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Pure Michigan Byways

M-119 Byway in Emmet County, Michigan.
Department of Transportation

Pure Michigan Byways

Pure Michigan Byways offer a rich taste of all the grandeur and diversity the Great Lakes State has to offer. Outstanding natural beauty and many sites of historical, scenic, recreational and cultural significance have earned Michigan its place at the top of the list of travel destinations. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff or merely enjoy a relaxing drive in the country, Pure Michigan Byways will take you there. So, take the road less traveled and discover the wonders of Michigan's Byways.

Learn more about MDOT's Byways Program.

Pure Michigan Byways and Tour Routes Driving Guide

Michigan’s wonders are easily accessible from the collection of 22 state and National Byways and Tour Routes. Each byway description in the driving guide highlights scenic, natural, historical, cultural, and archaeological attractions along the route. Maps and information regarding availability of services, time needed to drive and enjoy each byway and tour route, and best times of year to travel are also included. The routes are categorized by their designations. Hard copies can be obtained at your nearest MDOT welcome center.

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