Mackinaw City Pure Michigan

Country Road In AutumnTunnel of Trees

One of Michigan’s most spectacular drives, Michigan Highway 119 along the shore of Lake Michigan, whisks you through an area once largely inhabited by the Odawa, or Ottawa Indians. This narrow road becomes engulfed in trees right up to the edge of the road. A mixed forest dominated by mature broad leaf and pine trees. Known as the “tunnel of trees”, the scenic beauty of this drive is splendid in the spring or summer, but offers special majesty during peak autumn color. This oasis of beauty begins in Cross Village and ventures south 20 miles towards Harbor Springs.

Narrow, winding and just plain fun to drive, M-119 from Cross Village south to Harbor Springs hugs the Lake Michigan shoreline giving you a great site-seeing adventure. Distance: 24 miles to the north end, 36 miles to the south end