Michigan Tunnel of Trees FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan Tunnel of Trees FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions | By: Sherry Trautman |  Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: September 7, 2022

Each fall, visitors from across the United States travel to Northern Michigan to enjoy the Tunnel of Trees....and have lots of questions! Chris and I expore this region every fall as we love visiting Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Charlevoix when the colors change!

We hope this Michigan Tunnel of Trees FAQ is helpful while planning your trip!

Visit or Michigan Tunnel of Trees guide for a map, lots of photos, video and fun tips! 

Question 1: Where Does the Tunnel of Trees Start? (Our Top Michigan Tunnel of Trees FAQ)


The Harbor Springs Tunnel of Trees begins in Harbor Springs, just North of Petoskey on M-119.

If you need an actual address, just type in Harbor Point Golf Club, Harbor Springs as M-119 runs along the south side of the club. But basically, just drive into Harbor Springs and stay on M-119.  

Question 2: Are There Bathrooms Along the Tunnel of Trees?


After leaving Harbor Springs, there aren't any restrooms until you reach Good Hart. Porta-johns are located on the back left side of the General Store (outside). 

Question 3: How Long Does It Take To Go Through the Tunnel of Trees in Michigan?


If you drove without stopping from Harbor Springs to Cross Village on M-119, it is 20 miles and takes about 30 minutes (one way). 

But who wants to do that? (Shush, Chris...)

Tunnel of Trees is one of the best places in Michigan to visit in the fall.

  • I would allow three hours to make stops along the way.  Stretch your legs at Thorn Swift Nature Preserve, pick out some pumpkins and have hot chocolate at Pond Hill Farm, and get your shopping on in Good Hart.

Oh, and you might want dinner at Legs Inn. Just sayin'

Question 4: How to Get to the Tunnel of Trees in Michigan?


Are you wondering how to get to the Tunnel of Trees in Michigan?  Or where is the canopy of trees in Michigan?

Well, we recommend starting in Harbor Springs and heading west along M-119 which is the Michigan Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route.

Question 5: What is a Tunnel of Trees called?

Along M119, tall mature trees line both sides of the road.  A Tunnel of trees means tree branches and leaves from both sides of the road arch toward each other and touch over the roadway.  It feels like you are driving through a tunnel. 

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    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "Travel-mi.com." A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

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