Best Scenic Drives in Michigan

Buckle up, crank your road trip playlist and cruise these scenic drives in Michigan.

There’s no shortage of scenic drives to take in the United States. According to the National Scenic Byway Foundation, there are 184 designated byway routes with beautiful vistas, as well as historic and cultural sites across the country. That means, no matter where you are in the U.S., a stunning drive isn’t too far away.Some drives have reached celebrity status, one of the most well known being Historic Route 66, which stretches from downtown Chicago to Santa Monica Pier in California. For nearly 100 years, travelers have been hitting the 2,448-mile road that has more than 250 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For those looking to take to the open road, Stacker compiled a list of the best scenic drives in Michigan using data from Tripadvisor as of March 2024. Note that Tripadvisor ranks attractions using a combination of metrics, including overall rating, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, a drive with a 5/5 overall rating might rank lower than one with a 4/5.

Once you locate the closest scenic drive near you, gather your favorite passengers, turn on an epic playlist, and take in the beauty that Michigan has to offer.

Best Scenic Drives in Michigan 

#9. Leelanau Peninsula

– Rating: 4.5/5 (18 reviews)
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#8. High Rock Bay

– Rating: 4.5/5 (17 reviews)
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#7. Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway

– Rating: 5/5 (24 reviews)
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#6. River Road Scenic Byway

– Rating: 4.5/5 (94 reviews)
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#5. Thomas Edison Parkway Boardwalk

– Rating: 4.5/5 (71 reviews)
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#4. Blue Water River Walk

– Rating: 4.5/5 (133 reviews)
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#3. Tunnel of Trees – M119

– Rating: 4/5 (381 reviews)
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#2. Brockway Mountain Drive

– Rating: 4.5/5 (631 reviews)
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#1. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

– Rating: 5/5 (720 reviews)
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