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“I prefer going from south to north on the Tunnel of Trees, on late afternoons in summer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tunnel of Trees - M119

Tunnel of Trees - M119
South Lakeshore Dr, MI 49737
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Emmet County
Type: Scenic Drives
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Ohio, United States
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“I prefer going from south to north on the Tunnel of Trees, on late afternoons in summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I have traveled it several times, both ways, and prefer going from Harbor Springs to Cross Village rather than the other way. I have only taken this road in summer. Then the best time of day is late afternoon, when the sun is shining from the west or northwest, and the light comes in sideways from the lake side across the road into the heavy forest on the east and north side of the road. The sunlight reflecting off the lake up through the trees is remarkable. The time of day varies from one month to the next, do this at least 3 hours before sunset.
Other times of the day much of the road will be in deep shade. If you are driving from north to south at noon you will mostly have the sun in your face & won't see nearly as much or as well.
Do watch out for deer. This road has very narrow shoulders, winds a lot, & the grass grows thick in the ditches along the road sides, making perfect spots for deer to hide until they jump out.

Visited July 2012
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“Tunnel of Trees Scenic Drive - HWY 119 MI.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were doing a road trip of the Circle Tour of Lake Michigan. We extended our road trip and spent a few days in the UP. After completing our drive of Scenic Route 2 (another GREAT Scenic route), into St. Ignace, we crossed the Mackinaw Bridge into lower Michigan. We drove through the "Tunnel of Trees" on Hwy 119 South from Cross Village to Harbor Springs.
It was a great scenic drive, showing a wonderful part of the country. It was impressive when we drove through it in July, it must be amazing in the fall. We stopped at Harbor Springs to stretch our legs, and walk the town. Another great Harbor town to visit in that area.

Visited July 2012
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