6 Jaw-Dropping Scenic Overlooks In Michigan (In Photos)
Michigan has lots of amazing views that makes travelers rave about them. With its natural beauty and picturesque landscapes, it’s not surprising anymore to see tens of thousands of visitors visiting The Mitten State year round.
One of the most talked about features of Michigan is its incredible scenic overlooks. Below are some of the best ones that are truly worth the visit.
Arcadia Overlook – Manistee County
After climbing 120 steps (80 vertical feet), you will find yourself standing on the highest point in Manistee County, Michigan. The Arcadia Overlook allows you to see the most picturesque views and amazing scenery of the county (and nearby cities). Arcadia Overlook (also known as “Inspiration Point”).
This scenic overlook is visited by thousands of tourists and travelers every year. There are picnic table available, charcoal grills and more making it a perfect place for friends and families to relax and unwind.
Cut River Bridge Overlook – Mackinac County
When it comes to bridges in Michigan, there’s no question that Mackinac Bridge is the most popular one. But, when it comes to scenic bridges, the Cut River Bridge Overlook is one of the best one. This bridge is one of Michigan’s largest and most well-known historic bridges and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This scenic overlook offers visitors and travelers the chance to take a break from a long drive and see the beauty of Northern Michigan. The bridge stands 147 feet above the Cut River and it has a stairway that provides access to several trails along the river.
For more info, here are few web pages that you can check out:
Cut River Bridge by TheGreatWaters.Com
Cut River Bridge by AHealthierMichigan.Org
Cut River Bridge Rest Area by MichiganWaterTrails.Org
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Empire Bluff – Empire
Empire Bluff is located 400 feet above the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan. After a very nice, brief and easy hike, you will get to see the picturesque view of the national lakeshore. Below are few links that can describe the Empire Bluff more.
Pictured Rocks Lakeshore – Munising
There are lots of areas in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that are easily accessible by vehicle or short hiking trails. Each and every one of them offers unique and amazing views of Lake Superior. For more of Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, visit:
Scenic Sites at Pictured Rocks by NPS.GOV
Log Slide Overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by MIAwesomeList.Com
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the South Shore of Lake Superior by ExploringTheNorth.Com
Porcupine Mountain – Ontonagon
The Porcupine Mountain Overlook Trail offers amazing views and unique sceneries to travelers. The trail begins and ends off M-107, climbs to nearly 1,500 feet and passes two viewing areas that provide an amazing glimpse into the heart of the stunning Porkies.
Porcupine Mountains: Overlook Trail by MichiganTrailMaps.Com
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park by MichiganDNR.Com
Porcupine Mountains State Park, Hiking and Backpacking Trails by SuperiorTrails.Com
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Sleeping Bear Dunes – Empire
Much has been said about Sleeping Bear Dunes but one thing is for sure, it’s a must see and visit place in Michigan if you are looking for great and picturesque views!
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