Summer is a great time to take a road trip, and Michigan has a number of outstanding destinations for you to visit. Here are a few of the sightseeing options in the Wolverine state.
Take a lighthouse road trip: This ambitious trip of more than 18 hours starts at the Big Red Lighthouse in Holland State Park, taking you north all the way up to Mackinaw Point and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse before winding your way back south and finishing in Port Huron at the Fort Gratiot Light, the first lighthouse built in Michigan.
Tour Michigan waterfalls: Michigan has some exquisite waterfalls across the state. Starting at Potawatomi Falls near the Wisconsin border and ending at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the fittingly-named city of Paradise, this eight-hour sightseeing trip will leave you breathless.
Follow the Huron Shores Heritage Route: This beautiful 200-mile drive follows U.S. 23 along Lake Huron and includes some of the most picturesque views and quaint towns Michigan has to offer, from Standish to Mackinaw City. See for yourself why this shoreline of the Lower Peninsula is often referred to as “Sunrise Side.”
Check out some covered bridges: There are plenty of bridges in Michigan — so many that you could take a 609-mile trip spanning more than 10 hours. Start at the Fallasburg Covered Bridge near Lowell, which is one of only four remaining covered bridges in the state open to traffic. From there, wind your way up to Benzie County to check out Joshua’s Crossing, a 90-foot bridge over a ravine and small creek.
These are just a couple options for some road trips in Michigan. Before you take your car out, however, make sure it is up for the drive and take it in to Romeo Ford for maintenance service to ensure a safe summer trip.