M22 offers a plethora of outdoor adventures, and is one of my favorite places to drive around and make stops – especially in the fall. On a recent trip, the weather was less than perfect; in fact I spent most of the time dodging raindrops – although I did manage to make it to Sleeping BearDunes
. Sleeping Bear Dunes are located just west of Traverse City, and while the trek up them is tiring the view is amazing, and even better when you make it down by Lake Michigan (which I did not do, because it started raining). Once you finish the dune climb head over to Cherry Republic
for samples, ice cream, delicious food and more!