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#9 Try one of Michigan’s many scenic drives

Photo courtesy of @tunneloftreesm119 on Instagram

#9 Try one of Michigan’s many scenic drives

Region: Northern

Michigan is known for scenic drives with plenty of views, twists, and turns. Try out one of the most scenic roads in the nation by driving M-119 from Harbor Springs through the Tunnel of Trees, overlook spectacular lake views and impressive gorges along US-2 from St. Ignace to Manistique in the UP, or take in one of the countless other scenic drives throughout the state.

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#21 Explore Les Cheneaux Islands

Photo courtesy of Lakeland Boating

#21 Explore Les Cheneaux Islands

Region: Upper Peninsula

Location: Les Cheneaux

Swim, kayak or hike around these pristine and secluded islands just east of St. Ignace. Rent a one-room cabin for a private getaway or take in the mostly undeveloped scenery and wildlife for just the day.

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#36 Climb the steps of Castle Rock and see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox

photo courtesy of Under the Radar Michigan

#36 Climb the steps of Castle Rock and see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox

Region: Upper Peninsula

Location: St. Ignace

Known for digging out the great lakes and hauling lumber throughout Michigan, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox are sitting ready to be greeted at the base of Castle Rock, just north of the Mackinac Bridge. After taking a photo with the legends, climb the nearly 200 feet to the top of the rock for a spectacular view of the straights and the bridge.

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2016: #42 Visit the Mystery Spot

The Mystery Spot - St. Ignace, Michigan - #MIAwesomeList
Photo courtesy of St. Ignace CVB

#42 Visit the Mystery Spot

Region: Upper Peninsula

Location:  N916 Martin Lake Rd, St Ignace, MI 49781

In the early 1950s, 3 surveyors came from California came to explore Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They found an area, only about 300 feet in diameter, where none of their surveying equipment worked properly; tripods wouldn’t sit level, compasses went berserk, plum-bob’s consistently dragged to the east… As they continued their research, they experienced a constant feeling of light-headedness and nausea and thus dubbed the area the Mystery Spot. Legend has it that Native Americans held this area in high esteem as sacred grounds and in the years since the discovery of the surveyors, the area has expanded as an attraction. There is a zip-line, a maze, an 18-hole putt putt golf course, and more. So whether it’s the electro-magnetic fields or a ghostly presence, the Mystery Spot is always worth a visit.

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