Tunnel of Trees

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Have You Traveled The Tunnel of Trees?

If you’ve driven it, then you’ll understand why there are currently over 180,000 Google results for “Tunnel of Trees M-119).  If you haven’t driven it, then we encourage you to check out the 1500+ video results on YouTube.  Do a little research, and we’re sure you’ll understand why so much attention to this tiny stretch of Michigan highway.


Quite possibly one of the most famous stretches of scenic highway in all the country, the Tunnel of Trees spans M-119 (Lake Shore Drive) beginning in Harbor Springs and extending 21 miles north to Cross Village.  Snaking its way around the twists and turns of the Lake Michigan shoreline, the Tunnel of Trees offers travelers an unparalleled view of Lake Michigan from the bluff high above the pristine waters. Good Hart happens to be the only town located on the Tunnel of Trees and trumping that fact, we’re proud to be the oldest business - 75 years to be exact. 


Designated a Scenic Heritage Highway, the Tunnel of Trees is a narrow winding highway following the shoreline from Harbor Springs, passing through Middle Village and Good Hart, and ending at Cross Village.


Points of interest along the way include unique shopping, dining and attraction opportunities.  Leaving Harbor Springs, visitors will head north passing the Harbor Pointe Golf Course.  Up ahead and pass the rolling estates of Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club, the road passes Pond Hill Farm, an extensive farmers market, trout experience, and greenhouse.  Just a few miles past Pond Hill Farm, the road will offer a fabulous photo opportunity at the top of Angel Farm.  Soon after, M-119 makes a sharp turn to the left and dives deep closer to the coast line.  The next several miles follow closely the Lake Michigan shoreline with excellent photo opps and historic markers along the way.


14 miles north of Harbor Springs, travelers will come first to the former Native American settlement of Middle Village.  Just one mile north of Middle village is our favorite place in the world - Good Hart!  Stop in on your way and pick up some of our yummy Good Hart pot pies or one of our many Good Hart apparel items.


Along the Tunnel of Trees, Good Hart is also the perfect stop for an afternoon on the beach.  Good Hart boasts two fabulous public beach and picnic areas: the Readmond Township Park and St. Ignatius Church.  Stop into the store and we’ll be happy to give you directions.


The seven miles north from Good Hart will take travelers deep into the forrest, with sneak peaks of the water poking through the trees to the west.


The road submerges from the trees at Cross Village, home to best Polish fare west of Warsaw  - Legs Inn.


The Tunnel of Trees is a spectacle unto itself year round.  Believe it or not, as a state highway, the tiny, narrow road is one of the first to be plowed daily during the winter.  Springtime offers a spectacular view of the thousands of Trilliums covering the floor of the forrest.  Summer boasts fabulous sunsets and deep blue waters to the west.  Fall offers a superb color tour, and gives travelers the chance to continue on up to Wilderness State Park and the greater Mackinaw area, or head back south along the inland State Road to Harbor Springs and Petoskey.


Visitors come from all over the world to travel this natural pathway of pure beauty.  We hope that you will visit soon and take advantage of this wonderful destination we are proud to call home.


For additional information on Michigan's Tunnel of Trees, please visit the links below.


Forbes (Four Gorgeous Winter Drives For Car Nuts) 2012 Web


Petoskey News Review (Marking The Tunnel of Trees) 2011 Web


Examiner.com (Touring The Tunnel of Trees) 2009 Web


My North, Traverse Magazine (Drive The Tunnel of Trees To Market Days) 2009 Video


My North, Traverse Magazine (Tour Good Hart's St. Ignatius Church) 2009 PDF


My North, Traverse Magazine (The Tunnel of Trees) 2006 PDF


MotorcycleRoads.Com (Tunnel of Trees Review) 2004 Web


Michigan.gov (Tunnel of Trees Dedication Ceremony Announcement) 2003 Web


Traverse Magazine (M-119, The Tunnel of Trees) 2000 Web


Michigan.gov (Tunnel of Trees) Web


Upnorthmichigan.com (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


Visitmichiganupnorth.com (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


Visit Mackinaw City Michigan (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


Wejustgotback.com (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


Rei.com (Tunnel of Trees Biking Review) Web


Vimeo.com (Video of Tunnel of Trees from CV to HS by Matt Nardella) Video


Petoskey Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Fall Color Tour Review) Web


YouTube (Tunnel of Trees Ride) Video


YouTube (Tunnel of Trees Fall Color Ride) Video


Facebook (Tunnel of Trees Tribute Page) Web


Mackinac Island Insider Tips (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


Motorcycle USA (Tunnel of Trees Review) Web


You Tube (Tunnel of Trees FULL SEARCH RESULTS; 1500+ RESULTS) Video


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2013 Quiz Question:

In addition to being only 18 feet wide, what other physical feature makes the Tunnel of Trees exceptionally unique versus other state highways?

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