Peak color season is early this year, plan your trip Up North now and enjoy an overnight stay in Petoskey October 7th – 14th. Here are six fun activities your family will love.

Drive Through The Tunnel of Trees

#MomLife feature Jessica from @DepartingDTW lists The Tunnel of Trees M119 as her favorite fall destination, put on your favorite playlist a cruise through the 20 mile highway for vibrant fall colors and tree top canopies.

Pond Hill Farm

Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs is a family favorite and the weekly fall festival takes place Saturdays and Sundays from September 25th to October 24th and features unique activities like pumpkin bowling and apple golf. The barn is open year-round to visit animals and so is the playground – the perfect spot for kids to play while you sip on a beer or wine.

Find a Petoskey Stone

Science lesson, scavenger hunt and souvenir –  hit the beach and go hunting for a Petoskey stone. The state’s official stone is the result of glacial movement and fossilization millions of years ago! you can find them at the breakwall in downtown Petoskey, Magnus City Park Beach on West Lake Street and Petoskey State Park on M-119 on the way to Harbor Springs

Family Dinner at Legs Inn

For nearly a century Legs Inn has been serving up authentic Polish food off the cost of Sturegon Bay. Sit back, relax and take in the views from the outdoor garden seating.

Explore Castle Farms

Bring your princesses and train lovers to Castle Farms. Explore the grounds and gardens of Castle Farms property and check out the observation towers for a bird’s eye view of Michigan’s largest outdoor model train. Set among the towers and gardens, two separate lines together feature more than 70 trains covering over 2,500 feet of track.

Make A Splash At Avalanche Bay

Unpack the swim suit and plan a family adventure at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark features rides, slides, splash pads, and pools. The play structure alone provides hours of fun with multiple levels, bridges, dumping buckets, slides, and water sprays. Plan an overnight stay or stop by for an afternoon splash.

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