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Heritage Routes


The Michigan Heritage Route Program was created by Public Act 69 of 1993, giving the State of Michigan the authority to designate heritage routes. Under the Heritage Route Program administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation, local communities have the opportunity to apply to have routes designated under one of three categories: scenic, recreation, or historic. Essentially, route designation enables local communities to preserve or market the corridor with more control. Click here for more information on MDOT’s Heritage Route Program.



Click on the logos (above) to connect to the heritage route websites.


M-22 Pure Michigan Byway
Click here to view the M-22 Benzie and Manistee Pure Michigan Byway Corridor Management Plan. 

Click here to view the M-22 Leelanau Pure Michigan Byway Corridor Management Plan. 

M-37 Old Mission Peninsula

Click here to view the M-37 Old Mission Peninsula Pure Michigan Byway Corridor Management Plan. 

M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route

Click here to view the M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route Corridor Management Plan. 

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- Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager