Hugging the northern coast Lake Huron, the North Huron Scenic Byway takes you through quaint maritime towns and beautiful landscapes of Michigan, beginning near St. Ignace and stretching all the way to Drummond Island.
The 50-mile journey is rich with scenic views – a chance to experience Pure Michigan at its finest where water meets the land in a dramatic way. Along the way, you’ll discover ancient archeological features – scarpings, karst cages, and fossilized roads.
Once you reach Hessel and Cedarville, you’ll have access to the Les Cheneaux Islands, occupied by Native Americans thousands of years before French fur traders arrived in the 1600s. They were joined Scandinavian, Irish and Italian immigrants in the mid-1800s to log and fish. Surrounded by water on three sides, the Village of DeTour is home to miles of beaches, a marina, boat launches, picnic areas, and freighter views. Here, M-134 links Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Drummond Island, where you can hike the paths of Native Americans and early settlers, as they made their way through the area’s abundant forests.