Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park- Grand Rapids, MI
It’s the quintessential fall flower like you’ve never seen it before! Prepare to be amazed by how the mighty mum takes shape at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this autumn. Now in its 25th year, Chrysanthemums & More! is the largest exhibition of its kind in Michigan and remains a must-see event. This exhibition runs from now through October 29, 2023 and is free for members and included in general admission for guests.
Crystal Mountain- Thompsonville, MI
At Crystal Mountain now until the end of October, get up to 25% off on lodging – mountaintop townhome with spectacular views, cozy cottage, or hotel room in the resort village. Kids six and younger enjoy breakfast FREE (up to two kids free, per paying adult). Enjoy the Michigan Legacy Art Park, scenic chairlift rides, garden tours, tennis/pickleball courts, Crystal Spa, the indoor pool & more. Also, venture out for wine tastings and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. More at CrystalMountain.com/hotdates
Shady Lane Cellars- Sutton’s Bay, MI
Come out to Shady Lane Cellars and celebrate Harvest with us. We will be featuring LIVE music on Fridays through November from 5-8pm. We are running specials on monthly featured wines Oct – Dec. Grab some of these Fall favorites to cozy up with as the weather turns cooler. Avid cyclist? We are conveniently located right off the TART bike trail! We hope to see you at our Tasting Room in Sutton’s Bay, MI. Stay connected @shadylanecellars.
Mackinac State Historic Parks- Mackinac City, MI
Here’s a little secret: fall is the best time to visit Mackinac Island and Fort Mackinac. Take in the magnificent view from the Upper Gun Platform with the changing colors unfolding below you in Marquette Park and across the Straits on Round Island. Cozy up by the fire in the Tea Room in Michigan’s oldest building and enjoy a coffee or a cup of soup. Experience our world-class exhibits and demonstrations with smaller crowds. Come see for yourself this fall at Fort Mackinac.
Traverse City Tourism
Fall is coming and it’s time to compile your Traverse City Must-See List for Autumn 2023! Take a Fall Color Tour and experience the area to the fullest where you will take in the golden patchwork that blankets northern Michigan. You can’t miss out on the quintessential fall activity of exploring a pumpkin patch or a corn maze. And, since there are nearly 50 wineries, wine tasting is another way to enjoy local fare and sweeping autumn views.
Chase the northern lights and explore the glories of a Keweenaw autumn season. Lake Superior’s waves surge against rocky coastlines beckoning adventurous spirits, and the forestlands transform into fiery shades of red, gold and orange. Waterfalls spring back to life as daylight ebbs revealing stunning views of constellations and the Milky Way Galaxy. Adventure North to the Keweenaw Peninsula this fall.
Black Star Farms- Sutton’s Bay, MI
Create your own winery experience. Allow yourself to be transported to a relaxing, rural winery retreat at Black Star Farms on the Leelanau Peninsula. Surrounded by vineyards, horses and rolling hills, come for a visit and stay for the night at the boutique 10 room Inn. Fresh, local cuisine shines at the newly inspired Bistro Polaris, then head to the tasting room to discover your newest favorite wine or cocktail. Hike, take a wagon ride or simply be still at the Traverse Wine Coast’s shining star, Black Star Farms.
Village Suites Bay Harbor- Petoskey, MI
Be our guest at Village Suites Bay Harbor during the most colorful time of the year! Fall in northern Michigan is absolutely breathtaking and our cozy fireplace suites are the perfect compliment. Trees bursting with color, bonfires on the beach and crisp Autumn air. We are in close proximity to several resort towns, perfect for day trips. Book our Fall Promotion and enjoy a weekday stay which includes special promotions in our Downtown Village located just steps from your suite.
South Haven/Van Buren Convention and Visitors Bureau
Feel the excitement of harvest season in South Haven! Scale sand dunes that look over the turquoise waters of Lake Michigan: turn around and you’ll see miles of trees saturated with autumn hues, starkly punctuated by evergreens! Recharge in cozy accommodations to suit any style in between your adventures about coastal wine country, community festivals and live entertainment, and of course delightful farm happenings throughout the season. The bounty of fall is on display all over South Haven, the only missing piece is you!
Fenn Valley Vineyards- Fennville, MI
Head to Fenn Valley for a scenic 5K trail run through premium wine grape vineyards and surrounding farm. Wine’ding through vineyards, meadow, and numerous forested ecosystems, the network of trails was created to showcase the diverse beauty of the property. As October is the heart of wine grape harvest, the sights, smells, and taste of harvest will envelop you as you run through the course. The post-race party features live music as well as wine/cider by the glass and food.
U.P. Travel- Upper Peninsula
See the BEST Fall Color in the U.S.! With seven million acres of hardwood and pine forests, the coasts of three Great Lakes, 12,000 miles of rivers, hundreds of waterfalls, dozens of lighthouses and centuries of history, you can immerse in glorious fall colors all across the Upper Peninsula. Leaf peepers rightfully declare the U.P. one of the best places in the U.S. to vacation in the fall. Come see why. Make plans at uptravel.com.
Pine River Paddlesports- Wellston, MI
This fall, the Pine River Paddlesports Center in Wellston is offering guided fall rafting trips down the Pine River. These safe, guided trips last about 1 hour and 15 minutes – the guide does the majority of the work so you can sit back, sip a hot drink, watch the leaves fall gently into the river and take in the beauty of autumn! At the end of the float, the guide can either give you a ride back to your vehicle at the starting point, or you can choose to hike the gorgeous riverside Silver Creek pathway back to the start. Book your guided fall rafting trip today for a color tour you won’t soon forget!
Mackinac Island Tourism
So Many Options, So Much Color. Autumn is gorgeous on Mackinac Island. Vibrant reds, oranges and yellows emerge, surrounded by the deep blue hues of Michigan’s Great Lakes. The perfect time to visit, fall also offers many choices for accommodations: Bed and Breakfasts, Resorts, Hotels, or Rentals. A quick visit to mackinacisland.org/stay will get you started. Plan now for your fall visit!
Cadillac Convention & Visitors Bureau
Come and explore the top Fall color destinations in & around the Cadillac area! Choose from two routes that take you both around and out of town. Use our interactive map to guide you through 200 miles of roads with over 40 top destinations to enjoy. Downtown you will find great food, fall fashions and seasonal sweet treats. Or hike and paddle your way to a fresh look at the fall scenery in our forests under the stunning fall canopies.
Battle Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau
The weather may become blustery, but it’s a good excuse to get cozy. We recommend taking a cozy fall crawl in Calhoun County. Find a farm with fall fun, warm up with a drink at a local restaurant, shop, enjoy the fall colors and maybe stay the night. There is so much fall fun to be had in Calhoun County!
Experience The Best of Fall in Michigan on Amtrak®. With nature at its peak, there is an endless array of ways to enjoy the season. Family-friendly biking and hiking trails grow even more beautiful. Get in a few extra rounds of golf on some of the country’s best courses. Visit award-winning wineries or sip cider at local orchards. Salmon fishing is prime on pristine rivers. Travel to over 30 colleges and universities to watch your favorite football team.
Choose Lansing for your next colorful and fun fall getaway. Check out the extensive list of spooky season events including everything from Boo at the Zoo to frightful fun at Awaken Haunted Attraction. Families will love the fresh cider, donuts, corn mazes and pumpkin patches at Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Book a paddleboat cruise on the Michigan Princess riverboat or sip a seasonal craft beverage on one of the dozens of patios! Make Lansing your choice for a great escape.
Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Experience Ludington’s enchanting fall season with 50% Off a Second night stay this fall! Revel in the vibrant foliage, tranquil lakeshores, and charming downtown at an incredible discount. From scenic hikes to savoring local cuisine, create cherished memories against the backdrop of fall’s beauty. Book now to save big and embrace autumn in Pure Ludington!
Air Zoo- Kalamazoo, MI
Launch into fall with a trip to the Air Zoo. This Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science center is packed with hands-on programming and events. Explore 200,000+ square feet of exhibit space, filled with aircraft, spacecraft, exhibits, rides, and full-motion flight simulators. You’ll also want to visit their nationally-recognized restoration center where they’re restoring two World War II aircraft that were on the bottom of Lake Michigan. Come imagine, explore, and discover at the Air Zoo!
Chateau Chantal- Traverse City, MI
Harvest time is here! Fall in Northern Michigan is best enjoyed on Old Mission Peninsula, with our picturesque vineyard views, backdropped by colorful fall foliage and the crystal blue waters of both Grand Traverse Bays. Make your reservations now to sip a glass, or flight of wine, on one of our enchanting patios. If you prefer a more immersive experience, join us for a delicious multi-course wine dinner, featuring a brand new harvest menu!
RedWater Restaurants & LiveGolf Studios
It may be cooling down outside, but things are heating up at RedWater! Whether you’re looking for a convenient spot for your business lunch, a fun atmosphere for drinks, or a location for your special occasion, RedWater has you covered with 10 restaurants and 9 event venues around Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore. Enjoy a delicious, scratch-made meal and seasonal craft cocktail from RedWater’s new fall menus. Also, be sure to check out LiveGolf Studios golf simulators for year-round indoor fun!
Lakeshore Museum Center- Muskegon, MI
Open for tours May – October, the Hackley and Hume Historic Site welcomes guests for specialty tours, engaging programming, and special events throughout the season. Holiday Tours of these Victorian homes decorated for Christmas are also offered on select dates in November and December.
Maple Row Sugarhouse- Jones, MI
Come join us for the Fall Color Tour at Corey Lake Orchards in Three Rivers. We will be there from 8am – 4pm with our Maple Food Trailer serving you the very best of maple foods such as, maple brats, maple baked beans, maple pulled pork, maple ice cream, and more. Also don’t miss the mobile Maple Store with all the pure maple syrup and maple candies, and more for you to purchase and take home.