US-2 Top of the Lake Scenic Byway is located in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, running 96 miles from St. Ignace to Thompson, following Lake Michigan’s picturesque north shore. This byway showcases how the Upper Peninsula is the “purest of Pure Michigan” through the scenic vistas, cultural landmarks and recreational opportunities found along the way.

In early 2017 a group of local leaders came together to plan for and promote the highway.

In October 2017, MDOT designated this section of US-2 as a Pure Michigan Scenic Byway. The US-2 Top of the Lake Scenic Byway Advisory Committee meets regularly to discuss promotion of the byway. Please contact the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission for more information.