M-35 ALONG THE GREEN BAY SHORE
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Sawmill towns, now dwindled to a few stores and buildings, grew up where the Ford River and Cedar River empty into Green Bay. From Escanaba to Menominee today's M-35 parallels the lakeshore. It passes not only cottages and suburban homes but also five parks, some with camping, with trails and over four miles of public shoreline. Behind the sandy shoreline in many places are natural areas full of plants like the tall, weedy Aurelia sarsaparilla. These attract many butterflies - so many that they are often clearly visible from the highway when conditions are favorable in August and September.
M-35 from Menominee to Gladstone haqs been designated as the Hidden Coast Recreational Heritage Trail — not a bike path but a motor route with over 100 inventoried points of scenic and historic interest. Special signage will point them out.
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