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Welcome to fall in all its glory. This is a fall getaway like no other. An explosion of brilliant color makes our Victorian setting along the lake even more picturesque, even more inviting.

While summer here is spectacular and our winter ski season is awesome, many people consider fall the best time of all to visit. We think you’ll agree. The vibrant reds, oranges and golds stretch for as far as the eye can see. A color tour will put you in the midst of it, providing a lifetime of memories. While you’re here, enjoy the charm and hospitality of each of our resort communities that together make this area a Michigan treasure.


Biking Smoothly coast along our paved pathways as they wind through landscape that has come alive with magnificent fall color. Your ride will put you in the midst of the breathtaking hues that make autumn cycling here an unforgettable experience. • Bear River Valley Recreation Area Trail, Petoskey • Phase 1 of Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail, Boyne City • Little Traverse Wheelway, Charlevoix to Harbor Springs • North Western State Trail, Petoskey to Alanson • Mountain bike trails, various locations

Hiking Lace up your hiking boots, make sure your cell phone is charged (you’ll want to take a ton of pictures) and explore some of the most beautiful trails imaginable. • Avalanche Mountain Preserve, Boyne City • Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Petoskey • Little Traverse Conservancy, preserves throughout the area. Stop by the office at 3264 Powell Road in Harbor Springs for a mini guide. Or download the Conservancy app – search LTC Explorer. • Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center, Oden • Michigan State Parks, located throughout the area • North Central Michigan College, Petoskey • Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs

Golf In the fall, our immaculate greens are surrounded by a kaleidoscope of color. Along with lower rates, it’s easy to see why many people feel that fall is the best time to play our magnificent courses. Visit PetoskeyArea.com for a full list of courses.


Chairlift Rides A chairlift ride up and down Michigan’s most famous ski slopes gives you a bird’s eye view of miles upon miles of awesome color covering rolling, wooded hills. Boyne Highlands 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.3835 ~ bit.ly/BoyneHighlandsChairlift Boyne Mountain 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 231.549.7256 ~ bit.ly/BoyneMtChairlift

Ziplines A thrilling way to enjoy the color in our trees is to zip right though them. All the rides give you panoramic vistas. Some include views of Little Traverse Bay — and on a clear day, the Mackinac Bridge. Boyne Highlands Zipline Adventure 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.3835 ~ bit.ly/BoyneHighlandsZipline Boyne Mountain Zipline Adventure 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 231.549.7256 ~ bit.ly/BoyneMtZipline Wildwood Rush Canopy Tours 02575 Boyne City Road, Boyne City 231.582.3400 ~ wildwoodrush.com


Farm Markets Maybe it’s the crisp air. Perhaps it’s the incredible color. Whatever it is, there’s something about autumn that makes the fresh produce from our local farm markets even more delicious. So along with the views, make sure to take time for a taste of fall at these locations. Hayrides, apple cider and corn mazes can also be found at some of these locations. Bill’s Farm Market 4450 East Mitchell Road, Petoskey 231.347.6735 ~ billsfarmmarket.com Coveyou Scenic Farm 4160 U.S. 131 South, Petoskey 231.348.1278 ~ coveyouscenicfarm.com Friske Orchards 10743 North U.S. 31, near Charlevoix 231.599.2604 ~ friske.com

Pond Hill Farm 5699 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.FARM ~ pondhill.com The Pumpkin Barn 1880 West Sturgeon Bay Road, Levering 231.537.2941 Resort Gardens, LLC 940 Resort Pike Road, Petoskey 231.347.1754 Royal Farms Farm Market 10445 North US-31, Ellsworth 231.599.3222 ~ royalfarmsinc.com Uncle Frank’s Apple Town 4391 U.S. 31 North, Alanson


Wineries and Breweries Being outside in the fall air can build up a thirst. Whether you prefer a red or white from a local winery, or a cold one from a local craft brewery, we’ve got you covered. Beards Brewery 215 East Lake Street, Petoskey 231.753.2221 ~ beardsbrewery.com Cellars of Royal Farms 10445 North U.S. 31, Ellsworth 231.599.3222 ~ royalfarmsinc.com Crooked Vine Vineyards & Winery 8370 Lakeview Rd., Alanson 231.881.6582 ~ crookedvinewine.com Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery/ Tunnel Vision Brewery at Pond Hill Farm 5699 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs 231.526.3276 ~ harborspringswinery.com Mackinaw Trail Winery, Brewery & Vineyard 3423 U.S. 131, Petoskey 231.487.1910 ~ mackinawtrailwinery.com Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery 4454 Atkins Road, Petoskey 231.487.9058 ~ mmsyrup.com Petoskey Brewing 1844 M-119, Harbor Springs 231.753.2057 ~ petoskeybrewing.com


Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery 3720 Atkins Road, Petoskey 207A Howard Street, Petoskey (tasting room) 231.290.WINE (9463) ~ petoskeyfarms.com Resort Pike Cidery & Winery 3471 Resort Pike Road, Petoskey 231.753.2508 ~ resortpike.com Rudbeckia Farm & Winery/Burnt Marshmallow Brewery 3379 Lake Grove Road, Petoskey 231.622.4173 ~ rudbeckiafarm.com Seasons of the North Winery/Burt Lake Brewery 9090 W. M-68, Indian River 231.548.1280 ~ seasonsofthenorth.com Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen 112 South Park Street, Boyne City 231.497.6100 ~ stiggsbrewingcompany.com Walloon Lake Winery 3149 Intertown Road, Petoskey 231.622.8645 ~ walloonlakewinery.com


Tunnel of Trees

Tour A Tour B

Circle Lake Charlevoix Jordan River Valley Tour Surf and Turf Tri-County Tour


Tunnel of Trees

This tour has earned nationwide acclaim. As you tour, read the markers along the way for points of historical significance. Also, be sure to visit the shops in Hart and Cross Village, including a general store, antiques shop and art studios. They tend to close in mid-October. • Depart Harbor Springs north on M-119 through Cross Village • Continue on M-119 turning left on Lake Shore Drive to Lakeview Road at Sturgeon Bay • Continue on Lakeview, which becomes Gill Road • Choose Tour A or Tour B (through Mackinaw City) Tour A — 50 miles and about 1 1/4 hours drive time • On Gill Road, go 3 miles to Pleasantview Road (C-81) • Continue south on Pleasantview Road to M-119 • Turn right on M-119 to return to Harbor Springs Tour B — 110 miles and about 2 1/2 hours drive time • On Gill Road, go about five miles to Cecil Bay Road • Left on Cecil Bay, then right on Wilderness Park Drive • Left on Headlands to Central • Take the last left before I-75 (past Colonial Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City) • Cross under I-75 at the base of the Mackinac Bridge to US-23 • Continue on US-23 into Cheboygan • Turn right at M-27 through Indian River • Turn right on M-68 to Alanson • Turn left on US-31 to the outskirts of Petoskey • Turn right on M-119 to Harbor Springs For a map of attractions, visit bit.ly/TunnelofTrees.


Tunnel of Trees

Tour A Tour B

Circle Lake Charlevoix Jordan River Valley Tour Surf and Turf Tri-County Tour


Circle Lake Charlevoix

35 miles and about 50 minutes drive time. At Mount McSauba Park, explore sand dunes, hiking trails and the beach. • Depart Boyne City north on Lake Street (C-56) to US-31 • Turn left at US-31 for about one mile • Turn right on Mercer Boulevard and continue to the last street • Take a left at the end, then another left • Continue to Mount McSauba Road and turn right at the stop sign, returning to US-31 • Continue on US-31 straight into town • Depart Charlevoix on US-31 South to M-66 • Take a left into Ironton • Turn left and board the ferry (nominal fee) • Continue straight along Ferry Road to Boyne City

Jordan River Valley Tour

50 miles and about one hour drive time. Enjoy the spectacular scenic overlooks. • Depart Boyne Falls west along M-75 one mile to Deer Lake Road (C-48) and bear left • Stay left on C-48 into East Jordan • Turn left at M-66 • Turn left on Alba Road • Take a left at the junction of US-131 • Continue five miles to the Dead Man’s Hill turnoff and go left • Backtrack to US-131, turn left and return to Boyne Falls


Tunnel of Trees

Tour A Tour B

Circle Lake Charlevoix Jordan River Valley Tour Surf and Turf Tri-County Tour


Surf and Turf

35 miles and about 45 minutes drive time. Rolling hills, picturesque farms and Lake Charlevoix make this a “can’t miss” tour. • Depart Charlevoix along US-31 South to the Ellsworth turn (C-48) in Atwood • Turn left on C-48, continue five miles and turn left on Church, then left again at the next stop, staying on C-48 • In East Jordan, turn left on M-66 • Stay on M-66 to US-31 • A right on US-31 takes you back into Charlevoix

Tri-County Tour

62 miles and about 1 1/4 hours drive time. On your return to Petoskey, be sure to enjoy the spectacular view as you crest the hill entering town. • Depart Petoskey east on Mitchell Street (C-58) to Wolverine • Take a right at the stop light onto Straits Highway, continue for seven miles to Thumb Lake Road (C-48) • Take a right to US-131 • Go left on US-131 to Boyne Falls • Turn west on M-75 to Boyne City • Stay on M-75 north through Walloon Lake Village to US-131 • Turn left and return to Petoskey


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