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Get Ready to Enjoy The Color In Traverse City This Fall

October 3, 2021 Update:

The fall color show is beginning in the Traverse City area with some stretches of nice color along the inland routes in Benzie County and areas south of Traverse City. You should be able to find some early peak color next weekend – October 8 – 10, 2021 – along those same routes. And then look to the weekend of October 15 – 17, 2021 for peak color to take hold along the shoreline routes, such as M-22.

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Crystal Mountain Fall Chairlift rides

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Here is our Fall Color Photo Tour – Northern Lower Michigan – October 7, 2015

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Lots of great fall events – Check here for latest. Make your plans to enjoy the fall color.

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Traverse City Area Feature Fall Lodging

ResortsCrystal MountainThe Homestead

Traverse City – On The Bay LodgingBayshore ResortCherry Tree Inn & SuitesNorth Shore Inn

Benzie County LodgingHonor MotelLake ‘N Pines LodgeChimney Corners ResortSleeping Bear Resort

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Traverse City Area Featured Lodging

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Traverse City Area Fall Color Lodging & Services

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Update – October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 Update: FROM Crystal Mountain — Fall Color Friday Alert! 🚨 We’re moving the needle to peak color! The leaves really transformed this week and the view is gorgeous. Buy your scenic chairlift tickets online, in advance! We’ve sold out the last two weekends so don’t miss your chance. Buy Now: Crystal Mountain Website <> Crystal Mountain Fall [...] more...

Traverse City Fall Color Update – October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021 Update: FROM TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM –> Usually this time of the year we are announcing that peak color has arrived, but right now we are still about a week away. The cooler evening temperatures should kick full color into action. With that said, it’s likely that by this weekend autumn will be putting [...] more...

Jacob’s Farm – Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 15 thru October, 2021
[ August 15, 2021 to November 14, 2021. ] We are so excited for our grand opening of our #CornMaze in Traverse City August 15th! This years theme is #Motown! Explore our maze and farm with your friends and family! Don't forget to come hungry and thirsty! We have everything you need! <> At Jacob’s Farm we spare nothing to assure that your experience will create lasting [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2021
Crystal Mountain / Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2021 Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsThis message is only visible to site adminsProblem displaying Facebook posts.Error: Server configuration issue Crystal Mountain / Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2020 and earlier Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction [...] more...

Frankfort Beer Week – October 4 – 9, 2021
[ October 4, 2021 to October 9, 2021. ] Welcome to the 8th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Save the date for the 8th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Celebrate all that is great about Michigan Craft Beer and the incredible food scene in the charming, coastal city of Frankfort and neighboring village of Elberta. Those who appreciate craft beer and delicious food know the best things come [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Fun Saturday – October 9, 2021
[ October 9, 2021; ] Get outside and have some family fun during our Fall Fun Saturdays! Join us on Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 for a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Saturday Schedule 9am - 5pm, Bike Rental at the Mountain Adventure Zone Take a bike ride around the resort to see [...] more...

Frankfort Fall Festival – October 9, 2021
[ October 9, 2021; ] Giant pumpkins, Craft Fair, Kids games and activities, Pie eating contest, The Scottville Clown Band, Beer Wine Mead Cocktail Tent, Pumpkin drop! When: Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:00 AM thru 04:00 PM Where: Open Space Park <> Visit Frankfort Fall Festival Website >>>> <> more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Fun Saturday – October 16, 2021
[ October 16, 2021; ] Get outside and have some family fun during our Fall Fun Saturdays! Join us on Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 for a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Saturday Schedule 9am - 5pm, Bike Rental at the Mountain Adventure Zone Take a bike ride around the resort to see [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 23, 2021
[ October 23, 2021; ] The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Fun Saturday – October 23, 2021
[ October 23, 2021; ] Get outside and have some family fun during our Fall Fun Saturdays! Join us on Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 for a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Saturday Schedule 9am - 5pm, Bike Rental at the Mountain Adventure Zone Take a bike ride around the resort to see [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Fun Saturday – October 30, 2021
[ October 30, 2021; ] Get outside and have some family fun during our Fall Fun Saturdays! Join us on Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 for a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Saturday Schedule 9am - 5pm, Bike Rental at the Mountain Adventure Zone Take a bike ride around the resort to see [...] more...

Traverse City Zombie Run – 5K Run (or Walk) – October 30, 2021
[ October 30, 2021; 9:00 am; ] Join us for the Thirteenth Annual Traverse City Zombie 5K Run October 30, 2021 The Traverse City Zombie Run 5K Join us for the Thirteenth Annual Traverse City Zombie Run, October 30th, 2021. We’re Ba-ack, and we can’t wait to see your gruesome faces! Over the years we’ve seen zombies from all walks of life, or should we [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 2 – 3 and Nov. 9 – 10, 2019
[ November 2, 2019 to November 3, 2019. November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019. ] Toast the Season – Leelanau Style! November 2 & 3 and November 9 & 10, 2019 Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $50 per person (your ticket is good for the weekend of your choice) Celebrate the holiday season and get inspired for your own holiday gatherings by sampling mouthwatering wine and food pairings along [...] more...

Fall Color Photo Tour – Northern Lower Michigan – October 7, 2015
The 2015 fall color season is a little behind this year in Northern Lower Michigan, however, we are now seeing pockets of vivid early color along the interior routes of Northern Lower Michigan. There should be good early season color along these routes this weekend and we’d expect the colors to peak along the interior [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Chairlift Rides
[ September 26, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 3, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 10, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 24, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Fall Chairlift Rides Soak in the fall colors with the best view in northern Michigan! Scenic Chairlift Rides will be sold in one-hour blocks. Within that hour, guests must be checked-in and at the chairlift ready to ride to the top. Enjoy the views at the top for as long as you'd like! Purchasing & Check-In:  Scenic Chairlift [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018. ] Weekdays during October $10 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Great wine for a great cause— It doesn’t get better than that! Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, [...] more...

Chateau Chantal – 18th Annual Harvest Fest – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; ] Share with us the excitement of Harvest!  Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders. NEW! Wines by the glass and lunch items like bratwurst and charcuterie boards served from our dining room! Activities for All, Open to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 13, 2018
[ October 13, 2018 to October 14, 2018. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and Haunted [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Junior Bike Races – October 20, 2018
[ October 20, 2018; 2:00 pm; ] Tour de Tykes (ages 7-12 or 6 and under) 1pm: Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Traxs. 2pm: Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take [...] more...

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off – November 25, 2017
[ November 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 25, 2017 10am-5pm Tickets: $45 advance (typically sells out), $40 for designated driver tickets America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade with help from celebrated Northern Michigan chefs. Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing. Participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 20 – 21, 2019
[ September 20, 2019 5:00 pm to September 21, 2019 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 9 & 10, 2017
[ September 9, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 10, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 9 & 10, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $40 per person This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest [...] more...

The Homestead – Manitou Passage Golf Package
Enjoy Manitou Passage, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course that is located in an area that gave rise to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the place chosen by viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” The Course is set admist green meadows and the high, coastal forests that line [...] more...

Leland Heritage Festival – September 16, 2017
[ September 16, 2017; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Live Music, Dining & Shopping Specials! More Info Leland Classic Car Show Don't miss Van's annual "invitation only" automobile exhibition! The show continues to grow since it's inception and now numbers about a hundred vehicles from many eras. ~ Sponsored by Van’s Garage 12th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall 100 years of vintage wood boats from the region, including Chris Craft, Century, Lyman and Garwood. [...] more...

Leelanau Harvest Tour – September 16, 2017
[ September 16, 2017; ] Pedal through Scenic Leelanau County Saturday, September 16, 2017 Tour Overview The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and temperatures begin to cool. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau [...] more...

Acme Fall Festival – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Annual Acme Fall Festival is fun for the whole family! Join us for the Seventh Annual Acme Fall Festival, Saturday, September 30, from 10am to 4pm! This year's festival will be held at Flintfields on Bates Rd in Williamsburg. Events will include classic car show, kids events, Wings of Wonder live raptor show, bake sale and farmers [...] more...

Leelanau UnCaged – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The fifth annual Leelanau UnCaged will be Saturday, September 30th 2017 in Northport, Michigan. It will be a full day of music, dance, food and art. This event is inspired by John Cage, the famous American composer of music who once said of Spain that it was "the multiplicity of simultaneous visual and audible events all going [...] more...

Devils Dive Half Marathon and 5k – Old Mission Peninsula – October 9, 2016
[ October 9, 2016; 8:00 am; ] On October 9th, 2016 the Half Marathoners for Devil's Dive will start, followed by the 5K participants. Along the way they will be greeted by devils, referees, cats, clowns, witches, angels, highlighters, zombies, minions and more! Race participants are encouraged to dressed up as well. Post race food includes bananas, bagels, caramel apples, candy, apple cider, pumpkin [...] more...

Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – Saturday – October 17, 2015
[ October 17, 2015; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the haunted trail, where frights lurk at every turn. Time: 7-10pm Cost: $8 for ages 9 and up. Ages 8 and under free (but not recommended). Purchase tickets at the Park at Water’s Edge. Fun Passes Purchase [...] more...

Frankfort Film Festival – October 20 – 23, 2016
[ October 20, 2016 to October 23, 2016. ] Plans are in the final stages for the 8th Annual Frankfort Film Festival slated for October 20-23 at The Garden Theater. The Frankfort Film Festival will again bring award-winning films from around the globe to the big screen in downtown Frankfort. Live music, restaurant specials, spectacular fall color combined with exceptional cinema and delightful company make this [...] more...

Leland Fall Frenzy – October 22, 2016
[ October 24, 2015; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. October 22, 2016; 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy Leland's Fall Frenzy! 'End of Season' Sales & Refreshments ~ Saturday, October 22, 2016 • 10am-6pm Great shopping deals Downtown and in Fishtown, with many businesses offering free refreshments! This is the 'last chance' for a few Fishtown businesses that close for the season after the 22nd. – Plan to have lunch, dinner or just grab an awesome cup of coffee at our dining and specialty food establishments, walk [...] more...

The Homestead – Toast the Season – November 1 – 2 and November 8 – 9, 2014
[ November 1, 2014 to November 2, 2014. November 8, 2014 to November 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 [...] more...

Traverse City Beer Week – November 7 – 14, 2014
[ November 7, 2014 to November 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, [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Labor Day Weekend – September 4 – 6, 2021
[ September 4, 2021 to September 6, 2021. ] Kick back, relax and enjoy your Labor Day weekend at Crystal Mountain. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun! Daily Activities • Outdoor Pool & Water Playground • Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide* • Edge Adventure Course* • Climbing Wall* • Biking *Reservations will be required for these activities. Additional Weekend Events Saturday, September 4 10am, Sand Art Held [...] more...

Antrim County Fall Color Photos – Update October 12, 2012
Antrim County Fall Color – October 12, 2012 Shanty Creek Resorts – October 12, 2012 – A light dusting of snow overnight makes the fall color pop at Schuss Mountain. Antrim County Fall Color – October 4, 2012 Shanty Creek Resorts – Lake Bellaire 4 October 2012 Antrim County Fall Color – October 1, 2012 Shanty Creek Resorts – October 1, [...] more...

Empire Hops and Harvest Festival – October 2, 2021
[ October 2, 2021; 12:00 pm; ] Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival! We are so excited to celebrate the arrival of harvest time with our annual Hops Festival once again! Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant. We will be celebrating Saturday, October 2 from noon-6pm in downtown Empire. Entrance is [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Fun Saturday – October 2, 2021
[ October 2, 2021; ] Get outside and have some family fun during our Fall Fun Saturdays! Join us on Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 for a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Saturday Schedule 9am - 5pm, Bike Rental at the Mountain Adventure Zone Take a bike ride around the resort to see all [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 18 & 19, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019. ] 7:30 - 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail... if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019. Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult. Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 24 – 25, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ October 24, 2020 to October 25, 2020. ] Peaktoberfest is cancelled for 2020. We look forward to welcoming it back in 2021. Check out our Fall Fun Saturdays on October 17, 24 and 31 for activities the whole family can enjoy! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> 2014 Peak2Peak - Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view) <>

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Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It's a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. 2 - 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: [...] more...

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