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What will you find along M22? Time to wander? The 116 miles — from the “trailhead” in Manistee, to Empire, past the inn to Northport, then back south to Suttons Bay. — was named by USA TODAY America’s #1 Best Scenic Autumn Drive. From beach town to beach town to beach town, “it’s not just a road, it’s a way of life.”
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What you will find along the way is exceptional in any season:
And do not miss Glen Haven, the historic Great Lakes steamship village just down the road. The Morning Star describes it as “A preserved cultural landscape, museum – that shows us a more complete picture of the lives of people who came before us….(founded in 1857 as a settlement called Sleeping Bearville). Today, the National Park Service preserves a Blacksmith Shop, General Store (that’s a painting in the poster above), Cannery Boat Museum, and the U.S. Life-Saving Station. Plus, it is on one of the best beaches around.
There’s even more to find…..just head out the front door of the Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages. Your perfect headquarters for everything in the town, the county and the region!