Michigan Highway 201 is a spur north toward the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, on the northwestern edge of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Leelanau State Park lies at the northern tip of the Peninsula, and though Michigan Highway 201 doesn't last until the State Park, it will at least put you on the right road to get you there. Michigan Highway 201's southern terminus is the northern apex of Michigan Highway 22, where Michigan Highway 22 turns from northeasterly to southerly. From there, Michigan Highway 201 heads north, reaching the town of Northport within a fraction of a mile. The signage for Michigan Highway 201 is helpful for those figuring out how to snake their way through the streets of Northport, while staying on the northward course bound for Leelanau State Park. The state route designation only lasts for the first 1.6 miles north from Michigan Highway 22, though; the remaining seven miles to Leelanau State Park are locally maintained. The northern endpoint of Michigan Highway 201 is unceremonious, at a random point 1.6 miles north of its inception.
My photo of Michigan Highway 201 signage comes from its southern terminus along Michigan Highway 22. This photo contains a classic case of people thieving Michigan Highway 22 signs; because Michigan Highway 22 is such a famed scenic highway, people like to collect and display their Michigan Highway 22 memorabilia, whether or not it was legally obtained. So there's supposed to be a Michigan Highway 22 marker on the right side, above the right arrow. The guide assembly depicted faces west so that Michigan Highway 22 travelers on the northeasterly segment will know that their route turns to the south soon. It also indicates that Michigan Highway 201 begins with a turn to the left (north) just ahead. This photo was taken in March 2018 during a very snowy trip around the Traverse City area.