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Fall Fun with the West Michigan Tourist Association

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour

  • The 14th Annual “Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour” takes you between Muskegon and Whitehall
  • Saturday, October 6, 13, and 20
  • For three Saturdays we invite you to celebrate the vibrant colors of our woods, dunes and water! Drive your car or ride your bike along this self-guided route. Travel on some of Muskegon’s most scenic roads along Lake Michigan and the West Michigan Pike Byway. Visit historic sites, enjoy nature and snap some “selfies”. And, pick up your complimentary Visit Muskegon postcards at either depot.
  • This event is FREE. Participants will receive fall refreshments and coupons to area businesses. There are also free pumpkins for the children (while supplies last).
  • Stamp your map at the designated stops and enter to win! There will be 2 prize drawings: * 2 round trip passes for the Lake Express High-Speed Ferry between Muskegon and Milwaukee.  * 4 tickets to Muskegon’s own Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park.
  • Start your journey, and pick up your map at either historic Depot. The Muskegon Union Depot is home to Visit Muskegon (Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau). The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is also housed in a historic depot, with a railroad museum housed in a caboose.

Grand Haven Art Walk

  • Taking place now, and wraps up this weekend
  • Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual collaboration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art.
  • Artists from the local area and beyond participate in an art competition in the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture(3D) and mixed media.
  • Stop by Grand Haven locations including C2C Gallery, The Bookman, Chocolates by Grimaldi, & Tri-Cities Historical Museum to view the art.
  • Awards Ceremony on Thursday, First Friday Art Hop on Friday, and you can view all of the art through Sunday

Pumpkinfest in Zeeland

  • OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2018
  • The countdown is on for Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest – Celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for over 30 years!
  • The theme for the 2018 is “Pumpkinfest Sets Sail!”
  • Pumpkinfest is a two-day event that features a number of free and low-cost events that can be enjoyed by all ages.
  • Pie eating contest, 5K, scavenger hunt, kids tractor pull, and plenty more.

Niles Scream Park

  • 45 YEARS OF FEAR!
  • The Niles Scream Park is not just scary, it is considered by many to be one of the top haunted attractions in the country! Certainly one of the largest, the Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of blood-curdling fear!
  • Unlike other haunted houses, Niles rebuilds all seven major attractions each year to provide you with completely new and unique shows. The professionally designed sets and ingenious scare-tactics have led the Niles Scream Park to be recognized all around the country!
  • We put the Care in Scare! While you’re trembling, you’ll be helping a good cause. In 2017, the Park donated more than $111,000.00 to local charities! Since 1996, more than $1,800,000.00 have been donated to local and national non-profit organizations, as well as the Niles Scream Park funded college scholarships.