Heritage Route 23 -- Pure Michigan Byway

Your pathway to Michigan's Sunrise Coast with nearly 200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron and an astounding array of large public forest, park and recreational properties await travelers on the Huron Shores Pure Michigan Byway (US 23).

From Standish to Mackinaw City, the route follows the coast through Arenac, Iosco, Alcona, Alpena, Presque Isle and Cheboygan Counties. These counties offer some of the most extensive and significant recreational, ecological, historical and cultural sites in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The northern Lake Huron shoreline is graced with large tracts of publicly-owned lands making northeastern Michigan accessible to residents and visitors alike.

Begin in Standish and continue north to experience the natural beauty of the six counties traversed by US 23 along the Lake Huron shoreline. Northeast Michigan offers water, forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, small towns, culture, attractions, golf, dining and many other hidden treasures. Coastal and inland discoveries await...discover US 23...your pathway to the Sunrise Coast!

us23.jpgTo start your journey, go to http://www.us23heritageroute.org/.