Explore M-22 & Our Lake Michigan Fall Color Tour

Explore our communities along this 116-mile stretch of road in the heart of Northern Michigan.

Explore the “Best Scenic Autumn Drive” in the USA!

Welcome to the Best Scenic Autumn Drive as voted by the readers of USA Today.  This 116-mile stretch of scenic highway has captivated travelers and locals alike for years, and the communities of M22 welcome you to explore all they have to offer.

From rolling sand dunes to scenic overlooks, the beauty of M-22 and Fall is second to none.  M-22 traverses the Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau Counties of Northern Michigan and each and every year, we welcome all who want to experience beautiful fall color.

From our travelers along M-22

The Gateway of M-22

Manistee County and its Coastal Communities along the scenic M-22 highway

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes & Fishtown

As you make your way north, from Manistee County you come across Elberta, Frankfort, Empire, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, and historic Fishtown.

Our Communities along M-22

Manistee County

The gateway of M-22, Manistee Co. is home to Manistee, Onekama, Pierport, and Arcadia. Enjoy accessible trails and scenic overlooks along the opening stretch of M-22.

Benzie County

Benzie County is home to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Point Betsie Lighthouse along with the beautiful coastal communities of Elberta, Frankfort, Benzonia and Beulah.

Leelanau County

Home of the famous Scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes Drive and Dune Climb along with Glen Arbor, Glen Haven and Leland (aka Fishtown).