It’s not too early to plan a fall getaway.
Avoid the heavy road traffic of Labor Day Weekend by taking your well-deserved escape mid-September to mid-October.
The scenery, shops hiking paths and wine trails of the northwestern edge of Michigan from Frankfort and Sleeping Bear Dunes to Leland and Traverse City are snapshot perfect. And they follow state and local Covid protection protocols.
Some of the best snapshots can be found at the region’s lighthouses: Frankfort North Breakwater, Grand Traverse and Mission Point.
Some of the best driving and hiking trails are at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Some of the best fun shops are at Leland and Fishtown on the west side of the Leelanau Peninsula on Lake Michigan and Suttons Bay on that peninsula’s east side on Grand Traverse Bay.
Save time to do: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail.
To be near and actually at the Sleeping Bear Dunes I like the Homestead, a condo and lodge style resort with great views and beach and wonderful sunsets.
To spend time on the Leelanau Peninsula I recommend Black Star Farms. It’s a combo winery and B&B with gourmet breakfasts and wine before going out for dinner.
For more lodging choices and things to do visit Traverse City.com.