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
* 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