Explore the most popular scenic driving trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful scenery. Best to go in the Fall highly recommended

crowded but lovely

road biking
5 months ago

Arguably the most scenic biking trail in Lower Michigan. Best stretch is East Park just west of Petoskey to Zoll Street Beach in Harbor Springs.

nature trips
6 months ago

Wonderful drive--must-do if you're in the area. Great scenic look-outs. Get the paper with all the waypoints listed from park ranger at the beginning. Also do the trail that leads to the sandy steep overlook.

Beautiful view of Little Traverse Bay. I would have preferred biking instead of walking that trail.

Taking Lakeshore Drive directly from the intersection of 6 Mile, M-221 and Lakeshore Drive would be much more scenic, as I'm a local of this area (born and raised) or better yet take a scenic view at the top of Tower Road and view Spectacle Lake and the St Mary's opening into Whitefish Bay

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Good why to see Lake Michigan

Thursday, October 13, 2016

the views are fantastic, well worth the drive!

road biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ride it into Charlevoix for lunch/ect. that's a fun town. as for the trail paved and hills some can be challenging. only draw back is it doesn't hug the lake as much as it appears to on the map.

scenic driving
Thursday, August 18, 2016

This is a nice little drive. The last 2 scenics points are awesome. If you have time go down to the beach. It is a nice challenge up.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Don't miss this drive,amazing views at the top!

scenic driving
Sunday, July 31, 2016

This is an amazing scenic drive--very hilly and curvy with a lot of wonderful scenic views.

road biking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beautiful views, usually away from traffic, some sections shady. Easy to bike to Charl., have lunch and go back to Petosk. Great way to spend day!

road biking
Thursday, July 28, 2016


scenic driving
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a pleasant must do. Multiple stops along the drive for amazing views of Sleeping Bear Dunes Coastline. Several stops offers access several trails and short (may be strenuous for some) hike to amazing views. The NPS paper that is This is a lovely picture!given to you upon entering the park has a numbered guide to explain your location on the drive.

road biking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Nice trail. The head winds on the way to Charlevoix were strong today,but it made the trip back to Petoskey easy.

It was an absolutely beautiful trail and the parts that lead up to water were my favorite but the trail wasn't cleaned up very well at all and got cut up from all the sticks and fallen trees on the path. Definitely go back though.

scenic driving
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Beautiful drive along the shores of Lake Superior

Friday, November 01, 2013

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse was built 1892-1895, and was one of a few lighthouses along this shore of Lake Michigan. There is a paved road (narrow) nearly all the way to it. A nice museum is in the living quarters, and you are allowed (in 2006) to climb the circular stairs to the top of the lighthouse.. Very neat!

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This is State Route #2 - Lake Michigan Scenic Hwy. It hugs the coast of the lake for the entire way. Very Scenic.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Omg.. The drive is beautiful.. Once you get to the top you won't be disappointed!

road biking
6 months ago

scenic driving
8 months ago

Thursday, September 01, 2016

road biking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

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