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Northern Lake Michigan | M22 Lakeshore Trail

M22 Lakeshore Trail 


Stay 'n Play

M22 stretches for
116.7 miles along the
coastline of Lake Michigan

Up in northern Michigan, some 80 miles from Wisconsin and about the same distance from the Upper Peninsula, there is a ribbon of roadway that helps connect you to a remarkable way of life.

The M22 scenic highway weaves around inland lakes, rivers, dunes, orchards, and vineyards and meanders through a dozen quaint villages. Right in the middle of the expedition is a national park that offers thousands of acres to explore in an amazing coastal dune habitat.

With this much charm and appeal, it's no wonder you
will begin to ponder how this vacation experience could become your permanent home. 
The lifestyle offers plenty to see and do. It is the most accessible shoreline that invites you to experience a life you have only dreamt about.

And, when you're ready, let us show you the available real estate with the assistance of the nicest realtor in the region! Her years of knowledge in property transactions in northern Michigan are evidenced, and her commitment to integrity underlies it all. Together, you and Nancy can make it happen!

Come Visit. Stay For a Lifetime.

"We can help you navigate this inviting M-22 corridor and assist you in finding your dream home. Explore Mother Nature's finest sand dunes, pine forests, orchards, and vineyards - completely surrounded by the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan."


Even after 100 years...
only two traffic lights
exist on 116.7 miles of
paved roadway.

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M22 IS AN ICONIC HIGHWAY that was formed in 1919 from a collection of shorter roadways that became connected under the authority of the state's department of transportation.

The scenic M22 starts in Manistee and heads north to Frankfort continuing up the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It continues north through Glen Arbor and Leland looping south at Northport and ends in Traverse City. The 116-mile highway is that roadway that connects and unearths a remarkable lifestyle. 

 The debate among locals is whether or not there are one
or two traffic lights along the M22 highway. We'll leave that
for further discussion!


Say the most important vows of your life in northern Michigan's natural sanctuary at Lake Bluff Preserve


Just north of Frankfort is the idyllic setting for the ceremony of your dreams. 70 acres of private dunes and a collection of three homes that can accommodate sixty overnight guests in your 3-night destination wedding celebration.

Speak to our wedding specialist about all the amenities, and services offered at Lake Bluff Preserve.


 Vineyards, breweries, restaurants, and artisan shops join beautiful homes along the M22 Lakeshore Trail. At the center of this iconic highway is our treasured Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.


Real estate opportunities are available, whether you are looking for that year round home, weekend getaway or a lakefront summer cottage. Reach out to us and we will assist you in pursuing  your real estate needs.


 Our woods, lakes, and dunes set the stage for over twenty artisan golf courses featured along the M-22 corridor. They offer a diversity of public, private, and resort-style play.



M22 Lakeshore Trail
    Discover the magical life.

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​M22 LAKESHORE TRAIL   |   PO BOX 22 FRANKFORT MI 49635   |   |   231.409.4444

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