Photo: Traverse City Zombie Run

It’s that time of year around Northern Michigan: The eerie “Dogman” song is on the radio and the spooookiest events of the year are stirring up the fallen leaves. Below is a look at some of the (scariest, screamingest, ghostliest) fun to be had (with a little bit for all ages included).

You don’t have to spend weeks on vacation to have a transformative getaway. In a world where days off work aren’t endless, and travel budgets have their limits we sometimes have to be creative in finding new ways to escape our busy lives and explore new places with the hours we’re afforded.

Glacial formed hills running through Antrim County provide the ultimate backdrop for fall colors and events. Whether for the weekend or a day, Bellaire is your hub for fall adventures. Located in the heart of the Chain of Lakes, northern Michigan scenic outlooks are just a short drive away. After experiencing the natural beauty, make sure to check out some of the fall traditions in the area.

The Iceman Cometh Challenge celebrates its 30th year this fall in Traverse City. The Nov. 2, 2019, event marks three decades of the largest single-day mountain bike race in the country, with riders cutting through the Pere Marquette forest from Kalkaska to TC via a web of single tracks, two tracks and back roads. 

Summer in Northern Michigan is beautiful, but fall brings a quiet magic to our corner of the world, with crisp breezes, vineyard harvests, and glorious fall color. One of the best ways to take in the glory of fall is to take a drive up the scenic M-22. This 116- mile highway follows the coast of Leelanau Peninsula, with lake views appearing around each turn. Check out these top spots to stop—including dining, shopping, wineries, and scenic
overlooks—during your leaf peeping tour.

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