2. Michigan Lakeshore, M-22: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour
Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you along the Michigan's M-22 between Manistee and Traverse City to not-to-be-missed points of interest, with fascinating stories, tips and directions along the way. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. Taking a scenic drive on Michigan's M-22 is a delightful journey filled with outstanding views and unique landscapes, including the incredible Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Major Highlights: Sleeping Bear Dunes - Dune Climb Sleeping Bear Dunes - Pierce Stocking Drive Arcadia Marsh Preserve Inspiration Point Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Leelanau State Park Leland Fishtown Point Betsie Lighthouse Traverse City Whaleback Natural Area Includes: Michigan Lakeshore, M-22 Audio Driving Tour (Manistee to/from Traverse City) M-22 is a designated state highway that runs along the northwest coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, hugging the shoreline of Lake Michigan and weaving through small towns with tons of personality. This tour takes advantage of bonus lakeside driving, by following all the way around the Leelanau Peninsula. An outstanding location and highlight for every visitor is Sleeping Bear Dunes. This unique area protects and provides access to massive dunes that overlook excellent lake views. If you need to climb down a dune, and then climb back up again - the Climbing Dune is that place! At Sleeping Bear you should visit the ghost town, Glen Haven, and do take yourself on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive loop. You’ll enjoy super views, including some of the very best dune experiences. You will be traveling through some of the best fruit growing areas in the country. That means terrific fruit – especially Michigan’s famous cherries. That fruit extends to grapes, and that means wineries (and cideries) to visit. Be ready to snack and feast, and taste local beverages and sweet pie treats. Along your road trip, you’ll visit many terrific scenic views and interesting towns. You’ll have the option to take hikes, long and short, and visit some pretty lighthouses that speak to the lake’s maritime history. At just about any time of year, there is something magical to enjoy and you'll hear many stories of past and present woven into the journey. This tour is to designed in to be driven in either direction, from Manistee to Traverse City, or in reverse - the choice is yours.