For those who love a great Northern Michigan fall color tour, this isn’t hard to believe: M-22 along Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted #1 Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation by USA Today.

After 4 weeks of voting, USA Today readers selected the 116-mile-long highway as the best scenic autumn drive route to view foliage on Northern Michigan fall color tour weekends. M-22 and other winning roads across the nation were announced on Friday, October 2. Read the entire USA Today article and view photographs of routes deemed as desirable drives here.

Before going on the best scenic autumn drive, watch this spectacular scenic video of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and get excited about your next Northern Michigan fall color tour!

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