A See-It-All Michigan Road Trip Is Right Here And It’s A Fun-Filled Adventure

You may have been dying to see more of the great state of Michigan but haven’t, so far, figured out how to do so in a short amount of time. It’s almost as if you need an “optimal” guide to taking a road trip through Michigan, backed up by the technology of GPS to conceive just how to pull it off. That’s where Michigan native Randy Olson comes into play. He’s made a name for himself for creating such maps for every state in the country, including our beloved Mitten.

Olson’s Michigan map spanned 2,098-miles and 43 sites all over the state – both Lower and Upper peninsulas included. He claims the entire trip should take about 40 hours on the road. While fall may just be the best time of the year for such a trip, we can’t help but feel like this comprehensive map will serve as a great visual check list any time of the year for those of you who want to get as much out of this beautiful state as possible.

Here’s his map, along with 19 photos of highlights in alphabetically order from this ultimate road trip. And make sure to click here for the full list and a link to Olson’s interactive map.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Does this seem like the ultimate road trip through Michigan? Have any of you seen this before and have attempted the complete the challenge? Tell us about it!

Address: Alpena, MI 49707, USA
Address: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Address: Bay City, MI, USA
Address: Cadillac, MI 49601, USA
Address: Detroit, MI, USA
Address: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Address: Holland, MI 49423, USA
Address: Jackson, MI, USA
Address: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Address: Lansing, MI, USA
Address: Ludington, MI 49431, USA
Address: Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA
Address: Manistique, MI 49854, USA
Address: Muskegon, MI, USA
Address: Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
Address: Port Sanilac, MI 48469, USA
Address: Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA
Address: South Haven, MI 49090, USA
Address: Traverse City, MI, USA
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Road Trip Through Michigan

July 26, 2020

What is the oldest town in Michigan?

The oldest town in Michigan is Sault Saint Marie, having been founded in 1668 by French fur traders.

What is the largest city in Michigan?

Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan, boasting 667,272 residents as of 2020.

What is the smallest town in Michigan? 

Omer is a tiny town, boasting under 300 residents! As of 2020, it had a population of 289.

Address: Alpena, MI 49707, USA
Address: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Address: Bay City, MI, USA
Address: Cadillac, MI 49601, USA
Address: Detroit, MI, USA
Address: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Address: Holland, MI 49423, USA
Address: Jackson, MI, USA
Address: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Address: Lansing, MI, USA
Address: Ludington, MI 49431, USA
Address: Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA
Address: Manistique, MI 49854, USA
Address: Muskegon, MI, USA
Address: Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
Address: Port Sanilac, MI 48469, USA
Address: Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA
Address: South Haven, MI 49090, USA
Address: Traverse City, MI, USA