Michigan Lakeshore, M-22: Audio Driving Tour

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Michigan Lakeshore, M-22: Audio Driving Tour

Download the GuideAlong self-guided audio tour and you'll discover more on your Michigan Lakeshore road trip. Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions play automatically along the M-22 Scenic Drive, all based on your location.

You'll be guided to all of the area's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including a unique national park with huge climbable dunes, a winery trail of over 25 vineyards, one of the Great Lakes' oldest and most storied lighthouses, and a historic fishing town.

Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace, spending more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t.

✅ Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location
✅ Travel at your own pace
✅ Tour offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed
✅ Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use
✅ No time limits or expiry, free updates
✅ Like having a tour guide along for the drive

Purchase one tour per vehicle.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Michigan 22, M-22, Frankfort, MI, USA

As the audio guides play commentary based on your gps location, you can create your own itinerary along the tour route to match your interests and schedule.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI 49644

With towering dunes, endless beaches, wilderness islands and miles of trail to explore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is definitely the main feature along the M-22 Scenic Drive.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dune Climb, Glen Arbor Township, MI 49636, USA

One thing you won’t want to miss is the Dune Climb. It’s the most popular thing to do in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and involves climbing a series of sand dunes with fantastic views of Lake Michigan in the distance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI

A mini-drive within the main drive, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive was once nominated for the Most Beautiful Place in America series. This slow but extremely beautiful 7-mile loop drive is not to be missed, taking in viewpoints, dunes, a covered bridge, changing forests - including a ghost forest - and even the Sleeping Bear itself

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve, 16791 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613, USA

Northwest Michigan is a hotspot for birders, and the Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve is one of the best spots along this route to view rare and endangered species. The Arcadia Marsh is one of Lake Michigan’s few remaining coastal marshes, and visitors can access the marsh through a boardwalk trail that leads straight through the heart of the preserve.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Inspiration Point, M-22, Arcadia, MI 49613, USA

This roadside viewpoint offers one of the most scenic views of Lake Michigan. This is one of the highest points along Lake Michigan so it offers one of the tallest views around. Climb the 120 steps to the top lookout platform for an even more dramatic view.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, 10781 E Cherry Bend Rd #1, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA

With its sandy rich soil and cool climate, the Leelanau Peninsula is an ideal spot for growing grapes. Visitors will find 25+ vineyards scattered throughout the peninsula specializing in riesling and ice wine, a sweet dessert wine unique to this region.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Historic Fishtown, 203 W River St, Leland, MI 49654, USA

This picturesque coastal town is the best place in northwest Michigan to get acquainted with old-time fishing life. Visit the historic town to see preserved shanties along the shore, and be sure to leave room for some locally caught smoked fish or a fried fish sandwich.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Point Betsie Lighthouse, 3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523

The Point Betsie Lighthouse marks the southern entrance of the Manitou Passage, one of the Great Lakes' most treacherous stretches of water. It’s one of the most photographed lighthouses in Michigan and guided tours are available of the 19th century keeper’s residence and 34-step tower.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Traverse City, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Traverse City has long been known as the “Cherry Capital of the World”. In July and August, the countryside surrounding Traverse City is filled with fruit stands and markets brimming with baskets of sweet, dark cherries. All things cherry are celebrated in the annual National Cherry Festival held in Traverse City each July.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time: Michigan Lakeshore, M-22: Audio Driving Tour
5/16/2023 - 8/4/2025
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Duration: 8 To 24 Hours
Start location: Manistee, MI 49660, USA

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide) Audio Tour: 219 Points
  • Location Based: Stories, tips & directions that autoplay
  • Flexible Routes: Suggested itineraries or create your own
  • Trip Planners: In-app, web and PDF
  • Easy To Use: Pre-download and tour offline
  • One-Time Purchase: No time or date use limit or expiry
  • Support: Toll free phone, chat and email

Not Included

  • National Park Passes (vary depending on length of stay, ages & group size),~ $15 (2023) for adult
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse Admission ($5 adults, $2 children)

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