Best weekend road trip

MARQUETTE — The Gunther Motor Company, based in Portland, Oregon, said that the route from Traverse City to Copper Harbor via U.S. 31 and U.S. 41 is rated at America’s 50th Best Weekend Road Trip.

The company carried a survey of 3,000 regular road trippers to find out the most popular 100 weekend road trips they most want to experience this summer.

Starting in Traverse City, near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, travelers will embark on a drive that takes them along the shores of Lake Michigan, with U.S. 31 leading them through lakeside towns, vineyards and cherry orchards.

As they continue on U.S. 41, the landscape transitions to the rugged Upper Peninsula and vistas of Lake Superior, dense forests and towns like Houghton and Hancock. The journey culminates in Copper Harbor, a quaint waterfront village known for its rich mining history, scenic lighthouse, and access to the pristine nature of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The top-rated trip was New York City to Niagara Falls via Interstate 87 and 90.

For more information, visit www.gunthermotorcompany.com/top-100-weekend-road-trips.htm.


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