The Tunnel of Trees is a 16-mile scenic drive on the M-119 in Northern Michigan. It’s a narrow road winding through thick forest with occasional views of the vast Lake Michigan. This scenic heritage route, one of the most beautiful drives in Michigan and the United States, starts in Harbor Spring and ends in Cross Village.
As we hit the road, we became fully engulfed by tall, stunning trees, making a natural tunnel above us. From time to time, the trees parted for outlooks of the crystal clear water of Lake Michigan. There’s incredible views around every extremely sharp turn. The Tunnel of Trees is a beautiful drive during all four seasons but especially mesmerizing during spring and autumn.
Additionally, there’s several places to get out and stretch your legs or grab a bite to eat or a hot beverage along the route. This trip is perfect to truly experience the beauty of the enchanting Northern Michigan. Here’s my favorite photos from my autumn drive through the Tunnel of Trees.
Check out this short clip from our drive through the Tunnel of Trees. Sometimes you have to open the sunroof and poke your head out for some unhindered views.
Have you made it to Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees or is it on your bucket list? What’s your favorite scenic drive?