12 Midwest Backroad Scenic Drives
Leelanau County, Michigan
The drive: All along the Leelanau Peninsula (the triangle of land that juts into Lake Michigan northeast of Traverse City), vineyards and orchards ripple across the hills.
Worth a stop: One of the most special places to drink in the scenery is Omena Cut Flowers (left), 7 miles north of Suttons Bay (which is a cute town in its own right). At this 1-acre family farm, which sits right on the Lake Michigan shore, visitors can wander among 23 gardens to pick their own buckets of flowers. Open May to October. (231) 271-6432; omenacutflowers.com
For information: Contact the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau. (800) 940-1120; traversecity.com