While this drive is spectacular all year 'round, the fall colors along the route bring people back year after year to experience the glorious foliage.
Along the way, some scenic spots to observe are: Angell Farm The panoramic views from a 900-foot elevation provide some of the most spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Beaver Island archipelago available from M-119.
It's the user's responsibility to know the rules on public land, according to DNR regulation.
Gaylord-based First Lieutenant Vince Woods leads DNR and DEQ environmental investigations across the state.
My first gift to my future wife, a month after we’d started dating, was a Petoskey necklace. I was embarrassed by the rejection, but mostly confused. ” Flint’s water crises is the Michigan equivalent of blood squirting out of a lizard’s eyes. Every Michigander lives with the fear that Michigan is constantly in clear and present danger of being colonized by enthusiastic outsiders. “Well if you’re thinking of getting a place there, don’t bother,” he says curtly.
She looked at it as if I’d just handed her a macaroni bracelet. I’d spent my life believing that Michigan contains everything that a person could reasonably want or need. Obviously Michigan’s water isn’t squirting blood from its eyes. Late one night a couple of years ago, I got a panicked call from my mother. “There’s really nothing available.” That’s Michigan in one quote. Please visit our state and buy our fudge and marvel at our perfect beaches. Forget “Pure Michigan.” Our state motto should be “There’s really nothing available.” I don’t live in Michigan anymore, but I visit the state every summer, and now that I’m a father, I’ve begun introducing my 6-year-old son to Michigan culture.
Seven Mile Point The area below the bluff from Rolling Ridge Farm is known as Seven Mile Point.
Native Americans and other explorers used this location as a destination and starting point to traverse the Bay to and from Charlevoix's Nine Mile Point.
Like many people who grew up on the Leelanau Peninsula, the “little finger” poking out of the Michigan mitten, I spent my boyhood trips to the shore scouring the sand for Petoskey stones: little round rocks covered in a distinctive interlocking honeycomb pattern.
I didn’t realize until well into my mid-20s that Petoskeys aren’t a precious metal — they’re actually small pieces of fossilized coral, dating back to the Devonian Period.
The hotel has 80 guest rooms to accommodate the wedding party, with some including balconies that overlook Little Traverse Bay. The room can be used in conjunction with the Lewis Street Porch and the bar located in the lobby.
As for the venue itself, Stafford’s Perry Hotel has the facilities for both indoor and outdoor wedding festivities. The elegantly decorated room can seat 250 wedding guests comfortably, with room left to dance the night away on a 24-foot by 25-foot dance floor. Located just off the main lobby, the Reycraft Room is detailed with antique chandeliers, pillars and a feel of the turn of the century.
Although not officially part of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour which takes travelers along US-31 from Petoskey to Mackinaw City, M-119 is a more scenic alternate route along the Lake Michigan shoreline.