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Black River Scenic Byway- Known for its exceptional beauty and the unique natural features which lends its name, the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway follows the Black River through the hardwood forests of upper Michigan to Lake Superior.
Copper Harbor Scenic Highway- The Copper Harbor Scenic Highway is a 27 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 41, an all-weather blacktopped highway, running from Phoenix to Copper Harbor.
Monroe Street (M125)- Monroe Street is a unique reflection of more than 200 years of development, adaptation and growth.
River Road Scenic Byway- The River Road Scenic Byway follows the Au Sable River through the rich history of the shaping of early America as well as its natural wonders and beauty.
Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway- Following the shores of Lake Superior, Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway is a highway to the past with interesting historical features and gorgeous scenery.
Woodward Avenue (M-1)- Starting at the Detroit River in Detroit and ending in the City of Pontiac, Woodward Avenue includes both landmarks of the past and monuments to the future in its history, cultural institutions, and beautiful architecture.

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Description - Michigan's byways which are described here include a National Scenic Byway nominee, two state designated byways and three National Forest designated byways. The two state designated byways, Monroe Street and Woodward Avenue are actually urban byways of significant cultural, historical and scenic significance.

Known for its exceptional beauty and the unique natural features which lends its name, the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway follows the Black River through the hardwood forests of upper Michigan to Lake Superior. Black River Harbor, one of only two Harbors within the National Forest System, is a popular recreation area throughout the year. The River Road Scenic Byway follows the Au Sable River through the rich history of the shaping of early America as well as its natural wonders and beauty. Following the shores of Lake Superior, Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway is a highway to the past with interesting historical features and gorgeous scenery. These and other scenic byways provide attractions in Michigan.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - This state normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures near 70 to 80 degrees F. Nights can be cool in the northern reaches of the state with lows dipping near 50 degrees F. August and September are the wettest months on average. Fall temperatures begin to cool in mid September, which brings a spectacular fall foliage color change. Days are crisp and nights chilly during this time of year. Winters can be brutal in Michigan with lake-effect snows bringing 100 inches of snow to some areas in the upper peninsula. Spring reaches the southern regions of the state in late March and a few weeks later in the north. This time of year is also very wet with snow melt and spring rains.

Location - Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.


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Michigan - Michigan is a leading tourist state offering excellent outdoor sports. Aptly nicknamed the Water Wonderland, Michigan juts between several Great Lakes while exhibiting more than 11,000 small lakes.

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