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.
With more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails to explore (and many of the most serene and beautiful pathways right here in northern Michigan), the Great Lakes state is a haven for off-road exploration. Whether on foot or bike, the trails this time of year are particularly scenic as fall’s colors emerge.
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.
As Michigan Chews and Brews, we try and keep an eye out for all the deliciousness that the Mitten has to offer. On a recent trip to Traverse City, we checked out the local Hard Cider Scene. One sip and we were hooked, check out these amazing spots and see for yourself!
Looking for a way to spend the afternoon? Here’s how to create a locally sourced picnic in Traverse City.
Photo: Glacial Hills Trails
When you’re seeking a day trip that gets you into the woods, and your idea of exploring is going for a spin or feeling the dirt beneath your feet, the Glacial Hills Pathway in Bellaire delivers.
It’s not your traditional girls night out. You don’t want to wear your best clothes or your new shoes. Don’t even think about high heels. This is a night that will be the closest you’ve come to high school art class in over a decade(s).
Along M88 in the heart of Antrim County, discover the Bellaire region nestled along the shores of the Chain of Lakes waterway. Located 45 minutes from Traverse City, Bellaire boasts four seasons of endless activities for the thrill seeker to the beach comber.