Scenic Heritage Route
The Mission Statement:
"To identify, preserve, enhance, and promote the scenic, agricultural, and rural characteristics of the M-37 Corridor in Peninsula Township."
Because of the scenic attributes of inherent beauty and the rural characteristics displayed along this particular stretch of M-37, a concerned group of Peninsula Township residents and Township officials began investigating the possibility of officially acknowledging the distinctiveness of this segment of roadway by designating it as a Michigan Scenic Heritage Route. This distinction would ensure the residents of Peninsula Township that this roadway, which links Old Mission Peninsula to Traverse City and other surrounding communities and acts as the underpinning for the pastoral character of the Township, would remain true to this character and would be managed in a manner that showcases the inherent qualities of Old Mission Peninsula.