Author: Coryn Briggs

Coryn Briggs is the Director of Digital Marketing at Traverse City Tourism. A Detroit area native, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master's in Recreation and Tourism Management at Michigan State University. She has lived and worked in Traverse City since 2004 and enjoys running, hiking, exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes and dining at Traverse City's restaurants. 

Usually this time of the year we are announcing that peak color has arrived, but right now we are still about a week away. The cooler evening temperatures should kick full color into action. With that said, it's likely that by this weekend autumn will be putting on quite a show. While it's hard to say exactly which areas will be the most colorful, we do know that you are bound to find color around the region. 

Peak color is on the way to northern Michigan! We'll get to enjoy the gorgeous reds, golds, and oranges within the next few weeks. The warmer October temperatures have slowed down the color change, but there are spots around the area where autumn's annual display is starting to appear. This slow shift bodes well for travelers, since the peak lasts longer and can be enjoyed in so many different places! 

Fall color is on its way to northern Michigan, but we are not at peak. As you drive the rolling hills of Old Mission Peninsula, cruise the Leelanau County roads, or head toward  downtown Traverse City, you'll see some spots of red, orange, and gold in the trees. Some areas around the region are a little more colorful; Benzie County has just a touch more color than we do, but they are also not at peak. 

Apples are good any time of year, but during the fall they are begging you to be snacked on! Even better, if you plan your apple picking adventure with a visit to a pumpkin patch, and a stop for warm cider and cinnamon donuts, you'll have a day to remember. 

It all starts with...a view of the Bay, of course! What follows are the little moments that make up our days, or the big events that wow us without even being planned! All said and done, all of these things combined make us grateful to be living in this pretty great place known as Traverse City.

Every morning I look forward to opening my package of tea for a very simple reason; to read the quote on the little slip of white paper at the end of the tea bag.  Much like cracking a fortune cookie in half to find out what potentially lies ahead in my future, this simple act of daily awareness often has an impact on how I perceive the day ahead of me. 

We have the wine, the beer, the distilled spirits, and the food, but do we also have the coffee? Often overlooked, Traverse City’s coffee culture is alive within the city. Whether it’s the first cup of the day or that afternoon latte, your caffeine cravings will be satisfied. 

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