Benzie County in Northern Michigan Celebrates New Pure Michigan Scenic Byway, M-22, and Invites Visitors to experience one of the most beautiful Color Tours in the United States
The 116-mile stretch of M-22 that runs through Benzie County is frequently listed as one of the country’s best routes for scenic drives, especially during the fall months. The new M-22Benzie / Manistee Pure Michigan Byway*, newly designed in September 2016, runs from the U.S. 31 intersection just north ofManistee through Onekama, Arcadia, Elberta and Frankfort, and winds along beautiful Crystal Lake and a 30 mile stretch of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore north of Frankfort, Michigan in Benzie County.
To celebrate the beauty of the fall color season, Benzie County will hold many festivals, events, and activities for every interest, starting on Saturday, October 1 and through the entire month of October 2016. Weekend festivals include the Beulah / Benzonia Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, Frankfort Beer Week from October 3 – 8, the Frankfort Fall Festival on Saturday, October 8, the Peak to Peak Mountain Biking Festival at Crystal Mountain, Friday through Sunday, October 14 – 16, and the Frankfort Film Festival, Thursday – Sunday, October 20 – 23.