Author: Jillian Manning

Jillian Manning is the PR/Media Manager at Traverse City Tourism. She loves exploring Northern Michigan, getting lost in a good book, and catching a Traverse City sunset.

Right about now, we all want to capture that “up north” feeling. It’s the sand between your toes, the cool water at your fingertips, and the sunshine on your face. And while we can’t mail you sand, water, and sun, we can give you the next best thing: seven ways to bring a bit of TC home.

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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