Find your way to M-22 in Michigan's beautiful northwest Lower Peninsula, for one of the prettiest fall color tours you will ever experience. M-22 is 116 miles of scenic highway winding through the countryside of Benzie, Manistee, and Leelanau Counties. The colors will amaze you, spring, summer or fall!
Nostalgic villages, quaint towns, small cities and spectacular vistas are welcoming and offer all you are looking for. Explore the Lake Michigan shoreline, climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes, discover art galleries, wineries and dining, from distinctive to casual. Travel along M-22 to see for yourself why it was voted as 'The Most Beautiful Place in America' on Good Morning America.
You'll find lodging choices to fit any desire from world class resorts to cabins on a lake or river. For more information, click on our partners' links below.
Manistee County is home to diverse fall color. With the seasonal temperatures, Lake Michigan and inland terrain variations, we have “two” fall color seasons that are usually about a week or so apart with the inland terrain peaking prior to the coastline peaking.
Experience the beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park hills, dunes, valleys, shoreline, small lakes, and streams which you'll see throughout your M22 Tour. In the fall, nature's canvas is painted in a spectacular rainbow of hues, complimenting the sapphire shade of adjacent lakes.
Fall arrives in Benzie County like a fireworks display. Trees become burning embers of color, with their leaves ablaze in a multitude of yellow, orange, rust and beautiful red shades. The beautiful coastal drive along Lake Michigan, leading into Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is breathtaking.
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