Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named The Most Beautiful Place In America, mainly due to this Scenic Drive. Surely, a spot you'd never want to miss.

Be transported to another world as you take in the vistas along this massive freshwater coast. The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is 7.4 miles long with several places to stop and be mesmerized by Michigan’s splendor!

Hours: Open May through mid-November, weather dependent, 9:00 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset.
Location: From Empire, take M-22 north for 2 miles to M-109, then left on M-109 for 2 miles.
Facilities: 12 numbered interpretive stops along the 7.4 mile scenic loop road. Spectacular overlooks of Lake Michigan, Glen Lake, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Public restrooms are available at the entrance parking area, Picnic Mountain, Lake Michigan Overlook, and North Bar Overlook. Picnic areas are available at Picnic Mountain and North Bar Overlook.