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Traverse City Area Fall Color

 
Get Ready to Enjoy The Color In Traverse City This Fall

Combine splendid fall color with the wooded hills and the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan and countless inland lakes and you have prime color touring country. Traverse City has it all for the fall visitor.

Here is our Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – October 19, 2016

FROM 2015

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

Check back for updates as the season continues. Lots of great fall events – Check here for latest. Make your plans to enjoy the fall color.

Benzie County Fall Color Updates

Leelanau County Fall Color Updates

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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 ResortHotel Frankfort

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Traverse City Area Fall Color Lodging & Services

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Update – October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018 Update: Still some remaining peak color on the routes along the lake shore – such as M22 and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.. Final weekend of Fall Color Chairlift Rides at Crystal Mountain… Friday, October 26: 4-6pm Saturday, October 27: 2-6pm And don’t forget: Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 27, 2018 A Quest For Color – Best [...] more...

Traverse City Fall Color Update – October 24, 2018
Fall Color Update: October 24, 2018 — Still some good fall color on routes along the lake shore – such as M22 and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Enjoy the fall colors and tour the wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula and in Leelanau County. Final weekend of Fall Color Chairlift Rides at Crystal Mountain… Friday, October [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2018
Crystal Mountain / Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2018 Fall Color shared a photo. Sunday September 1st, 2019 - 4:08 pm Fall colors will be changing soon in Northern Lower Michigan... #benziecountyThe colors will soon be changing. Fall rates in effect Sept 2nd. Fall golf is the best golf. ... See MoreSee LessView [...] more...

Frankfort Beer Week – October 7 – 12, 2019
[ October 7, 2019 to October 12, 2019. ] Welcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week! Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort. Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience. Celebrate beer. [...] more...

Frankfort Fall Festival – October 12, 2019
[ October 12, 2019; ] Visit downtown Frankfort for a day of fall fun! Enjoy a parade featuring the Scottville Clown Band, wagon rides, scavenger hunts, pie eating contests and TONS of pumpkin fun including the Weight Contest, Giant Pumpkin Drop (on a car!) and everyone's favorite pumpkin carvings by Mr. Moody. The annual Fall Festival festivities begin with a pancake [...] 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 18 – 20, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic 9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; ] 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 [...] more...

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...

Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 25 & 26, 2019
[ October 25, 2019 to October 26, 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 – Spooktacular Saturday – October 26, 2019
[ October 26, 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...

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...

Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 11 – October 29, 2018
[ September 1, 2018 to October 29, 2018. ] 2018 Maze Season: Aug. 11 - Oct. 29 Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan! This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we’re celebrating the state that we call home with this year’s Pure Michigan theme. [...] 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. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, a family sand box, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge for more information, 888-968-7686 ext. 7000. Cost: $7 per person. Ages [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 29, 2018
[ September 29, 2018; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on all [...] 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...

Empire Hops Festival – October 6, 2018
[ October 6, 2018; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival! Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant. We’ll be celebrating all day in downtown Empire in the big tent on Front Street! Admission is $20 | Includes a commemorative glass & drink ticket Additional drink tickets and food available for purchase. [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 12, 2018
[ October 12, 2018; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on all [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2018
[ October 14, 2018; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on all [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 19, 2018
[ October 19, 2018 4:00 pm to October 20, 2018 6:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 21, 2018
[ October 21, 2018; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 26, 2018
[ October 26, 2018; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 27, 2018
[ October 27, 2018; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Admission: $7 per person Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Ages 8 and under ride free with a paying adult. Free to houseguests. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. *Dogs and beverages are not permitted on [...] more...

Traverse City Zombie Run – 5K Run (or Walk) – October 28, 2017
[ October 28, 2017; 9:00 am; ] Join us for the Ninth Annual Traverse City Zombie Run, Saturday, October 28th, 2017 The Zombie Run has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. What's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Over the years we have seen zombies from all walks of life, or should I say death. Who will show up this [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 20, 2016
[ August 20, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by Belle Suite. Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 23, 2017
[ August 23, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 30, 2017
[ August 30, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 2, 2016
[ September 2, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] 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 – Fall Golf
Tee off into the crisp fall air while enjoying breathtaking views. Manitou Passage Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer signature course, and The Homestead have teamed up for the ultimate in value-filled getaways. Enjoy prime golf, discounted lodging, and a fine Italian dinner at Nonna’s. Discounts on a two-night stay at Little Belle One 18-hole round at Manitou Passage One 9-hole round at [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 23, 2017
[ September 23, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] 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...

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