SR 37 starts out scenic, rolling hills and developes into sweepers the farther north you drive.
There are many parks and roadside businesses to stop for food, lunch and a swim in a pond or river.
If you continue further north along SR 37 from Mesick, you can enter big sweeping roads up to Traverse City.
- Rider from Canton, MI (/12)
It's not called State Route 37.
All road signs and documentation will show M-37 or M37.
- Anonymous (10/6/09)
A beautiful scenic cruise through central Michigan.
Winding state highway, through Manistee National Forest. Good ride anytime!
- Gary Main (1/15/09)
As of the summer 2008, the pavement is brand new asphalt and a joy to ride.
Though there are some sweeping turns and elevation changes, the road is otherwise fairly straight.
There are simultaneous views of both bays at times.
There are several wineries to tour along the way.
Also, be sure to stop in at the Old Mission General store near the northern end of the road and ask the older, somewhat colorful, proprietor to tell you the story about when Babe Ruth stayed there.
- Anonymous (11/14/08)
From the Lighthouse Park at the Northern tip of the Old Mission peninsula, take M37 south through the rolling orchard country.
The road here is pretty straight and the pavement not great (such is Michigan), but you will emerge along the coast of East Grand Traverse Bay for a few miles of coastal riding before returning to Traverse City.
- Steve Proctor (11/2/07)