Staff: Denise Cline
Visit the US 23 Tourism Website to plan your trip up the Sunrise Coast!
Download the 6 US 23 Brochures to see a sample of what the Sunrise Coast has to offer!
Attention Historical Teams!
Download the following document to assist you with compiling stories for submission to the "Telling the Story of the Sunrise Coast" project.
Design Document (overview of what we are looking for)
Historian's Guidelines: Word Version (form to use for story submission)
Historian's Guidelines: Pdf Version
US 23 Newsletter:
HURON SHORES HERITAGE ROUTE
NOT JUST A ROUTE...A DESTINATION!
Nearly 200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron and an astounding array of large public forest and recreational properties await travelers on the Huron Shores Heritage Route. Beginning in Standish and winding up the Lake Huron coastline, the Huron Shores Heritage Route offers some of the most extensive and significant recreational, ecological, historical and cultural sites in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The northern Lake Huron shoreline boasts water, forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, museums, small towns, culture, attractions, golf, dining, and many other hidden treasures. Take US 23....your pathway to the Sunrise Coast!
BACKGROUND ON THE US 23 HERITAGE ROUTE
Heritage Routes, once designated, can attract and draw tourists, historians, and area travelers to a highway based on its unique characteristics. The designation also allows communities a higher priority for MDOT funding when applying for grants for a project that is in the Heritage Route's Management Plan.
US-23 has been designated as a Heritage Route based on its recreational and historic sites. Over the past few years, NEMCOG staff has asisted the Lake Huron coastal counties: Alcona, Alpena, Presque Isle, Cheboygan, Iosco, and Arenac with implementing portions of their Management Plan.