About Old Mission Peninsula Scenic Drive
Embark on a captivating journey along the Old Mission Peninsula scenic drive via Center Road (aka Highway M37), a road that gracefully winds through this slender strip of land. As you traverse this route, you’ll be enchanted by the rolling hills adorned with vineyards and orchards that paint a vivid picture of seasonal beauty. The road reveals stunning vistas that offer glimpses of both West and East Grand Traverse Bay. Along your exploration, you’ll have the pleasure of encountering ten distinct wineries, each offering a taste of the region’s finest wines against the backdrop of this breathtaking landscape.
About halfway up, you’ll find a handful of restaurants near Bowers Harbor where you can savor local flavors. Along the way, you’ll discover you need a bumper sticker that says ‘I break for Farm Stands’. Be sure to bring cash in small denominations so you buy goodies at self-serve stands. Your journey culminates at the tip of the peninsula, where the historic Mission Point Lighthouse museum, park, and tranquil beach create a serene finale, inviting you to soak in the harmonious blend of history and nature at the meeting point of land and water.