Michigan Highway 83 is a short north-south highway east and southeast of Saginaw. The only town the route passes through, between its two endpoints, is Frankenmuth, an interesting town indeed! Frankenmuth is famous for its proudly-displayed German heritage and devotion to all things pertaining to Christmas. The northern end is at a northwest-southeast diagonal portion of Michigan Highway 15, at an intersection near Reese that's just south of Michigan Highway 81. The southernmost extent of Michigan Highway 83 bends westerly at the same point where Michigan Highway 54 bends westerly; Michigan Highway 54 comes in from the south. Michigan Highways 54 and 83 ride together westerly into Birch Run, and into the sunset. Both routes end at the same point along Interstate 75 in Birch Run.
My photo of Michigan Highway 83 shows the northernmost extent of the route, and the first southbound reassurance marker. Travelers entering Michigan Highway 83 will see this reassurance marker once they have completed the turn off of Michigan Highway 15, at that northern terminus. Frankenmuth lies several miles ahead, into the photo's background. This photo was taken in April 2021, late into a trip that covered Metro Detroit and the Michigan Thumb.
Here are a few more photos taken along Michigan Highway 83:
The northern end of Michigan 83 is here in this photo. I didn't find a northern end marker here at this junction with Michigan 15, but that doesn't mean there isn't one there now.
Michigan 83 heads south toward Michigan 46, just south of the northern end of Michigan 83 at Michigan 15.
Michigan 83 continues south beyond Michigan 46 north of Frankenmuth.
A southbound Michigan 83 turns westerly, as Michigan 54 comes from the south to do the same. Both routes run westward into the sunset together, ending soon at Interstate 75 in Birch Run.