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The Lake Michigan
Coast along M-22

"Awesome in any season!"

Throughout the year visitors and locals alike flock to Michigan's west coast to experience some of the most picturesque landscape that Mother Nature has to offer. In the fall, vibrant colors and farm markets line the road of this scenic highway. Manistee County is the gateway to the Scenic Michigan Highway M-22. Begin your journey in Manistee County and drive north along Lake Michigan. Traffic will slow down and you will quickly realize you and your fellow travelers are all on this road to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and the beautiful landscape that surrounds you.

This beautiful coastal highway was recently voted #1 Scenic Autumn Drive in the USA by USA Today Readers! Stay in Manistee County and explore this beautiful stretch of road!

Local resources & other great things to do on your trip:

Find  Great Lodging: From quaint B & B's along the way, to great hotel and motel resort properties, there are many options available when looking to  explore the scenic Lake Michigan Highway.  In addition, you can also look into any of the many Lake Michigan Vacation Rental properties along the shoreline.

Enjoy local taste: Fresh caught Great Lakes fish to home cooked comfort food are  sure to tickle the tastebuds on your trip north.  Manistee has a variety of restaurants, and the list continues to grow as you head north along M-22.

Great things to do along the way! There are so many great attractions in the area, we recommend you see them all, but also know, there just isn't time, so here are a few you may want to consider on your trip along M-22 that are all within Manistee County.