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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, 2019
October 24, 2019 Update: Fall color is past peak along the interior routes of Benzie County. Routes along the lake shore will still have some peak color. Crystal Mountain Fall Chairlift rides are October 11, 12 & 13 – October 18, 19 & 20 – and October 25 & 26. Crystal Mountain Peaktoberfest is October 18 – 20, [...] more...

Traverse City Fall Color Update – October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019 Update: In Northern Lower Michigan fall color is past peak now along all interior routes. Routes along the Lake Michigan shore – such as M-22 in Benzie and Leelanau County – should still have some good color. Crystal Mountain Fall Chairlift rides are October 11, 12 & 13 – October 18, 19 & 20 [...] more...

Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 17 – November 3, 2019
[ September 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019. ] 2019 Maze Season: Aug. 17 - November 3 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 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing in this year's Space [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2018
Crystal Mountain / Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2019 Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsFall Color shared a post. Friday October 25th, 2019 - 12:15 pm FROM Crystal Mountain --> It's our final weekend for fall fun! Hop on our Fall Chairlift Rides to soak in these beautiful [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 11, 2019
[ October 11, 2019; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 12, 2019
[ October 12, 2019; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 13, 2019
[ October 13, 2019; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 18, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 4:00 pm to October 19, 2019 6:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 19, 2019
[ October 19, 2019; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2019
[ October 20, 2019; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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 – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 25, 2019
[ October 25, 2019; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 26, 2019
[ October 26, 2019; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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. ] Ride our Crystal Clipper chairlift and enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment, snack bar, cash bar, and more. Please note, dogs and beverages are not permitted on all chairlifts. Hours of operation are subject to change and are weather permitting. Call or visit the Park at Water's Edge [...] 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 – 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...

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 – 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 – 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...

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...

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