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Heritage Route/Byways Program

  • Drive Home Our HeritageCommunities across the state are preserving Michigan's unique recreational, scenic and historic cultural treasures, knitted together through a common thread: roads.
  • BenefitsWhether you're exploring Michigan's pleasant peninsulas or pursuing a new route, the Heritage Route Program offers many benefits, including preservation, economic, community and education.
  • How to ApplyThe application process for heritage route designation consists of two steps.

Funding Resources

  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)TAP is a competitive grant program that funds projects such as bike paths, streetscapes, and historic preservation of transportation facilities that enhance Michigan's intermodal transportation system, promote walkability, and improve quality of life for Michigan citizens.

Designated Routes

  • Heritage Route Listing PDF iconView a listing of all current Heritage Routes, complete with route information and photos.