The West Michigan Pike (short for turnpike) was originally developed and constructed between 1911 and 1922 as one of the nation's 1st tourist roads! 

Designated in 2016 as a Pure Michigan Byway, the scenic route hugs Lake Michigan and stretches more than 184 miles.


Some Fun Facts:

*Originally named M-11, the route was the first continuous road between Chicago and Mackinaw City; introducing automobile travel and tourism to West Michigan.

* Along the byway you can find 46 listings from the National Register of Historic Places

* Muskegon County claims two of those National Historic Landmarks; the USS Silversides Submarine Museum and S.S. Milwaukee Clipper

* 86 State Historic Markers can be found while traveling the West Michigan Pike.

* Pure Michigan chose "20 Scenic Stops for a Road Trip Along the West Michigan Pike", and 7 were located in Muskegon County!

* View the Michigan Beachtowns Motorized Leisure Map HERE