attractions and activities on this list only scratch the surface of what you’ll experience during your time on the Huron Shores Heritage Route. So pack your suitcase, put on your sunscreen, and set out for an amazing adventure!

Looking for a scenic road trip where you don’t have to drive? Check out these amazing train day trips in Michigan!

Address: Standish, MI 48658, USA
Address: Au Gres, MI 48703, USA
Address: Oscoda, MI 48750, USA
Address: Harrisville, MI 48740, USA
Address: Alpena, MI 49707, USA
Address: Rogers City, MI 49779, USA
Address: Cheboygan, MI 49721, USA
Address: Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA

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Scenic Road Trips in Michigan

July 20, 2021

What are some of the most scenic road trips I can take in Michigan?

Michigan is a beauty of a state, and experiencing its splendor on the open road really is sublime. One of our very favorite scenic road trips in Michigan is the byway from M-28 from Marquette to Munising, a 43-mile stretch of road in the Upper Peninsula that gives way to insanely beautiful views of the water, and you’ll end your journey in Munising — where you can hop on a boat tour to enjoy a closer look at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Another beautiful byway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, which can be found within Hiawatha National Forest. Travel along FFH42 from near the town of Paradise and drive alongside the beautiful shores of Whitefish Bay. The route ends near Point Iroquois, but you might be tempted to turn around and drive it all over again! Read about more beautiful byways and scenic road trips in Michigan in this article.

What are some beautiful places to visit in Michigan?

Some beautiful places to visit in Michigan include:

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Holland
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Nichols Arboretum
  • Grand Haven State Park

 

The beauty of Pure Michigan cannot be emphasized enough; our state is filled with spectacular scenic beauty everywhere you turn!

What are some of the very best day trips I can take in Michigan?

Day trips are amazing because they’re generally more accessible, lower cost, and easy to plan than, say, a more traditional road trip or weekend getaway. Some of our favorite day trips in Michigan include Detroit’s museums, Lake of the Clouds, Michigan’s Adventure, Holland State Park, Avalanche Bay, and Frankenmuth, and visiting our friendly neighbors to the north in Windsor, Ontario! Of course, if you want to extend your day trip into an overnight adventure, we’ve got you covered, too! Our Ultimate Guide To The Best Accommodations In Michigan has cozy cabins, gorgeous cottages, beautiful resorts, amazing campsites, and even unique Airbnb options like treehouses, for an amazing night (or more!) in the Great Lakes State!

Address: Standish, MI 48658, USA
Address: Au Gres, MI 48703, USA
Address: Oscoda, MI 48750, USA
Address: Harrisville, MI 48740, USA
Address: Alpena, MI 49707, USA
Address: Rogers City, MI 49779, USA
Address: Cheboygan, MI 49721, USA
Address: Mackinaw City, MI 49701, USA

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