Emblematic of Up North Michigan, these stunning rows of pine trees evoke an air of mystery and magic with a fresh coat of winter-white snow on the ground and fog creeping through the bare forest.
Summer hours: 8AM-6PM
Wide-angle lens (22mm)
Snow attire (tall snow boots, snow pants, etc.)
How to get there
N44° 44' 08.4984"W86° 02' 59.7012"
This image was taken in one of the pine plantations along M22 in Sleeping Bear Dunes, between Empire and Frankfort.
o get to this location, you'll need a car. From Frankfort, the forest is on the left side of the road — about 2.7 miles north of shutter road. From Empire, the forest is on the right side of the road 0.8 miles south of Fowler Road. You can park your car along the road and then walk to the GPS coordinates to find the exact spot where I stood to get this view.
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