Reader's Digest just named this stretch of Michigan lake shore among the most scenic road trips in America.

Who doesn't love a good road trip?  Whether it's a family vacation, a couple's getaway, or just a long weekend escape from the grind, Michigan has it all.  By the way, you're not going to find an Ohio or Indiana destination on this list.  Michiganders are thrilled to have this state's beauty recognized.

One of the Most Scenic Drives in America is M-22 along the Lake Shore of Michigan

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Reader's Digest named M-22 along Lake Michigan as one of the most scenic drives in the U.S.,

Starting in Manistee County and ending in Traverse City after 116 miles, M-22 in Michigan is often cited as one of the top fall drives in the country. It cuts through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.

Manistee Lighthouse and Catwalk


To say that driving up North in Michigan in Autumn is beautiful is the understatement of the century.  However, all of Michigan's lower peninsula is a gorgeous drive in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Cherry Blossoms in Traverse City in Michigan

There's just so much beauty to take in, from the Sleeping Bear Dunes to the National Forests, Cherry Blossoms, and Lake Michigan.  Lake Michigan actually landed on this list twice as Chicago's Lake Shore Drive ranked as the 4th most scenic drive in America.  Check out the full list by clicking here and drive safely.

7 Fantastic Michigan Beaches That are Worth a Road Trip

Michigan is known for its beautiful beaches. If you are looking for a new spot to visit this summer, here are a few suggestions for you.

Road Trip! The Top 182 Cities in the United States for Foodies did a deep dive into what makes a city a food fan destination. For a full look at the methodology, scroll to the bottom. Here are WalletHub's Top 182 Cities in the United States for Foodies based on affordability (1-182); diversity, accessibility, and quality of food(1-182); and assigned each city a score based on these and other variables.

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