Fall Colors Itinerary

Fall in northern Michigan is a Michigan thing! We can sense the change in seasons and thoroughly enjoy it. 

The cool breeze and warm sunlight create the perfect weather for exciting adventures. With The Highlands in the heart of it all, plan your perfect fall getaway with these must-see places.

Through the Tunnel

Kick off your day with a leisurely drive on M119, known as the Tunnel of Trees. This winding road offers glimpses of Lake Michigan through the trees, places to pause for a short hike, and a cozy tea/coffee house hidden away. The show stopper is the brilliant colors creating a tunnel of golds, reds, and bright oranges. There is a reason the Tunnel of Trees hits every must-do fall adventure list- it is stunning!

A Trip to the Farm

Stop at Pond Hill Farm while driving the Tunnel of Trees. Enjoy farm-fresh produce, family-friendly fun, dancing and swaying to live music, and enjoying the cafe, winery, and adorable animals.

You can't beat watching your little ones play on their playground while enjoying a freshly made pizza and a cold one.

From scenic hikes to their gnome hunt, around every corner is something fun to discover.

Be sure to grab a pumpkin or two to carve later and snap a pic with their giant pumpkin display.

Pond Hill Farm

Apple Picking

It is not Fall without Michigan apples! Uncle Frank's Apple Town has everything from apples, freshly pressed cider, and the best cinnamon sugar doughnuts! Take a hay ride through the 50-acre farm and say hello to Brutus- a giant dinosaur statue made of hay!

Views From the Slopes

Ski lifts aren't just for skiers. Take in the captivating views of the valley with a leisure chairlift ride.

The views are just as magical up the slopes as they are down. Enjoy the 9-hole disc golf course from the top to the bottom, taking in the sights with every toss.

scenic chairlift rides

Fall Color Segway Tour

Imagine gliding through the beautiful colors of a northern Michigan autumn, surrounded by nature on a Segway journey.

The adventure begins on The Heather Express, your gateway to the top of the hill, where you and your friends will follow a guided tour through the woods to North Peak to see the valley in its colorful splendor! You can even see the Mackinac Bridge if the day is clear.

fall segway

Harvest Hues: North Peak Dinner Series

Need more of North Peak? We don't blame you! Finish your perfect northern Michigan fall day by experiencing the woodland backdrop's golden glow and harvest hues. Enjoy a rustic 4-course dinner and seasonal menu on select evenings through October.

The pumpkin mousse with a warm chocolate ganache is calling your name! 

North Peak

Autumn photo of North Peak by Taylor Marie Parker.

From season to season, The Highlands creates lasting memories. Create your new favorite fall memory and discover the beauty of northern Michigan!