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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2007
August 25, 2013
Didnt ride from Coldwater(live in Monroe),but got…
January 18, 2010
I like to get off of US 12 at Walter J. Hayes…
Written DirectionsStarting in Coldwater, MI, head east about 50 miles to M52. Turn North on M52 and follow it through Chelsea. Continue north on M52 past Chelsea, turn right on Werkner road. This is where the best riding in Michigan is at. Follow this to North Territorial road. Turn right and go for a couple of miles and take a left on Hankerd Rd. This road turns into Glenbrook rd. Turn right on Patterson Lake Rd to Hell, MI.
SceneryThis route takes you from Coldwater, MI to the interesting "Hell", MI. US 12 is formerly known as the Saulk trail. This road was first a path used by the Indians as the major route between Detroit and Chicago.
Notice the many road stone markers that are positioned off of the road up on the right or ways that was used back in the day to mark the road when the road was in disrepair travelers would depend on the markers to help the guide the way.
Heading east from Coldwater, Stop by Cement City. There is a motorcycle dealership adjacent to a motorcycle bar.
Traveling Further east on us 12, you will drive right by Michigan international race track. On non race weekends, you can drive right through the track complex.
Now this is where the riding gets good...
Going north on 52 past Chelsea, the roads in the Pinckney State Recreation Area are probably the best riding that Michigan has to offer. They feature tight twisties and wilderness rivers and lakes. The entire Pinckney Rec area paved roads are all good to ride.
Drive EnjoymentFrom Chelsea to Hell is laced with twisties and tight roads through the Pinckney Rec area. All the roads in this area are fun to ride. Note: If you were to draw a triangle from East of Jackson to Fowlerville to Hell, this a very good area for riding. The Metropolitan recreation area roads are all kept small but paved.
Tourism OpportunitiesMeet at the Dinosaur! There is camping in Irish Hills area which is a summer vacation spot.
There is camping in the Pinckney State Recreation Area as well. There are numerous hole in the wall restaurants and bars around the route.
Near by is the Town of Fowlerville which hosts the famed Easy Riders Rodeo in late August.