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Five Fall Day Trip Destinations in Northern Michigan

September 15th, 2022

Autumn season and fall colors at Walloon Lake Village located on the shores of Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan

From family adventures at local apple orchards to scenic drives through Northern Michigan’s brilliant fall colors, savor every autumn moment while enjoying the warm atmosphere created by the gracious team at Hotel Walloon. Enjoy the crisp morning air as you stroll along the shoreline of Walloon Lake. Relax with a good book and cocktail at the Hearth Room Bar. Dine at Barrel Back named a top waterfront restaurant by Eater Detroit. Whether your visiting the Petoskey Wine Region during the annual harvest or seeking a calm evening by the lakeside fireplace, discover something new this season. Travel from our central location to five of our favorite fall day trips.


Tunnel of Trees

25 Miles from Hotel Walloon

An iconic destination for visitors seeking the beauty of Michigan’s fall colors. Drive through the scenic 20-mile route for a day of family fall fun complete with hayrides and cider tastings at Pond Hill Farm. Explore the quaint streets of Cross Village and dine with the historic Legs Inn.


Petoskey Wine Region

5 Miles from Hotel Walloon

Filled with picturesque fall views and complex wine flavors, there is no better time to visit the Petoskey Wine Region than during harvest season. Sip sweet Michigan maple syrup flavors at America’s First Sugarbush & Winery, Maple Moon. Relax and listen to live music on the outdoor deck at Boyne Valley Vineyards. Sample local favorites at the Hearth Room Bar when you reserve your stay with the USA Today Best Winery Hotel.


Boyne Mountain Resort

10 Miles from Hotel Walloon

Discover a magical fall day at one of the areas many premier Ski Resorts. Visit Boyne Mountain Resort and take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain. Go horseback riding through the colorful trails at Boyne Highlands Resort. Bike the rolling hills or explore the breweries at Tree Tops. End your evening with a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub at Hotel Walloon.



24 Miles from Hotel Walloon

Stroll through the vintage streets of Downtown Charlevoix. Home to the Annual Apple Festival, this Lake Michigan town features many apple orchards, pumpkin farms, and stunning waterfront views. Spend the afternoon shopping in the historic district or take a sunset sailboat cruise.


Walloon Lake

Watch as Walloon Lake comes to life with the colors of the season. Hike through local trails and preserves maintained by the Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy. Indulge in Northern Michigan cuisines on the outdoor patio at Walloon Lake Inn. Wake up to breathtaking views from your private lakeside balcony at Hotel Walloon.


Design your own fall day trips or allow our concierge to assist with recommending this areas best. Explore more activities.

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