Cross Village Township


Readmond Township


Friendship Township


West Traverse Township


Emmet County Lakeshore Association



Michigan Department of Transportation


Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians


Emmet County


Little Traverse Conservancy



Mission Statement

Recognizing the unique value of M-119 and the area surrounding the roadway, the M-119 Heritage Route Management Plan will strive to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural, scenic, and cultural character of the M-119 Heritage Route.


The M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route Committee is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the scenic, cultural, natural, and historic characteristics of the M-119 corridor through Friendship, Readmond, West Traverse, and Cross Village Townships. The Committee is made up of representatives from four townships and the Emmet County Lakeshore Association. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the Emmet County Planning, Zoning, and Construction Resources, and the Michigan Department of Transportation are active partners in the Committee’s activities.

Goals and Objectives

  • Promote Preservation and Conservation of the Tunnel of Trees for Balanced Growth and Development
  • Promote Wise Land Use Development
  • Prevent Intrusions to the Scenic Character
  • Balance Roadside Safety with Aesthetics
  • Promote Appropriate Use of the Corridor and Alternative Routes
  • Education
This page last updated on 12/17/2018.
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M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route Committee Meetings

The second Tuesday in the months of January, April, May, June, July, August, September and October at 9:30 am at various locations. Please note the meeting announcements on the main webpage.