Michigan Tunnel of Trees Map - Harbor Springs Fall Color Tour Drive, Pond Hill Farm, Good Hart and Cross Village in Northern Michigan - Road Trip

Michigan Tunnel of Trees Map - Harbor Springs Fall Color Tour, Pond Hill Farm, Good Hart and Cross Village in Northern Michigan - Road TripMichigan Tunnel of Trees Map - Harbor Springs Fall Color Tour, Pond Hill Farm, Good Hart and Cross Village in Northern Michigan - Road Trip


Michigan Tunnel of Trees Map - Harbor Springs Fall Color Tour, Pond Hill Farm, Good Hart, Cross Village (Things To Do) | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

The Tunnel of Trees Harbor Springs MI is one of the most scenic drives in America! It's a super popular Michigan fall color tour destination and Michigan vacation destination but can be enjoyed all year.   

Michigan tunnel of trees drive on M119 is very entertaining as there are several stops along the way.  The road is very curvy with peeks of Lake Michigan's shoreline-perfect for sports cars or motorcycles! 

Tunnel of Trees Petoskey-The tunnel of trees begins 10 miles north of Petoskey. It's one of our favorite places to go in Michigan in the fall. It's an incredible Michigan fall color drive!

Generally, the trees in this region change color late in the season, around October 19-22ish time frame. 




We will tour:

  1. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (Scenic Boardwalk Trails with Incredible Views of Lake Michigan
  2. Pond Hill Farm (Wine Tasting, Pumpkins, Hot Chocolate, Hay Rides)
  3. Good Hart Michigan (Cute Shops like the General Store and A Studio!)
  4. Cross Village Michigan (Legs Inn!)
  5. Tunnel of Trees Michigan Hotels (Best Places to stay while vacationing in Northern Michigan!)

Let's start exploring the Harbor Springs tunnel of trees!


Tunnel of Trees Michigan Map

Remember to use the Tunnel of Trees Google Map for real-time navigation as you drive.

Where Does the Tunnel of Trees Start?

Wondering where is the Tunnel of Trees Michigan located? 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.  

Is Harbor Springs worth visiting? Yes! It's a great small village with cute shops, scenic marina and restaurants worth exploring. 

Visiting the Tunnel of Trees is a Michigan Fall tradition!


Are There Bathrooms Along the Tunnel of Trees?

There aren't any restrooms until you reach Good Hart. Porta-johns are located on the back left side of the General Store (outside). 


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.


What To Wear: Super Cute Fall Sweaters


I'm such a fan of both of these lovely fall sweaters, I need more pumpkin colored items in my closet for sure. 

This cable knit sweater comes in so many colors, you will love the selection!  And color block sweaters are so hot this season!  This fall sweater comes in a TON of styles and colors, so check it out!


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'


1. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve - Scenic Boardwalk Trails Leading to Lake Michigan


Along the Harbor Springs Tunnel of Trees is the Thorn Swift Nature Preserve.  It's definitely worth veering off the beaten path to visit this incredibly neat boardwalk path with views of Lake Michigan. It's one of the best places in Michigan to visit while touring the tunnel of trees scenic heritage route.



Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Address: 6696 Lower Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Directions: From Harbor Springs, take M-119 northwest 3.8 miles to Lower Shore Drive. Follow Lower Shore Drive for ½ mile. The preserve is on the left.

Trail Hours: April 15 - November 15 – Daily 10 am to sunset.

Nature Center Hours Memorial:   Labor Day- October 23– Weekends Only, 10 am - 7 pm



Here is a trail map of Thorne Swift Nature Center.  There are restrooms and a cute nature center to visit!


2. Visit Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs Michigan

Pond Hill Farm Address: 5699 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

What is there to do in Pond Hill Farm? Check out their new large outdoor Biergarten for food, beer, wine and hard cider! Walk around their farm and enjoy the gnome house hunt through the woods! There's also a fabulous pumpkin patch in the fall and a playground for kids. 


Oh, and the critters!  We loved seeing the sheep, goats and pigs at Pond Hill Farm. So cute!


Pond Hill Farm has a cute café to grab lunch, drinks or snacks!  You can also wine taste!

So, while driving the tunnel of trees this Michigan fall, stop in to Pond Hill Farm!

Pin This Michigan Tunnel of Trees Page!

3. Stop in Good Hart Michigan Along the Tunnel of Trees Northern Michigan


We love pulling over in Good Hart to visit the General Store, A Studio and Primitive Images while touring the Michigan tunnel of trees scenic heritage route.




There's so many fun shops to explore and purchase homemade goods, home décor and novelty items to remember your trip to the Michigan tunnel of trees!

There are porta-johns at the back (left side) of the General Store.



Visit A Studio while in Good Hart Michigan.  They have lots of fun home décor items, artwork, clothing, blankets and gifts!



How cute is Primitive Images!  They have cute home décor, tea tastings and Michigan gifts. Come explore Good Hart today!


4. Final Stop: Legs Inn in Cross Village Michigan

6425 N Lake Shore Dr, Cross Village, MI 49723

While driving the Michigan Tunnel of Trees you are bound to get hungry! 

Housemade Polish cuisine is Legs Inn's specialty, but you will find a wide variety of American dishes, including locally-caught Great Lakes Whitefish on their menu. The Great Lakes Smoked Whitefish (served with crackers) is awesome! 

The last time we were there we shared the Old World Sampler so we could try Pierogis, Kabanosy (Polish Sausage) and Bigos (Hunter's Stew).

  • Check out their incredibly eclectic interior!  There's everything from disco balls to totem poles decorating every inch of this outrageous Michigan restaurant.



NOTE: Legs Inn doesn't take reservations, so we recommend getting there about an hour before you are starving to death so you can wander through their two gift shops while you wait for your table - there's one inside the main restaurant and another across the street. 



We absolutely love wandering around their "backyard." The views of Lake Michigan are incredible and the staff at Legs Inn in Cross Village take great pride in their colorful gardens. 



Legs Inn in Cross Village is seasonal and is scheduled to close October 24. We recommend visiting their webpage prior to visiting to make sure they are open and their hours.


5. Tunnel of Trees Michigan Hotels


If you are wondering where to stay while touring the tunnel of trees, check out these two interesting lodging options in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Boyne Highlands - 600 Highland Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

We recommend staying at the Boyne Highlands resort as they have a super cool chairlift so you can have a panoramic view of the fall colors, walking trails, zip lines, an in-house lounge for meals or drinks and so many things to do while you are vacationing in Northern Michigan. Be sure to visit the Tunnel of Trees this Michigan Fall!

Colonial Inn - 210 Artesian Ave, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Open mid May through late October, this lovely Inn offers gas fireplaces in some rooms, a swimming pool, indoor spa and fitness room.  The lovely rooms at The Colonial Inn Hotel have porches and balconies overlook their spacious grounds. This historic inn (1894) is a lovely place to stay on your summer or fall Michigan vacation.


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