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Move Over Route 66

One of the most beautiful scenic highways in the country cuts right through the middle of the Cherry Republic. M-22 comprises 116 miles of pure driving or biking wonder. Starting north of Manistee, it hugs the Lake Michigan shoreline through Benzie County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, making its way around the north tip of …

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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Just one of the many breathtaking vistas to be found on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

No list of northern Michigan scenery is complete without a mention of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Situated between Glen Arbor and Empire it offers spectacular views, firstly through forest and across Glen Lake, and then over the dunes and out […]

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Surfing in Northern Michigan

Surfers heading to the beach at Sleeping Bear Point. Photo: Beth Price.

It may be about a thousand miles to the nearest ocean, but you can surf in northern Michigan. While the waves are usually small, the right conditions can produce surprisingly large and high-quality surf. Sadly, those conditions aren’t that common until the fall. But after […]