View Full Version : Tunnel of trees State route 119

02-24-2011, 08:53 AM
State Route 119
From: Harbor Springs

To: Cross Village

Length: 20 miles

Type: Paved

Known as the tunnel in the trees, this road hugs the edge of the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, and in summer does seem like a tunnel in the canopy of the surrounding trees.

Worthwhile stops:
Numerous beaches line the lakefront.
Stop in to The Leggs In Bar /Restaurant for Kick Butt Polish food And beers. Smoked White fish to die for!
My Crew Calls it Michigans Dragon There is about 20 miles of tight curves Much fun to be had just watch out for traffic, driveways and crude in the corners after a rain.

This is in the tip of the Mitt in the north west corner. After you get all fat and happy at the Leggs inn you can go for another short ride straight north of Cross Village to the Big Mac bridge

Gas Man
02-24-2011, 09:13 AM
I've done this ride... last year with caveman. It's such a nice ride...

Couple pics


02-24-2011, 09:16 AM
Been there several times. Just gotta watch the sand and motorhomes.

02-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Nice Pics !

Yeah crud in the corners can make ol mr winky pucker up....lol Especially after a rain.

Leggs inn Is probably my favorite pub and grub in the state. Awesome view on the back patio over looking the lake while drinking polish beers. Doesn't get much better in this state.

02-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Leggs is awesome but, the TOT sucks IMO traffic and sand makes for nothing more then a slow senic ride.
For a 3 plus hour ride to get there, I'd rather go south/east to hocking hills Oh, many more roads less traffic and perfect conditions.

02-24-2011, 04:10 PM
I like it but I'd much rather go south with that kind of time to spare.

dave the welder
02-26-2011, 07:11 PM
its a nice ride if you are in the area have done it twice in the last 2 years always first sun in oct w/ guys i work with its part of our color ride

dirty dave
02-27-2011, 03:29 PM
Looks awesome does any one have a detailed map or gps cordinates?

02-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Looks awesome does any one have a detailed map or gps cordinates?


03-09-2011, 08:58 PM

here's a short vid of some of it. :)

Yes, the narrowness of the road and the trees is unique to MI but honestly there are far better roads south of there around Central Lake and East Jordan.
Just sayin...


03-10-2011, 08:57 AM
Any one doing this ride, should try a pot pie from Hart Store, call in Harbor Springs, and it's ready when you get there! They are great! Wife and I rode up late last year JUST for one. 400 mls round trip, got there, ate, turned back south. :)