Tunnel of Trees
September 1st, 2018
You’ve woken up and enjoyed our scrumptious breakfast display while taking in the views of the gleaming morning on Walloon Lake. Our friendly staff will bring your car up to the front drive and so you will be on your way to discover one of the best Northern Michigan destinations.
Take Highway-31 to the city of Petoskey and drive along the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Two miles north of Petoskey, turn left onto M-119 towards Harbor Springs. Along the way you’ll pass by Toski-Sands, a local favorite for high-quality treats to eat in the car. You’ll definitely want to try some of their handmade beef and turkey jerky! Further North of Harbor Springs you’ll come across Pond Hill Farms. With lots of activities, wine tastings and a great menu this would be a fantastic spot to stop and enjoy the scenery.
Shortly after Pond Hill Farms you’ll experience the winding, narrow roads of M-119 known as the Tunnel of Trees. You’ll enjoy the views of the beautiful trees along M-119. It is particularly beautiful in fall, when the leaves are changing. Stop and experience many small shops, including: Trillium Woods Antiques and the Good Hart General Store; with endless antiques and creations inspired by the beauty and simplicity of this Northern Michigan destination.
With the trail ending at Cross Village, take some time to explore Three Pines Studio. This unique spot showcases beautiful pieces from many Northern Michigan artists and also features classes, workshops and an exquisite outdoor sculpture garden.
Continue north of the tunnel of trees for several miles and you will come across Sturgeon Bay, while after that you will find Wilderness State Park, two of the most loved spots by outdoor enthusiasts.
After a day of exploring and taking in the beautiful sights of Northern Michigan, there is nothing like coming home to the refreshments, family, and comfort of the Hotel Walloon. Take a seat on Hotel Walloon’s patio, watch the million-dollar sunset and reminisce on the beauty of Northern Michigan.