Immerse yourself in the beauty that is fall. The crisp air, the colorful trees and all things pumpkin. There is so much to enjoy during the fall season in northern Michigan, we hope you can find time to sip, savor and see a few of our favorites with a relaxing stay.
Do yourself a favor and taste & tour the sensational and award winning wines of northern Michigan that make up the Bay View Wine Trail. Fall is the perfect time to visit to take in the gorgeous scenery, too.
- Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery– Alanson
- Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery – Harbor Springs
- Mackinaw Trail Winery – Petoskey
- Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery – Petoskey
- Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery – Petoskey
- Pleasantview Winery – Harbor Springs
- Seasons of the North – Indian River
- The Cellars of Royal Farms – Atwood/Ellsworth
- Walloon Lake Winery – Petoskey
If you are looking for additional Michigan wines beyond our region, stop into Stafford’s Art Gallery in downtown Petoskey. We offer a large selection and wine accessories.
Savor The Flavor!
If there is one thing northern Michigan isn’t short on, it’s the culinary trail. Many restaurants still offer al fresco dining (weather permitting) including Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs and Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix. If you are visiting on a weekend, don’t miss Sunday Brunch at Stafford’s Bay View Inn (May – October).
Other favorites include gourmet snacks from Symon’s General Store, sweet treats from Tom’s Moms Cookies in Harbor Springs, or nibbling on some cheese from Petoskey Cheese in downtown Petoskey.
See Fall Foliage
One of the most beautiful and well known drives in northern Michigan is M-119 and The Tunnel of Trees. Take in the beautiful fall colors and Lake Michigan shoreline and stop by the Good Hart store for unique gift items and snacks. Click here to learn about additional scenic northern Michigan routes.
Other ways to take in the fall color include taking a chair lift ride to the top of Boyne Highlands and see a spectacular view. Look down from the Bluff in Harbor Springs to see a world class view of town and the bay. Or gaze across the bay from the Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Northern Michigan Fall colors are picture perfect.
Ahhh, relaxation. The fall color season is the perfect time to getaway and we have just the packages for you.
- Fall Color Tour at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge
Enjoy two nights, breakfast each morning, $50 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars and a small gift upon arrival, $283 (based on two guests).
- Fall Keepsake Package at Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Includes: two nights lodging, breakfast each morning of your stay, dinner one evening for two, $20 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars, $275 (based on two guests per room).
- Fall Shopping Package at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Relax with two nights lodging, breakfast vouchers each morning of your stay, $30 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars, $30 in Downtown Merchant Money, $349 (based on two guests per room).