America's Best Spring Drives
Brockway Mountain Drive, Michigan
The Route: 9 miles.
This short and sweet scenic drive atop the spine of Brockway Mountain (the highest road in the Midwest) offers sweeping views of Lake Superior and the jagged cliffs along the Upper Michigan coastline. With more than 700 types of wildflowers—not to mention patches of wild strawberries—Brockway is the region’s prime springtime floral spot.
Where to Stop: Along the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the site of orchids and running rivers. Migrating hawks linger around the bird-watching point, most notably in mid-April.