Scenic Drive Media Resources

One road. So many stories. The name is simple enough M123. A state route through the forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Just 63 miles of scenery. And yet…follow where M-123 leads and what will you find a land of stories and legends, a land rich in recreation. Follow the Tahquamenon River through the heart of the land Michigan’s first people claimed some thousand years ago. Explore the Superior Shoreline and relive the history of those who dared to make their way on the world’s mightiest – and deadliest- lake. We invite you to take this scenic drive, explore the trails, the rivers, the off the beaten path places of this singular road and discover its many stories.

Exploring the Byway

Welcome to the Tahquamenon Scenic Heritage Byway, a 63-mile journey through Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. The Tahquamenon region is a vast untamed land, but the wind in the ancient forest sighs a song of welcome to all who enter—let the Byway be your guide.

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Welcome to the liquid landscape of the Tahquamenon Country. Paddling opportunities abound in this wilderness region of storied rivers, quiet lakes and powerful Lake Superior.

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Winter Tahquamenon Style

Winter brings a peace unlike any other to Tahquamenon Country. Explore our trails and silent, snow-shrouded forests by ski and snowshoe, sled dog team or snowmobile.

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Media Tip Sheets

Tahquamenon Scenic Byway

Logging Lore

Michigan's Shipwreck Coast

Year Round Playground

Anishinaabe History

Birding along the Byway