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Fall 2008 eZINE About Backyard Excursions Backyard Excursions provides a rich variety of destinations, attractions, family activities, romantic getaways, accommodations, entertainment, shopping, tours, museums, sports, recreational activities and more, all in “your own BACKYARD.”

Travel Ideas Resource Guide The Backyard Excursions Travel Ideas Resource Guide is designed to be a “grab and go” travel guide. You will want to refer to it often when making your travel plans.

Seasonal eZINE This publication, the Backyard Excursions Seasonal eZINE, is published four times per year and focuses on things to do during that season. Here we will share dozens of travel tips, mini getaways, out-of-the-way places and events, festivals and fairs.

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Contents How to Use This eZine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fantastic Fall Fun in Harvest-Style Abundance . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Iceman Cometh Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Want More Travel Ideas? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Reasons to Visit Backyard Excursions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mastadons at Phillips Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Calling All History Buffs! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Announcing the Summer 2008 Mystery Destination . . . . . . 10 Enter the Fall 2008 Mystery Destination Contest . . . . . . . . 11 Get More Ideas for Travel Fun! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kent Harvest Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fall Steam Weekend & Coal Miner’s Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Outdoor Adventure with Sandy Korners Jeep Tours . . . . . . 14 Cider Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 On the cover: Winding path shows off beautiful fall colors. Photo courtesy of Charlevoix Area Visitors Bureau. When it’s close-to-home travel destinations you’re looking for, check out

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Fantastic Fall Fun in Harvest-Style Abundance

30th Annual Apple Festival October 10-12, 2008 East Park, Charlevoix, MI 49720 This festival honors local orchards which bring the fall harvest to you. Enjoy over 30 varieties of apples, hot food and fresh cider. There’s also a fine arts & crafts show with a petting zoo and pony rides for the children. For more information, call 800.951.2101/231.547.2101. Map: K-8

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Fall Harvest Celebration September 26-27, 2008 American Countryside Farmer’s Market, 27751 CR 26, Elkhart, IN 46517 Blue skies . . . fresh crisp air . . . and splashes of color in the trees. Fall produce is abundant, live music has toes tapping, antique tractors keep the men folk happy and kids are busy with pumpkin painting, face painting, carriage rides, carnival rides, and yummy treats. For more information, call 877.782.7386/574.296.7827. Map: K-19

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Annual Frankenmuth Oktoberfest September 18-21, 2008 Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 Enjoy German entertainment, food, dancing, amusement rides and authentic Oktoberfest German-brewed beer direct from the Hofbräuhaus brewery in Munich. For more information, call 800.FUN.Fest. Map: P-13

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Crisp autumn weather and brilliant colors beckon us to the great outdoors to enjoy the many fall festivites. Here are just a few that will get you eating fresh apples and maybe even dancing.

Autumn Harvest September 19-November 9, 2008 Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, IN 46222 The Hilbert Conservatory will be transformed into an idealized country scene. Take a stroll through the old red barn; learn why leaves change colors; take a break and sit down underneath the fall trees by the small “watering hole;” look for “Tiger Cub” corn and “Big Moon” pumpkins. For more information, call 317.630.2001. Map: K-25

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Color Fall September 13-October 31, 3008 Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 This annual celebration of the autumn season features hundreds of flowering plants in both interior and exterior areas. Color tours, tram rides and seasonal children’s activities offer a unique way to experience autumn. For more information, call 888.957.1580. Map K-15

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Honey Harvest Festival Every Saturday in September 2008 Clovermead Bees and Honey, Aylmer, Ontario Canada Watch a honey harvest, beeswax candlemaking and a bee beard demonstration. Enjoy wagon and train rides, face painting, honey tasing and live music. For more information, call 519.773.5503. Map: U-14

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Whodunit? ICEMAN COMETH Challenge

The Science of Solving Crimes Now-January 4, 2009 Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Something has gone terribly wrong at the Memory Diner! Police have discovered a dead body while investigating a robbery. We need your help to determine “Whodunit?”

Listen to eyewitness testimony. Search the alley for tire tracks, blood patterns and trace materials. Then, head to the crime lab to analyze the physical evidence. Visit the autopsy theater and use the tools in the scientist’s toolbox to deduce who’s innocent and who’s not! For more information, call 616.456.3977. Map: K-15

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November 8, 2008

This grueling 27-mile off-road bicycle race takes racers through the Pere Marquette State Forest between Traverse City and Kalkaska, Michigan. Rain, sunshine, sleet, snow or ice – nothing stops this race, which attracts nearly 2,500 cyclists and 4,000 spectators from across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, call 231.803.4259. Map: K-9

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MASTODONS

at Phillips Park

Phillips Park Zoo, 1000 Ray Moses, Aurora, IL 60505 The visitor center at Phillips Park houses numerous educational exhibits and displays including mastodon bones that were discovered in the 1930s while digging out what is now Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park. Mastodons first appears about 20 million years ago and became extinct about 10,000 years ago. They were slightly smaller than the modern day elephant and had shaggy coats of fur. It is estimated that an average size mastodon weighed in at 4-6 tons. The mastodon skull on exhibit weighs approximately 188 pounds. See the “mastodon dig” statue just outside the visitor center that commemorates finding the mastodon bones. While you are there, visit the Phillips Park Zoo, located in historic Phillips Park.

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Calling All History Buffs! River of Time Living History Encampment September 26-28, 2008 Veterans Memorial Park, 800 John Kennedy Dr., Bay City, MI 48708 Started in 1990, the River of Time Living History Encampment is a free educational event for people of all ages and draws re-enactors from around the Midwest who come to dress and live the roles of folks from a more simplistic, if sometimes more difficult time. In the outdoor setting on the bank of the Saginaw River, you can visit historical camps, see live reenactments, witness skirmishes, shop Sutlers’ Row and taste old-fashioned kettle korn and root beer. Shuttle buses run daily from the parking lot located north of the bridge. For more information, call 989.893.5733.

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Trail of History October 18-19, 2008 Glacial Park, Ringwood, IL 60072 This annual living history event portrays life from 1670 to 1850 in the former Northwest Territory. A one mile journey through the glaciated landscape of Glacial Park with interpreter stops along the way bring guests further back in time until they reach the display of early settler life. Considered one of the premier living history events in the Midwest, interpreters from across the county are selected based on their ability to accurately portray life in 18th and 19th century America. Activities include historical kitchen, military tactics, children’s games, musicians, traders, food and entertainment. For more information, call 815.338.6223.

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View first hand what life in the 17th, 18th and 19th century was like at these great fall celebrations. You don’t have to be a history buffs to enjoy the many planned activities which include historical events, period fashion, traders, food and much more.

150th Anniversary Celebration of the Lincoln/Douglas Debates September 20-21, 2008 County Fairgrounds, Charleston, IL 61920 2008 marks the sesquicentennial of the Lincoln/Douglas debates and the communities where those debates took place are planning to commemorate this on Saturday with a 4K run/walk that follows part of the original parade route taken by the candidates, tours of the Lincoln Douglas Museum, an art fair with 19th century-style artisans, period musicians and performers. The senate candidates will be available in their respective campaign tents to discuss the important issues of the day. On Sunday, you can tour Charleston’s downtown square and historic homes where Lincoln and Douglas once visited. For more information, call 217.348.0430.

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Train Robbery and Civil War Camp September 13-14, 2008 Coldwater Train Depot 29 W. Park Avenue, Coldwater, MI 49036 The full-size steam engine #110 will be pulling the train as the robbers once again try to steal the payroll! This time the troops from the North will be camping at the station and will defend the train! Great fun for one and all and a chance to enjoy a trip back in time with both the train and the Civil War Encampment. For more information, call 260.316.0529.

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Announcing the Summer 2008 Mystery Destination

Best Western

Splash Park Inn in Ludington, Michigan

And the Winner is... The winner of the Summer 2008 Mystery Destination contest was Mary Trakszelis of Elmwood Park, Illinois. Her name was drawn at random from all correct submissions received. She won a two night stay in a two-room family whirlpool suite with full access to the indoor waterslide, pool, fitness room and breakfast each morning courtesy of the Best Western Splash Park Inn; family admission to the Amber Elk Ranch; 16” pizza with two toppings, bread sticks and a two-liter pop courtesy of Spanky’s Pizza and Restaurant. The total value of the package was $315.00 (US).

Ludington, Michigan is a great place to take a family vacation and when Congratulations to Mary; we hope she and her you’re there, a great place family enjoy their to stay is the Best Western stay in Ludington, Splash Park Inn which Michigan. offers exceptionally clean amenities and, of course, an indoor water park with a new, huge 100’ figure-eight indoor waterslide that will provide hours of entertainment for the kids, while parents sit poolside and relax.

Best Western also offers an indoor hot tub, sauna and a free breakfast bar with waffles, cereals, donuts and pastries, juice, coffee, milk, toast and jellies, bagels and so much more. There is also a meeting room, arcade room, fitness room and outdoor playground and picnic area onsite. The Best Western Splash Park Inn is located at 5005 W. US-10 only a couple of minutes from downtown Ludington and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. It is also pet friendly. For more information, 866.832.7596. Less than five miles away is the 130-acre Amber Elk Ranch, home to herds of elk. Families can take a tour on a tractor-pulled wagon and see the elk up close. Visit the Amber Elk Ranch at www.amberelkranch.com. Ludington is a town that is enjoyable all year long. From sandy beaches to historic grand lighthouses to snowmobile trails. There are fun, entertaining attractions around every corner. While you’re there, don’t miss a tour of the two most popular lighthouses, the Big Sable Point Lighthouse in the Ludington State Park and downtown Ludington’s North Breakwater Lighthouse. Map: I-12 10   VISIT THE BACKYARD EXCURSIONS WEBSITE

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Enter the

Mystery Destination Contest Do you think you know your way around the Great Lakes states? Well, here’s your chance to prove it and possibly win a great prize.

If you can correctly identify the secret location, you could win a

Meet Pete, the Backyard Excursions Mystery Destination P.I. He will lead you closer and closer to the mystery destination by revealing a new clue each week to help you unmask the secret location.

wonderful trip to our mystery destination. The prize package includes:

Can you guess where Pete is? The mystery destination is

· One night stay in a family or whirlpool suite for four.

located somewhere within the Great Lakes states (Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana or Ohio) or Ontario, Canada. One thing we will guarantee you; the Mystery Destination IS listed in the current issue of the Backyard Excursions Travel Ideas Resource Guide and on www.backyardexcursions.com. There—we have practically given you the answer! The winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries received by midnight December 1, 2008.

Good luck and happy hunting.

· Four passes for putt-putt golf. · $10 in game tokens. · Large deluxe pizza and pitcher of pop. The total value of the package is $355.00 (US) and is good for any day of the week.

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Kent Harvest Trails

September 13-October 26, 2008 Grand Rapids, MI

Enjoy apples, straw jumps, hayrides, farm animals, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin picking, orchard tours, flower arranging, food and more as you visit one or all of the participating farms during the Kent Harvest Trails. This is a great time for families to get together, have fun, and learn – all at the same time. Visit any of the participating farms at any time, taking care to note the days and times each farm is open. Admission to some farms is free, while some have an admission charge. Most of the farms charge fees for special activities listed in the farm’s description. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home as they can disturb farm animals and operations. Hope to see you “down on the farm.”

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For more information, call 616.293.2600. Map: K-15

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13th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival October 9-12, 2008 Thunder Bay Recreation Center, Alpena, MI 49707 Come visit the lighthouses along eastern Michigan’s shoreline, from Saginaw to Mackinaw and enjoy the beautiful fall colors along the way! Boat tours to Middle Island Lighthouse and Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse will be available during this event, as well as a helicopter tour of up to five different lighthouses on Lake Huron. The main event is held inside at the Thunder Bay Recreational Center in Alpena where visitors will find historical, educational and entertainment venues, vendors/ crafters, coast guard exhibits and lighthouse exhibits as well as many special activities including silent auctions, a children’s auction, Sunday’s live auction with over 100 items to bid on, dinners, entertainment and much more! For more information, call 586.566.1603. Map: O-8

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Fall Steam Weekend and Coal Miner’s Festival October 3-5, 2008 Byesville Scenic Railway, Byesville, OH 43723 Climb aboard an authentic steam locomotive for a unique train excursion. Along the way, attendants, dressed as old-time coal miners, will narrate and talk about what it was like to work underground in the deep mines that once existed along the route. They will show actual coal mining tools and relics from the early 1900s. In addition to the live steam locomotive, an antique engine show will be held at the station, giving spectators a chance to view twocycle “hit and miss” engines from years past. For more information, call 800.933.5480. Map: U-23 Quick Link to Website

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Adventures ENJOY OUTDOOR

WITH SANDY KORNERS JEEP TOURS

If you’re looking for an adventurous vacation this fall, the perfect experience is waiting for you in Mears, Michigan – in the heart of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. During the respective tour, a caravan of climate-controlled Jeep Wrangler Rubicans, following a Sandy Korners guide, head out of town following both paved and unpaved routes. A smooth transition to 4WD becomes second nature after the first half an hour on the trail. It’s “tops off” for the Jeeps whenever weather permits – which adds to the overall wind-in-your-face experience.

Two-Hour Trail Ride Offered daily through November 2, this adventure through the Pere Marquette State Forest provides an opportunity to have the whole family immersed in the pure Michigan wilderness – safely. Driving through picturesque wooded trails, everyone will experience a little taste of off-roading fun, possibly some mud and maybe even a glimpse of Michigan wildlife.

Two-Day Fall Color Tour This 243-mile excursion travels along the colorful logging roads of the Manistee National Forest, through some of the most scenic regions of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Enjoy panoramic vistas and trails along historic rivers like the Pere Marquette, Pine and Manistee. This two-day adventure includes two meals, one nights lodging in Cadillac and the tour.

Four-Day Lake Superior Color Tour Those who can’t get enough of autumn will want to take advantage of this tour to the pristine Lake Superior region. You will visit the historic Whitefish Point Light Station, experience the sand blows along Lake Superior and jokingly try to find the ‘beaver dam.’ The package includes four nights accommodations in rustic cabins at a historic 100-year old lodge, overlooking a private lake and seven generous meals served family-style. No matter which tour fits your style on any give day, you’re sure to have an adventure of a lifetime. For more information, call 231.873.5048. Photos courtesy of xxxxxxx

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Cider Mills Delight the Senses This Fall

Did someone say “apples”? If you are looking for homegrown, great tasting apples, you do not need to look any further. Stop by and taste homegrown apples and freshly pressed cider! There is also a fun corn maze for the whole family to enjoy.

MICHIGAN Uncle John’s Cider Mill Back in the early 1900s, Uncle John’s Cider Mill was used as a cattle barn where cattle, sheep and draft horses were raised. Today, it has been converted to a cider mill where you can enjoy fresh cider, homemade donuts and caramel apples. 8614 N. US-127, St. Johns, MI 48879 989.224.3686 • www.ujcidermill.com Map: N-15

Dexter Cider Mill At the oldest operating cider mill in Michigan, they make cider the same way it was made 120 years ago pressing locally grown apples on an

old oak rack press, blending up to five different varieties of apples in every pressing.

3685 Central St., Dexter, MI 48130 734.426.8531 www.dextercidermill.com

Enjoy homemade apple nut bread, doughnuts, apple pies, apple strudel, apple turnovers and gingersnaps, frozen slushies (apple sauce through a straw), jellies and more.

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Heritage Farms Market Enjoy fresh pressed apple cider, fresh fruits and vegetables including apples, cherries, pumpkins, squash and so much more. 1858 S. Maple Island Rd., Fremont, MI 49412 • 231.854.FARM • www. heritagefarmsandmarket.com Map: J-14

Cider Mills Delight the Senses This Fall

Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery Enjoy freshly pressed cider, bakery goods, ice cream and wine made daily. 14921 Cleveland St., Spring Lake, MI 49456 • 616.84.CIDER www.vandermill.com Map: J-15

Husted Farm & Market Offering U-pick apples, orchard hayrides, homemade donuts, pies, caramel apples and cider. Fresh cider is made weekly with no preservatives or pasteurization. The bakery is open daily.

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9191 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 • 269.372.2605 www.hustedfarmmarket.com

Enjoy fresh pressed unpasteurized apple cider produced from homegrown apples, along with apple spice and pumpkin donuts. Cider pressing can be viewed through large windows.

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61475 Silver Lake Rd., South Lyon, MI 48178 • 888.824.3377 www.erwinorchards.com

Blake’s Orchard/Cider Mill

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Come and see cider being made and bottled, along with old-fashioned fudge, donuts and caramel apples. Take the kids to the Barnyard Funland where they can visit, pet and feed the farm animals. Kids can also enjoy a pony ride, train ride and the cornfield maze. 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada, MI 48005 • 586.784.5343 www.blakefarms.com Map: P-15

Photos courtesy of: (previous page - top left) Uncle John’s Cider Mill; (middle top) Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery; (middle bottom) Monroe’s Orchard & Farm Market; (top right) Eddy Fruit Farm; (bottom) Dexter Cider Mill; (top of page) Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill.

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OHIO Apple Hill Orchards Family-owned and operated orchard and farm market offering delicious cheese, meat and spreads from Amish country, a large selection of jams, jellies and apple butter, specialty items, gifts, candies, spices, pies, cookies, breads, muffins and apple donuts. Enjoy wagon tours, petting zoo, pick-yourown apples and pumpkins, moonlight hayrides, talks by Johnny Appleseed, pony rides and much more! 1175 Lex-Ontario Rd., Mansfield, OH 44903 • 888.277.5350 www.applehill.biz Map: S-21


Eddy Fruit Farm

MacQueen Orchards

Enjoy fresh sweet corn, vegetables, apple cider and grape juice, as well as apples, pears, peaches, grapes, plums, black berries, raspberries, pumpkins, maple syrup, honey, a variety of jelly and dressings and freshly baked pies and cookies.

Watch cider being made in the mill. Offering fruits, vegetables, jellies, jams, apple butter, honey, pickles, popcorn, cider. Bakery with homemade pies, sweet rolls, breads, donuts, cookies. Family operated since 1936.

12079 Caves Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 • 440.729.7842 www.eddyfruitfarm.com

7605 Garden Rd., Holland, OH 43528 419.865.2916 www.macqueenorchards.com

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Burnham Orchards Offering homegrown apples and berries, potatoes and tomatoes as well as novelty candy, olives, healthy snacks, sodas and salad dressings. Be sure to check out the wonderful selection of fresh pastries and breads located through the market. 8019 SR-113, Berlin Heights, OH 44814 • 419.588.2138 www.burnhamorchards.com

WISCONSIN

Bauman Orchards

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Offering locally grown apples, freshly pressed cider, yogurt, soaps, local honey, pumpkins, pottery, photography, fresh farm eggs, Amish butter and cheese, strawberries and more. 8820 N. Old SR-37, Bloomington, IN 47408 • 812.339.5006 www.musgraveorchard.com Map: J-27

Stroll through 75 acres of apple trees. Visit the petting zoo with goats and miniature ponies. Stop by the bakery for some homemade caramel apples, apple cookies, apple pies, apple cider, turnovers, fresh produce, specialty foods and baked goodies! 46054 Hwy. 171, Gays Mills, WI 54631 • 608.735.4625 www.flemingorchards.com

161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270 • 330.925.6861 • www.baumanorchards.com

Musgrave Orchard & Cider Mill

Fleming Orchards

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Watch cider being pressed and enjoy seasonal fruit, homemade pies and cookies. Children can enjoy a wagon ride into the orchard to pick apples, the hay maze and petting zoo.

INDIANA

Sunrise Orchards, Inc. Offers many varieties of apples, cider, specialty food, gift items as well as homemade bakery items including warm apple cider donuts. 48340 Hwy 171, Gays Mills, WI 54631 608.735.4645 www.sunriseapples.com Map: A-14

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