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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 – September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 Update: Some early glimpses of fall color emerging in isolated areas of the Traverse City area and Northern Michigan. All signs are pointing to an early fall color show this year. If that holds true, look for some good early color for the weekend of October 7 & 8. With peak color [...] more...

Traverse City Fall Color Update – September 19, 2017
Fall Color Update: September 19, 2017 — Some early glimpses of fall color emerging in isolated areas of the Traverse City area and Northern Michigan. All signs are pointing to an early fall color show this year. If that holds true, look for some good early color for the weekend of October 8 & 9. [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2017
September 21, 2017 Update: Some early glimpses of fall color emerging in isolated areas of the Traverse City area and Northern Michigan. All signs are pointing to an early fall color show this year. If that holds true, look for some good early color for the weekend of October 7 & 8. With peak color [...] more...

Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 12 – October 29, 2017
[ September 1, 2017 to October 29, 2017. ] 2017 Maze Season: August 12 - October 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 salute those that risk their lives to call themselves, Guardians Of The Great [...] 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. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. 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 $7 per [...] 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...

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...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 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...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 2, 2017 to October 31, 2017. ] 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. Pick up glasses and tickets Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1 Traverse City, Michigan 49684 TICKETS and glasses can also [...] more...

Empire Hops Festival – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival! Empire, Michigan will host the fourth annual Hops Festival on Saturday October 1st, 2016. 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 $15.00 | [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 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...

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 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 12:00 am 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...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017
[ October 20, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:00 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 – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 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 – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; ] 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 – Tour de Tykes Bike Race – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 2:00 pm; ] Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Traxs! Tour de Tykes: The race is a fun event for racers ages 7-12 years old. Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. All participants receive [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 22, 2017
[ October 22, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 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 – Spooktacular Saturday – October 28, 2017
[ October 28, 2017; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] 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...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 4 – 5 and Nov. 11 – 12, 2017
[ November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017. November 11, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017. Ticket Information: Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured [...] 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 26, 2017
[ August 26, 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...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 15 – 16, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017. ] 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...

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...

Fall Festival in Frankfort – October 8, 2016
[ October 8, 2016; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors Benzie County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Graceland Fruit, Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar, Harbor Lights Resort, Curtis Insurance and State Savings Bank will bring you the Annual Fall Festival celebration in Frankfort on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM with the Fall Festival Parade (Parade Registration Form) featuring The Scottville Clown Band and entertaining Mutt March [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Peak2Peak Mountain Festival – October 14 – 16, 2016
[ October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016. ] Join mountain bike racers and enthusiasts for a weekend of bike racing and festivities! Our Peak2Peak Mountain Festival, happening October 14-16, 2016, joins first-class mountain bike racing, great food and award-winning brews for a weekend of outdoor fun and surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Admission to the festival is free. Friday, October 14 Pre-Race Pasta [...] 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...

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