Michigan Highway 32 is the second-most northerly east-west state highway spanning nearly the entire width of the northern Lower Peninsula. (The northernmost is Michigan Highway 68, and the shoreline route US Route 23 lies even farther north.) The highway connects Charlevoix on the western shore (via Michigan Highway 66) to Alpena on the eastern shore; however, the western end is just shy of Charlevoix at a town called East Jordan. From that western end at Michigan Highway 66, Michigan Highway 32 heads east, crossing Interstate 75 at Gaylord. It picks up Michigan Highway 33 for a short concurrency at Atlanta. Finally, Michigan Highway 32 meets its eastern end at US Route 23 in Alpena, a city on the shores of Lake Huron.
My photo of Michigan Highway 32 comes from a junction with US Route 131 west of Gaylord. Michigan Highway 32 comes from the east and joins US Route 131 for a short distance at the spot where I got this shot. The sign assembly in the photo is a pair of reassurance markers for both routes that have just begun to share a concurrency. Northbound traffic leaving this intersection now know that this is the way for US Route 131 north and Michigan Highway 32 west. This photo was taken just before sunset on a day in August 2020, as I was vacationing. I was between stops at Mackinac Island and Traverse City.
Here are some more photos from Michigan Highway 32:
Michigan Highway 32, heading west, is about to join US Route 131 north for a short spell, south of Boyne Falls.
Michigan Highway 32's westbound reassurance marker leaving the interchange with Interstate 75 in Gaylord.
Michigan Highway 33 westbound at the junction with Interstate 75 in Gaylord.
Michigan Highway 32 in eastern Otsego County.
Michigan 33 joins Michigan 32 westbound into Atlanta, Michigan.
The western split of Michigan 32 and Michigan 65 near Lachine.
The eastern junction with Michigan Highway 65, looking west.
The eastern end marker for Michigan Highway 32, as the route meets US Route 23 in Alpena.