We happened upon the red bench during our first trip to the area on October 20, 2019. We noticed the clear view of the lake on our scenic drive on M119 and decided to stop for fresh air and pictures. Thank you so much for the cute history of the bench. I posted some of my photos on social media, and quite a few people who have travelled M119 many times were unaware of the red bench, and thankful for our accidental visit.

Michaelina, 2019

Becky, 2018

Visited the bench today with my son, Curtis and granddaughter, Lillianne. Beautiful drive through the Tunnel of Trees. I loved the story and legacy regarding the Red Bench. Thank you again and take care.

Becky Butler


Curtis & Lillianne, 2018

Carol & Eric, 2012

Carol & Eric, 2012

We were there at your red bench on Wednesday August 21, 2013!!! Loved the story of the bench and the view!!! We were on a little trip up to the Bridge and stopped at the Harley shop and they told us to do the ”Tunnel of Trees” ride. FANTASTIC what a beautiful ride and great views. Thank you for letting us use your bench for a few minutes to rest. Love it!!

Donn and Cindy Mosier
Dowagiac, Mi