Buckle up! We're is behind the wheel for some 4 wheel-drive action up north in the Manistee National Forest.

A weekend trip looking to get off the highway hit paydirt (and some mud) on Michigan's  seasonal roads in the Manistee National Forest in Newago and Ludington.

Ride along in the video above and check out the slightly smudged photos in the grungy gallery below.

If you'd like to plan your own weekend joyride, get a Jeep and download the maps from the USDA Forest Service.