The fall colors linger on the young trees lining this scenic route. For a perfect fall afternoon, a slow drive during a rainy day will almost certainly find you alone with the quiet road and rich, dewy leaves of the forest.
Summer hours 8AM-6PM
$25 weekly pass; $45 annual pass
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How to get there
N44° 51' 25.0524"W86° 03' 19.8108"
This image was taken looking down a hill between stops #8 and #9/10 on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. To get there, I recommend taking a car and following the GPS to get to the exact spot where I stood.
- Take M22 north out of Empire for two miles
- Turn left onto M109 and travel for 1.3 miles
- Follow the signs indicating the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive on the left side of the road
- Follow the drive for 3.8 miles
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