The West Michigan Pike
From Chicago to Mackinaw, the West Michigan Pike is a beautiful route to use to travel the coast of West Michigan and explore unique towns along the way. This historic route became one of the nation's first tourist roads and was designed for travelers, from Chicago, to drive up the coast of West Michigan to Mackinaw. Started in 1911, the "Pike" is still an active route and is full of fun beach towns that offer shopping, lodging, restaurants, and, of course, great beaches along Lake Michigan. Plan your trip today and see where the road leads you.
An original map of the West Michigan Pike.