Color Tour … south M-22 by Ken Scott Photography

While the leaves have yet to turn for serious in northwest lower Michigan, Michigan picked up yet another national accolade. The readers of USA TODAY voted for the best fall scenic drive and their #1 pick was the M-22 Color Tour:

The M-22 route along Lake Michigan is one of America’s most beautiful tours, and it gets even better in the fall. This 116-mile road brings visitors through the peaceful countryside and along the shore, past small businesses, wineries, galleries and, of course, countless colorful trees. Visitors can stop and visit points of interest along the way and meet some locals, making this fall leaves trip a little bit wildlife and a little bit small town, all in one.

As a person who’s lived on or near M-22 for much of my life, I heartily agree!

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