Fall color is advancing in the Traverse City area, particularly at higher elevations to the east and south of the city and the interior of the Leelanau Peninsula. Individual maples are showing bright red and orange, and there is some spot color from the golden yellow of the poplars, but for the most part there isn’t yet the kind of massed color we expect to see soon. 

The sunny days, cooler nights, and Mother Nature’s dazzling display make the fall a perfect season to meander up the Old Mission Peninsula. Stretching 19 miles north out into Grand Traverse Bay, and only four miles wide at the broadest point, Old Mission Peninsula is a breathtaking travel destination! Take in the frenzy of fall color and do a little wine tasting along the wine trail. Did we mention there are nine distinct wineries to visit? 

 

In our gorgeous region of northern Michigan, there are many options to make it a day to remember. From sightseeing, nature walks, small towns and art galleries to eateries and brew pubs, consider yourself lucky to have such a variety of great choices! 

Sunny September days in Northern Michigan are made for a morning on the links followed by an afternoon in the vines. Below, you’ll find the perfect pairing for your Traverse City golf and grapes adventure, along with insider tips to up your golf game and create an amazing wine tasting experience.