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Fall Color Photo Tour – Upper Peninsula – October 1 – 4, 2015

The Fall Color Season is off to a slow start for the year 2015. The record warm weather during September has moved the Fall Color Season by 10 to 14 days (that’s two weeks) in the Upper Peninsula. Nevertheless, we toured some of our favorite spots in the U.P. to see the early fall color emerging this year. Here are some photos of our adventure. (Look for some good peak color in the Upper Peninsula next weekend, October 10 & 11, 2015.)

 

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Boyne Highlands – Scenic Chairlift Rides


Ski lifts, it turns out, aren’t just for skiers. When summer and fall roll around at Boyne Highlands, we treat our guests to a uniquely beautiful perspective with a ride on the MacGully chairlift.

Breathtaking panoramic views of crystal blue waters, lush green grounds, and the brilliant fall foliage colors lend a stunning backdrop to your summer or fall visit to Boyne Highlands.

Look around — youʼll be able to see Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and as far as the Mackinac Bridge on a clear day. Claim a chair and experience the beauty — and the fun!

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September 21 – October 11

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      12-5pm
    • $5 | Lodging Guests No Charge
    • Saturday & Sunday
      11am-5pm
    • $5 | Lodging Guests No Charge
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Fall Color – Photos and Updates via Facebook

Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula – Fall Color Updates

Western U.P. Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020
Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020 Looks like plenty of peak color out in the woods for this week. Latest photos of interior route show the good stretches of vibrant color. The color seems to be coming along quickly in the Porcupine Mountains and other areas closer to Lake Superior. This year’s color is definitely [...] more...

Porcupine Mountains – Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020
Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020 Looks like plenty of peak color out in the woods for this week. Latest photos of interior route show the good stretches of vibrant color. The color seems to be coming along quickly in the Porcupine Mountains and other areas closer to Lake Superior. This year’s color is definitely [...] more...

Newberry / Munising – Eastern U.P. Fall Color Report – September 23, 2020
Eastern U.P. Fall Color Report – September 23, 2020 Some early peak color is starting to appear along interior routes of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Looks like a good weekend ahead for an early season fall color tour. Newberry / Munising Fall Color Photos – 2020 Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsFall [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Update – September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 Update: Just a little sneak peek of the fall colors starting to emerge at the mountain. We’re still a few weeks away from peak colors, but they are starting to pop up around the resort! Crystal Mountain Fall Chairlift rides. Crystal Mountain Peaktoberfest is October 23 – 25, 2020 <> Crystal Mountain / Benzie County Fall Color [...] more...

Cadillac Area Fall Color Update – September 23, 2020
Fall Color Update – September 23, 2020 From Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau – One day into Fall and we’re that much closer to the peak of the season. With 25 to 50% color saturation in our area, things are starting to progress nicely! You can read about where to find these color bursts here in our latest blog [...] more...

Traverse City Fall Color Update – September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 Update: Early season fall color is beginning to pop in the Traverse City area. Peak color is likely 2 to 3 weeks away. Check back for updates throughout the fall color season. Crystal Mountain Fall Chairlift rides are October 11, 12 & 13 – October 18, 19 & 20 – and October 25 & [...] more...

Petoskey Area – Fall Color Update – September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 – The fall color show is beginning to kick off in the Petoskey area. This weekend look for splashes of early season color along interior routes in the Petoskey area. All in all, it looks like the fall color may be a little early this year, so we may have some peak [...] more...

Fall Color Photo Tour – Upper Peninsula – October 1 – 4, 2015
The Fall Color Season is off to a slow start for the year 2015. The record warm weather during September has moved the Fall Color Season by 10 to 14 days (that’s two weeks) in the Upper Peninsula. Nevertheless, we toured some of our favorite spots in the U.P. to see the early fall color [...] more...

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Below are the latest updates from the FALL COLOR page on FACEBOOK.

Fall Color Photos and Updates

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Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:25 am

Fall Color

FROM Lake Superior Photo - Gallery / Studio --> 09.26.2020 - Color to be seen everywhere, drove from Eagle Harbor to Mqt yesterday - places from Alberta to Michigamme are spotty peak to even past peak with bare treetops on some hills, ridges! This spot will be past peak in a few days! #fallcolorphotos #keweenaw #marquette09.26.2020 - Color to be seen everywhere, drove from Eagle Harbor to Mqt yesterday - places from Alberta to Michigamme are spotty peak to even past peak with bare treetops on some hills, ridges! This spot will be past peak in a few days! ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Lake Superior Photo - Gallery / Studio --> 09.26.2020 - Color to be seen everywhere, drove from Eagle Harbor to Mqt yesterday - places from Alberta to Michigamme are spotty peak to even past peak with bare treetops on some hills, ridges! This spot will be past peak in a few days! #fallcolorphotos #keweenaw #marquette

Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:21 am

Fall Color

FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> Fall color draped on ski slopes and golf courses... - #fallcolorphotos #shantycreek #antrimcounty #traversecity ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> Fall color draped on ski slopes and golf courses... - #fallcolorphotos #shantycreek #antrimcounty #traversecityImage attachment

Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:18 am

Fall Color

FROM Tahquamenon Falls State Park --> Our area is around 40% color change. Should be real colorful everyday between now and Oct 11. Come during the week to avoid the HUGE crowds. - #fallcolorphotos #newberry #newberrymichigan #easternup ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Tahquamenon Falls State Park --> Our area is around 40% color change. Should be real colorful everyday between now and Oct 11. Come during the week to avoid the HUGE crowds. - #fallcolorphotos #newberry #newberrymichigan #easternupImage attachment

Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex --> Lots of smiles today at the Porkies! Beautiful colors!! - #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotos #porkiesskilift ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 4:09 pm

Fall Color

FROM The Cottage Inn of Mackinac --> Hello Fall!💛🧡🍁🎃🍂 - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotosHello Fall!💛🧡🍁🎃🍂

#mackinac #bedandbreakfast #makeitmackinac #mackinacisland #mackinacislandlife #mymackinac #thisismackinac #beourguest #travelmichigan #michiganlove #michiganawesome #upnorth #upnorthmichigan #northernmichigan #puremichigan #puremittigan #puremittenpride #fall
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FROM The Cottage Inn of Mackinac --> Hello Fall!💛🧡🍁🎃🍂 - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotos

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 3:34 pm

Fall Color

FROM Pictured Rocks Kayaking in Munising --> 🍁🍁🍁We Extended Our Season!🍁🍁🍁
You asked and we listened!
We extended our season until October 11th!
We will have a 10am trip available to check out these fall colors!

Book here, they will sell out fast: bit.ly/2H0pWdC 🍂🍁 - #munising #fallcolorphotos
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FROM Pictured Rocks Kayaking in Munising --> 🍁🍁🍁We Extended Our Season!🍁🍁🍁
You asked and we listened!
We extended our season until October 11th!
We will have a 10am trip available to check out these fall colors!

Book here, they will sell out fast: http://bit.ly/2H0pWdC 🍂🍁 - #munising #fallcolorphotosImage attachment

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We took a tour boat here too.Loved it.

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 1:40 pm

Fall Color

#harborsprings #petoskey - FROM Pond Hill Farm --> As of last night, the Michigan Executive order has changed and we now have a new set of guidelines to follow. The one that pertains to us most is the increase from 250 to 1000 person occupancy at outdoor events.

Starting Sunday 9/27 we will no longer require tickets to be purchased in advance. Anyone who has purchased tickets will be given 10 activity tickets at the pumpkin booth when they arrive. You are able to redeem these tickets any day that the booth is staffed and games are operational.

Schedule of when booths are open and games are operational:

Activity tickets will be for sale Wednesday-Sunday through Oct 25.

Wednesday-Friday 1pm - 5:45pm

Saturday& Sunday 11am - 5:45pm

Please know that we take the safety of our family, staff and community seriously and are trying our very best to walk the line of what is legal, safe and best for our business. We look forward to continuing to provide a wonderful family/fall experience to our community.
Thank you for being a part of our team.

Sincerely,

Jimmy, Marci, Sharon and the PHF crew!As of last night, the Michigan Executive order has changed and we now have a new set of guidelines to follow. The one that pertains to us most is the increase from 250 to 1000 person occupancy at outdoor events.

Starting Sunday 9/27 we will no longer require tickets to be purchased in advance. Anyone who has purchased tickets will be given 10 activity tickets at the pumpkin booth when they arrive. You are able to redeem these tickets any day that the booth is staffed and games are operational.

Schedule of when booths are open and games are operational:

Activity tickets will be for sale Wednesday-Sunday through Oct 25.

Wednesday-Friday 1pm - 5:45pm

Saturday& Sunday 11am - 5:45pm

Please know that we take the safety of our family, staff and community seriously and are trying our very best to walk the line of what is legal, safe and best for our business. We look forward to continuing to provide a wonderful family/fall experience to our community.
Thank you for being a part of our team.

Sincerely,

Jimmy, Marci, Sharon and the PHF crew!
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#harborsprings #petoskey - FROM Pond Hill Farm --> As of last night, the Michigan Executive order has changed and we now have a new set of guidelines to follow. The one that pertains to us most is the increase from 250 to 1000 person occupancy at outdoor events.

Starting Sunday 9/27 we will no longer require tickets to be purchased in advance. Anyone who has purchased tickets will be given 10 activity tickets at the pumpkin booth when they arrive. You are able to redeem these tickets any day that the booth is staffed and games are operational.

Schedule of when booths are open and games are operational:

Activity tickets will be for sale Wednesday-Sunday through Oct 25.

Wednesday-Friday 1pm - 5:45pm

Saturday& Sunday 11am - 5:45pm

Please know that we take the safety of our family, staff and community seriously and are trying our very best to walk the line of what is legal, safe and best for our business. We look forward to continuing to provide a wonderful family/fall experience to our community.
Thank you for being a part of our team.

Sincerely,

Jimmy, Marci, Sharon and the PHF crew!

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Fall Color

FROM Main Street Inn and Suites --> Touches of fall in the woods on Mackinac Island... - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotosTouches of fall in the woods

#makeitmackinac #mackinacisland
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FROM Main Street Inn and Suites --> Touches of fall in the woods on Mackinac Island... - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotos

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 10:30 am

Fall Color

FROM Good Hart General Store --> TODAY IN GOOD HART (9/26)!! Join us for a full day of fun in Downtown Good Hart. We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful day Up North. ❤️

#LifeInGoodHart

🍂: Colors are definitely a changin’ ... #fallcolorphotos #goodhart #harborspringsTODAY IN GOOD HART (9/26)!! Join us for a full day of fun in Downtown Good Hart. We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful day Up North. ❤️

#LifeInGoodHart

🍂: Colors are definitely a changin’
🍔: Barbie's pop-up open 10-5 for burgers, breakfast sandwiches and today’s special Philly Cheesesteak
🥧: Hot Pot Pies and Pizza (11:30-🤷🏻‍♀️)
🍲: Cream of Potato Soup
🍒🌽🎨: market Days from 2-5: Produce, Local Syrup/Honey, Arts & Crafts
🎶: Live music with Dr. Good Hart 2-5pm
⏰: Store hours 10-5
🔥: Bonfire
🌤: Low 70’s and cloudy with minimal wind and a 7% chance of rain
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FROM Good Hart General Store --> TODAY IN GOOD HART (9/26)!! Join us for a full day of fun in Downtown Good Hart. We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful day Up North. ❤️

#LifeInGoodHart

🍂: Colors are definitely a changin’ ... #fallcolorphotos #goodhart #harborsprings

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 10:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours & the Famous Toonerville Trolley --> Happy Fall everyone. Our season will be coming to a close soon. We have only 4 trips left on the schedule for the season and all of them are completely sold out. We are taking names for the standby list in case anyone cancels. The photos of the fall colors were taken on Wednesday this week. We are about 70% turned along the river. I also included photos of some of our crew. Dakota runs the bar and walks passengers to the falls. Diana and Millie run the galley. I don't know what we would do without these awesome people. They are just like family to us and we love them to pieces. - #fallcolorphotos #newberry #newberrymichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday September 26th, 2020 - 12:40 am

Fall Color

FROM Head in the Clouds Photography near Munising --> Just a few shots from my commute to work today. Getting closer to peak. FFH13 and H58
9/25/20 - #fallcolorphotos #munising
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beautiful 🧡🍂🍁

WOW!!! thank you for sharing

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 7:22 pm

Fall Color

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernupPretty amazing that we can see the foliage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from outer space! ... See MoreSee Less

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernup
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The Homestead – Toast the Season – November 1 – 2 and November 8 – 9, 2014

Join us at The Homestead as you Toast the Season!

Whether you choose to stay in one of our hotels or a condominium, our resort is designed, built and managed to help you enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Your package includes at least one nights’ lodging, breakfast each morning at CQ’s Cabin in our Village, and tickets to the Toast the Season event. November 1st-3rd or November 8th-10th, 2014. Rates from $92 per person, per night.

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Traverse City Beer Week – November 7 – 14, 2014

Traverse City is already known for its great craft beer, breweries and brewpubs. But did you know that we are also known for great events featuring beer?

Traverse City Beer Week (November 7th-14th) showcases a week-long series of events hosted in your favorite Traverse City establishments. Our breweries, restaurants and bars will offer unique beer events, featuring brewers and brewery representatives from our Great Beer State of Michigan and beyond.

Learn about the art of pairing beer with food, rub elbows with the very person that brewed your favorite beer, or experience a multi course beer dinner, presented by a team of talented chefs and brewers.

For up-to-date information and all of the latest details on what’s happening during Traverse City Beer Week make sure to follow us on social media!

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Boyne Mountain – Beach House Restaurant Beer Dinner – September 19, 2014

It’s a night of pairing your favorite things! Get a couple pairs of tickets for you and your favorite pair of friends because we are going to pair delicious fall foods from the Beach House Restaurant with all of your favorite fall brews from Short’s Brewing Company. A Short’s Beer Liberator will be on-site to guide you through the five-course dinner, explaining how each beer compliments the dish. Pair that with the ambiance of a beautiful restaurant that sits on the shores of Deer Lake, and it’s bound to be a fantastic evening!

  • Dinner: 6 – 9pm
  • Cost: $55

For reservations, please contact Bobbie Jo Benko at 231.549.6854.

Your MENU for the evening:

The BEER The FOOD Pairing
Local’s Light Thinly sliced cured Rustico Salame and Sopressata, Maple Smoked Cheddar, Soft Pretzel Bites, and Course Ground Mustard.
Autumn Ale House Made Sausage grilled with Mai Ploy Dipping sauce and Micro Greens.
Nicie Spicie Garden Fresh Arugula with Mandarin oranges, Plum Tomato, Shaved Onion, Toasted Pinenuts, and Nicie Spicie peppercorn Vinaigrette.
Prolonged Enjoyment Smoked Plath’s Pork Loin, Mango Chutney, a curry Tabuleh Salad, and Fried Pappadum.
Soft Parade Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Fresh Berries.



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“Enduring Legacy: Gardening from Monticello to Leelanau County” with Peter Hatch – October 1 – 3, 2014

Celebrated professional gardener, author, and historic landscape authority Peter J. Hatch will visit Leelanau County October 1-3, 2014, for a series of public lectures and programs. Hatch served as Director of Gardens and Grounds at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for 35 years and has published four books on Monticello’s botanic legacy including A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. He lectures extensively on Jefferson and the history of garden plants, and currently consults on public garden projects and private estate landscapes.

Sponsored by The Homestead and the Glen Arbor Women’s Club, Hatch’s visit will include lectures, a walking tour, a cooking demonstration with Chef John Piombo, and a special guided tour of Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove apple farm in Northport.

The three-day event kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm with an introductory lecture, reception, and book signing. “Thomas Jefferson, Gardener” will provide an introduction to the themes that defined Jefferson’s horticulture, the process by which the gardens at Monticello were restored, and the character of the fruits, flowers and vegetable grown by him. Admission is $25 and includes refreshments. A book signing will follow.

On Thursday, October 2, from 9am – 1 pm, Hatch will explore the legacy of Jefferson’s gardening in a morning lecture that includes lunch. “Monticello’s Revolutionary Garden: an Ellis Island of Fruits and Vegetables” will highlight the 1,000-foot-long garden laboratory that inspired a new American cuisine and provided an enduring legacy for the farm to table movement today. Book signing to follow. The $35 admission includes lunch and an opportunity to walk along the Crystal River with Peter Hatch, concluding at 2:15 pm. Morning lecture is $20 for advance registrants; $25 for day-of participants.

The afternoon will continue with a cooking demonstration with The Homestead’s Chef John Piombo featuring apple recipes that celebrate the fall season accompanied with cider tasting. The demonstration will include recipes featured in the 2014 Manitou Magazine. Advance registration is required with a fee of $50 per person.

The program concludes Friday morning with a trip with Peter Hatch to Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm in Northport. This special opportunity features an apple tasting and presentation by owner John Kilcherman who has made it his life’s work to cultivate antique varieties of apple trees that date to the early 1600s, from England, Europe and Colonial America. Meet at The Homestead at 8:30 am for a continental breakfast. Transportation provided. Return by 12:30 pm. Advance registration is $25 per person; $30 on the day of the event.

Lodging packages also available. Visit http://www.thehomesteadresort.com/lodging/packages/special-events/. To register, call 231.334.5100.

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Boyne City Harvest Festival – October 4, 2014

The Harvest Festival is held in Boyne City’s downtown with music, crafts and fall produce, and is jointly organized by Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne Area Chamber. The entire Boyne City Farmers Market will move to Water and Lake Streets from 8 a.m. to noon. The farm market booths will sell a variety of apples and other harvest items including pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey and cider. Portions of Water Street will be closed to traffic during the festival to make room for the Farmers Market, music and more than 30 arts and craft vendors.

The festival will also include folk art demonstrations, children’s games, hay rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a scarecrow-making contest (application) for residents and businesses. Festival hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children’s games or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222. Arts & Crafts Vendor Application.

Continuing this year – a fall color version of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s 5k walk/run with your dog. Details & registration form.

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Boyne Mountain – Mountain Mayhem Gravel Grinder – October 4, 2014

The Gravel Grinder will be a gravel road race like nothing you could have imagined.

This event will debut October 4, 2014 and will always be the first Saturday in October.

The race is limited to 2,000 riders.

There will be a 20-mile, a 45-mile, and a 60-mile race. The 20-mile race is very flat, but the 45- and 60-mile races will have long steep climbs, which will test your mental sanity.

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Leelanau Gold Eco-Photo Weekend – October 10 – 11, 2014

Enjoy one or two full days in scenic beauty. On day one, capture the warm autumn dunes in all their glory from high sand dune lookouts to scenic forest overlooks, ponds and forests in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On day two, journey through the Leelanau landscapes of orchards, hillsides and historic farmsteads adorned with fall color.

Join naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography Expert, Bob Grzesiak as you:

  • Learn fundamental photography skills
  • Learn your camera’s features and operation
  • Enjoy expert group instruction while in the field
  • Experience unique habitats and eco-systems

Open to all photographers, from beginners to advanced amateurs, using any type of camera. Driving and walking tour. Limit 20 participants. Non-photographer spouses welcome at reduced rates.

Tuition: $249 per person

Both days of the Leelanau Gold Eco-Photo Weekend also available as individual one-day eco-photo excursions for only $149 per person.

Visit the Great Lakes Photo Tours website for more information.

Event Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

October 10-11, 2014

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