If you were to draw lines on a map between Arcadia, Frankfort, and Thompsonville you will create a triangle in the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula. In the middle of the triangle in the southern part of Benzie County, strange things happen on a rural stretch of road. Where Putney Road meets up to M-22 gravity works backward. if you stop on the hill and put your car in neutral it will roll uphill.
The easiest way to find Putney Road is from M-22. About halfway between Arcadia and Frankfort take County road 602 also known as Joyfield Road to the East. About 2 miles down the road you will come to Blaine Christian Church on the corner of Joyfield and Putney Road. Take a right heading south on Putney Road. when you get to the curve in the road you can turn around and then head back north on Putney and stop when you get to the yellow sign that shows a stop sign ahead. Leave your car running so the steering and brakes work and then put your car in neutral and it will roll up the hill. You can see it in the photo I posted and you can see the road goes up and only the top of the stop sign on Joyfield road is visible. I am not sure how to explain it but it’s the strangest feeling to roll uphill. If you do it, please be careful. It’s not a busy road, but I think it is Illegal to roll or coast on a public road in Michigan.
There is also another mystery gravity hill near Rose City. you can find info and directions to it in the Lost In Michigan book HERE
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