Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Empire, Michigan, USA
This iconic roadway, with its “scenic vistas and gentle curves”, is located off state highway M-109 between Empire and Glen Arbor. It runs for 7.4 miles through forest and dunes areas, providing access to scenic overlooks of the Lake Michigan shoreline and the surrounding park land.
The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a popular scenic route within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in western Northern Michigan.
Interpretive markers along the roadway are keyed to the National Park Service’s printed guide to the drive. Over 80,000 vehicles make the trip, in addition to bicyclists, hikers and skiers who use the road each year.
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