Fall for Coldwater Country

Sunny days, cooler temperatures and changing leaves can mean only one thing in West Michigan’s Coldwater Country…fall is in the air and it’s time to get outside and enjoy!

Located along the US-12 Heritage Route, halfway between Chicago and Detroit, is an area boasting outdoor recreation, unique attractions, stunning architecture, quaint downtowns, and a host of fall fun!

Home to more than 100 lakes, it’s easy to spend the entire day on the water. One of the unique experiences in the area is the ability to travel from one lake to another through the chain of lakes. Coldwater Country is home to not only one chain of lakes but two-North Chain of Lakes and South Chain of Lakes. Reel in the catch of the day, enjoy a leisurely pontoon ride, or kayak the Union City Heritage Water Trail, just one of nine water trails in Michigan. Make sure to download the free Coldwater Country Map-n-Tour app to have area maps available at your fingertips.

Step back in time and enjoy a scenic fall color ride aboard the authentic Little River Railroad steam engine train. Fall Pumpkin Train rides meander through the countryside, making a stop to pick out a pumpkin, while enjoying the changing leaves.

For family fun during the harvest season, head to the M-60 Corn Maze in Union City finding all 10 checkpoints in this year’s ‘Unmask the Wilds of Indonesia’ maze. For a little more excitement, try it after dark! Or, as it turns to evening head to the family-owned and operated Capri Drive-In for a double feature.

Shop ‘til you drop at the many unique boutiques and shops throughout the area. Treasure the local antiques, enjoy homemade baked goods, one-of-a-kind accents, and jewelry. Coldwater Country is also home to Michigan’s Antique Capital–Allen, with the largest concentration of antique dealers in the Midwest. The area is home to five stately antique malls including the Allen Antique Barn, boasting two floors of more than 25,000 square feet of treasures. Or stop into the many magic shops in Colon, the Magic Capital of the World, to see what appears!

And, while traveling this year may look, and feel, a bit different than the past know that Coldwater Country is making safety, sanitation, and social distancing a priority to keep our residents and visitors safe.

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