US 12 Heritage Trail

Centuries in the making, the US-12 Heritage Trail is a road connecting man, animals, commerce, culture, and nature. Bridging southern Michigan's east and west shores, the US-12 Heritage Trail is an unconventional destination that encourages the traveler to journey its winding roads, meet its people, explore its places, and uncover its hidden treasures.

US 12 Heritage Trail

A Great Way to Explore Southern Michigan!

Slow down for a while, step back in time and experience the fascinating history of the towns and cities that dot the landscape of Michigan's first highway. Stretching from Detroit to New Buffalo, the US 12 Heritage Trail is the backbone of Southern Michigan and an access point for exploration and discovery. On your drive you will uncover museums, classic diners, pristine lakes and the one of a kind special places that have drawn travelers here for centuries.

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