|The Gregarious Roadtripper
|Roadtripping US-12 across southern Michigan
Description: Between the state line near Michiana and the interchange with I-94 near New Buffalo, US 12 forms a
portion of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour (LMCT). The full length of the highway in the state is also a Pure Michigan
Historic Byway. Outside of the various cities, most of US 12 is a rural, two-lane state highway. One section runs
concurrently with I-94 south of Ypsilanti. From there eastward, the US 12 is a divided highway and then a boulevard
into the Detroit area.
Roadtrip Culture: Don’t be afraid to go into a dive bar, those guys know how
to have fun. Don’t be afraid to leave quietly if you see drugs or ill-tempered drunks.
All across the state US-12 is known as either Michigan Ave. or the Chicago Road.