Michigan roads can be pretty bad at times.

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add into the mix constant construction and road closures it's easy to shake your head at the idea of taking a long road trip across our great state.

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But if you're open to adventure and are willing to spend some money on gas and snacks then you should buckle up for some adventure.

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I've been talking to my wife Lindsey about taking a road trip this summer to explore different spots in Michigan we've never been before.

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One place we thought of was Pictured Rocks in Munising.

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It looks so beautiful and you can't go wrong when you're spending your time in the water.

If we did the road trip from Grand Rapids to Munising it would be 360 miles long and take around five and a half hours to get there.

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This trip to Pictured Rocks would be the longest road trip I've ever taken in Michigan which then got my wondering what is the longest possible road trip across Michigan.

I spent some time on google maps and this is what I came up with.

This Is Michigan's Longest Road Trip

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If you were to start out in Michigan's south east side in the city of Erie and head north it would take you 630 miles and almost 10 hours to get there.

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The average new vehicle can get up to 350 miles per fill up which means it would take almost two tanks off gas to get there and another two to get home.

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Add in several stop for the bathroom and to stretch your legs and I'm guessing it would take us 11 hours.

Now before you buckle up and begin this long road trip across Michigan take a second to look at how cheap gas used to be.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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