Scenic Hero

Scenic Michigan developed the Scenic Hero award to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations and communities that make a significant and lasting contribution to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the scenic character of Michigan’s roads and communities. Please let us know who you think is doing good work around the state. At the very least, we’d like to learn more and explore opportunities to support their efforts. Email our Executive Director, Erica Briggs, at erica@scenicmichigan.org with nominations or information.

2018 Scenic Hero

2017 Scenic Hero

News and Updates

Celebrating the “Magic of the Open Road” with Revival of the National Scenic Byways Program

By News, Scenic Byways

Your support at work! Thank you, supporters of Scenic Michigan and Scenic America. We celebrate the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Feb. 16, 2021 announcement of 49 new designations to the America’s Byways® program, including 15 All-American Roads (AAR) and 34 National Scenic Byways (NSB) in 28 states.  Michigan’s Copper Country Trail, River Road Scenic Byway…

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2020 Scenic Michigan Photo Contest Winners

By News

We received over 1,400 entries this fall from photographers all across our beautiful state, showcasing everything from Michigan’s inland lakes, rivers, and country roads to our signature sand dunes, starry nights, and spectacular Great Lakes.  Selecting just six winners was a daunting task, but we’re excited to announce this year’s…

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In Billboard Company’s Challenge to a Michigan Sign Ordinance, the Sixth Circuit Finds That Content-Based Commercial Speech Regulations Are Now Subject to Strict Scrutiny

By Billboards and Sign Control, News

Source Rocky Mountain Sign Law , Author Brian J. Connolly on September 15, 2020 A billboard company’s challenge to the Troy, Michigan sign variance standards–which we reported on three years ago–has now resulted in an appellate decision that has the potential to greatly change commercial speech regulation as we know it.  Two…

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