WMTA Talks Fall Fun in West Michigan

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour

  • Travel along some of Michigan’s most beautiful scenic drives on October 7, 14, 21, and 28! It’s the annual Depot to Depot Muskegon County Fall Color Tour. Experience the vibrant colors of the woods, dunes, and water every Saturday in October (10-4pm)! Drive your car or bike along this self-guided touring route to visit historic sites, enjoy nature, and get your picture taken on spectacular Lake Michigan.
  • Begin at either the Historic Chamber Train Depot, home of the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau in Whitehall, MI (124 W Hanson, Whitehall, MI) or the Muskegon Union Depot, (610 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI). Download your map of designated stops here, as well as a map of several scenic routes in the area.
  • Those who participate in the FREE event receive discounts to area museums, fine fall refreshments, and coupons from area businesses. Get your map stamped at 9 of the designated locations, turn it in at either depot, and you will be eligible to win two round trip passes on the Lake Express High Speed Ferry between Muskegon and Milwaukee OR two tickets to Muskegon’s own Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park. Free pumpkins to children while they last!

In Search of the Great Pumpkin

  • Overhiser Orchards in South Haven
  • A fun afternoon to pick out a pumpkin from our Upick pumpkin patch and be a winner of the great pumpkin prize drawing, go on a wagon ride, and walk thru the corn maze.
  • Cost of the event $5 per person and includes the pumpkin!
  • In addition, Upick apples are available as well as fresh mini donuts and fresh cider tasting!


  • What: 6th Annual Muskegon Oktoberfest at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
  • Michigan’s Longest Beer Trail Set For Muskegon State Park
  • When: October 6th, 6-11pm & October 7th, 3-11pm
  • Muskegon Oktoberfest is a two day fundraiser for Muskegon Winter Sports Complex a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.
  • The event begins Friday, October 6th with the traditional “tapping of the kegs” ceremony and the first 5K Fun Trail Run under the lights at Muskegon State Park.
  • On Saturday at 3:00pm families are encouraged to come out and enjoy Kid’s activities, including America’s only wheel luge track, archery, a pumpkin roll down the luge track and more will be available from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Music from traditional German band Ein Prosit will begin at 3:30pm.
  • The beer trail begins on Saturday from 5:00pm to 9:00 and features specially brewed beers from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Unruly Brewing Co., Fetch Brewing Co., and Grand Armory Brewing Company. Beers from several other craft breweries, hard ciders, wine and domestic beer will also be available.
  • Five biergartens throughout the trail will feature live musical acts from 5pm to 9pm. The Oktoberfest main stage will feature headlining act Westside Soul Surfers from 7pm to 11pm
  • Free shuttle service will be available to transport guests due to limited parking at the Winter Sports Complex. State Park beach parking lot and the Block House

Fresh Coast Film Festival

  • Fresh Coast Film Festival, October 19-22, 2017. Marquette, Michigan.
  • The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.
  • Fresh Coast will be held annually in October during the height of fall color season in the Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan.
  • For filmmakers and students Fresh Coast will mean an opportunity to interact with environmental thinkers, outdoors athletes and media professionals working in the outdoors industry. Who you know is as important as what you know and Fresh Coast is THE place in the Midwest to connect.
  • A key component of the Fresh Coast experience will be guided outdoor activities to introduce visitors to the outdoor playground of the Marquette area. Rock climbing, fly fishing, sea kayaking, waterfall hikes and mountain bike rides will all be offered as part of the Fresh Coast weekend.
  • So please join us for a weekend of storytelling, learning and outdoor recreation like no other.