Fall Activities

Autumn Activities at Hotel Walloon, View of Walloon Lake

Color Season on the Shores of Walloon Lake

Hiking

Get a closer look at the brilliant fall colors in Northern Michigan by exploring local hiking trails at Scenic Parks & Nature Preserves.

Walloon Trails and Preserves – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Avalanche Mountain – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Young State Park – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Petoskey State Park – Petoskey, MI 13 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Biking

Rent a bicycle or bring your own! Take a ride along Lake Michigan on the Little Traverse Wheelway or enjoy one of the many other local biking trails.

Rental

North County Cycle Sport – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Pedego Electric Bikes Petoskey – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness – Petoskey, MI  9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Trails

Avalanche Preserve – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Bear River Valley Recreational Area – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Little Traverse Wheelway – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Golfing

Experience Northern Michigan’s Championship Golf Courses

 

Boating and Kayaking

Rent a kayak or pontoon boat and take an adventure on one of Northern Michigan’s crystal clear lakes and rivers.

Rental

Tommy’s Walloon – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Bear River Canoe Livery – Petoskey, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne River Adventures – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Water Sports – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Paddle Your Harbor – Petoskey, MI 11 miles from Hotel Walloon

Jordan Valley Outfitters – East Jordan, MI 21 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lakes and Rivers

Walloon Lake – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Bear River – Petoskey, MI 2 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lake Charlevoix – Boyne City & Charlevoix, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne River – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lake Michigan – Petoskey, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Jordan River – East Jordan, MI  23 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Skydiving

Feel a rush of adrenaline and see the beauty of Lake Michigan from a whole new view!

Skydive Charlevoix – Charlevoix, MI 24 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Paintball

Challenge your friends and family to a Paintball Battle on the course at Boyne Mountain.

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Horseback Riding

Let experienced guides take you on an Equestrian Journey and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Enjoy picturesque views on a relaxing chairlift ride to the top of Northern Michigan’s finest slopes.

Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Local Parks

Catch an iconic Northern Michigan sunset at any one of these amazing viewing points during your stay!

Village Green Park – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Melrose Township Park – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Veteran’s Park – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

Sunset Park – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

  East Park – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Brew School

Love craft beer? Brew your own keg of customized beer at Stiggs Brewery!

Stiggs Brewery – Boyne City, MI 6 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Farms and Orchards

Enjoy harvest season activities ranging from wine tastings and fresh apple cider to pumpkin patches and petting zoos.

Coveyou Scenic Farm – Petoskey, MI 5 miles from Hotel Walloon

Lavender Hill Farm – Boyne City. MI 13 miles from Hotel Walloon

Pond Hill Farm – Harbor Springs, MI 24 miles from Hotel Walloon

Friske Orchards – Ellsworth, MI 29 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Attend a Local Festival

Subscribe to the Hotel Walloon 17 Editorial for information surrounding all Northern Michigan has to offer or call our 24-Hour Concierge Desk to learn more about Local Festivals during your stay!

 

Family Recreation

Looking for activities to entertain kids of all ages? Try one of these unique, family-friendly destinations.

Great American Adventures – Petoskey, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Harbor Springs Deer Park – Harbor Springs, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Raven Hill Discovery Center – East Jordan, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Scream in Wolverine Haunted House – Wolverine, MI 27 miles from Hotel Walloon

Call of the Wild Museum – Gaylord, MI  29 miles from Hotel Walloon

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park – Mackinaw City, MI 46 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Cooking Classes

Learn how to cook utilizing Fustini’s Michigan made Oils & Vinegar. With a variety of different classes, cooks at all skill levels will have tasty memories to take home with them.

Fustini’s – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Tunnel of Trees

Take a drive to experience fall colors as you’ve never seen before. At the end of your drive enjoy dinner at Legs Inn, a landmark dining destination.

Tunnel of Trees – Harbor Springs, MI 17 miles from Hotel Walloon

Boyne Highlands’ Tunnel of Trees Color Excursion Tour – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

Legs Inn – Cross Village, MI 33 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Dark Sky Park

Seek starry skies at Dark Sky Park, an iconic stargazing spot.

 Headland’s Dark Sky Park – Mackinac City, MI 46 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island

Looking for a day trip? Drive across the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere or take a ferry ride and enjoy your day sightseeing on the historic Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Bridge – Mackinaw City, MI 43 miles from Hotel Walloon

Mackinac Island – Mackinaw Island, MI 43 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Ernest Hemingway

Tour the places that inspired Hemingway’s Classic Novels of his Northern Michigan summer adventures.

Tour Information – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Earl Young Mushroom House Tours

Check out the architectural collection of Earl Young. These “Hobbit Houses” are a must-see staple in the Charlevoix community.

Walking & Gem Car Tours – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

Self-Guided Tour Map

 

Castle Farms

Experience estate tours, wine tastings, the largest outdoor model railroad, and life-size chess. The whole family will find something to love during a visit to this historic property.

Castle Farms – Charlevoix, MI 26 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Farmer Markets

Shop the local farmers’ markets and discover a variety of Northern Michigan produce, arts and more!

Boyne City Indoor – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Downtown Petoskey – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Winery and Brewery Tours

Take a guided Winery & Brewery tour or a self-guided tour of The Petoskey Wine Region and renowned Local Breweries.

Vine Ride – Petoskey, MI 8 miles from Hotel Walloon

Northern Michigan Beer & Wine Tours – Charlevoix, MI 23 miles from Hotel Walloon

Northern Michigan Trolley – Gaylord, MI 33 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Sip and Paint

Walloon Lake Winery – Petoskey, MI 8 miles from Hotel Walloon

                   

Indoor Water Park

Spend the day at Michigan’s Largest Indoor Water Park & Arcade.

Avalanche Bay – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Chocolate Factory Tour

Tours available Monday-Friday from 10:00 am–4:30 pm on the half-hour. Free samples at the end of each tour!

Kilwins Chocolate Tours – Petoskey, MI 10 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Historic Site Shopping and Antiquing

Shop for Northern Michigan antiques in local historic districts.

Walloon Lake Village – Walloon Lake, MI On-site

Boyne City Main Street – Boyne City, MI 7 miles from Hotel Walloon

Petoskey’s Historic Gaslight District – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Village at Bay Harbor – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Harbor Springs Historic District – Harbor Springs, MI 20 miles from Hotel Walloon

Charlevoix Main Street – Charlevoix, MI 22 miles from Hotel Walloon

Mackinaw City – Mackinaw City, MI 44 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Spa Experiences

Relax in the area’s most exclusive Resort Spas. Designed to rejuvenate and recharge for your next adventure.

The Spa at Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

Willoway Spa – Petoskey, MI 9 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Spa at Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, MI 19 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Catch a Movie at a Vintage Theater

Put an old-fashioned twist on going to the movies and check out one of the area’s Vintage Theaters.

Lyric Theatre – Harbor Springs, MI 18 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Charlevoix Theatre – Charlevoix, MI 22 miles from Hotel Walloon

The Bellaire Theatre – Bellaire, MI 30 miles from Hotel Walloon

 

Attend a Performance and Art Show

Experience Northern Michigan Performing Arts & Artist Galleries.

Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

Great Lakes Performing Arts Center – Bay Harbor, MI 12 miles from Hotel Walloon

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