Michigan: a coastal journey via Route 31

2032/06/30 - Route 31, along the aquamarine beauty of Lake Michigan, gives a whole new meaning to the coastal road trip. The approximately 330-mile route runs north from St. Joseph, through Traverse City and up to Charlevoix and Mackinaw City. In addition to being peppered with E.V. charging stations, the journey has miles of stunning beaches, state parks, charming communities and rural landscapes complete with orchards and vineyards. There are almost too many stops worth making, from hikes along the dunes in Muskegon State Park to must-eat cherry pies from the Cherry Hut in Beulah. Don’t miss grabbing a bushel of Red Haven peaches and watching the sunset on the beach at Grand Haven State Park, and celebrate your arrival in Charlevoix at the Earl hotel. While your car is charging, the rooftop Hi Bar provides excellent views of Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix.