America's Best Fall Foliage Drives
Highway through wooden bridge in fall, Michigan's Gold Coast
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America's Best Fall Foliage Drives

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Courtesy of Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Want to be dazzled by Mother Nature’s fall foliage display? Just hop in the car.

Michigan's Gold Coast

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Starting Point: Traverse City

The Route: 100 miles.

What to Expect: Lake Michigan’s northeastern shores have charming coves, towering sand dunes, and tiny fishing towns. Drive along Grand Traverse Bay, where, in the fall, fiery-hued maple and oak leaves stand out against green pine, fir, and spruce trees.

Where to Stop: The lakeside villages of Peshawbestown, Omena, and Northport; Inspiration Point, for views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands; the 19th-century Grand Traverse Lighthouse; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Don’t Miss: Visit Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm, in Northport, to pick apples from among 250 varieties.

—Bree Sposato

Highway through wooden bridge in fall, Michigan's Gold Coast

America's Best Fall Foliage Drives

Michigan's Gold Coast

Starting Point: Traverse City

The Route: 100 miles.

What to Expect: Lake Michigan’s northeastern shores have charming coves, towering sand dunes, and tiny fishing towns. Drive along Grand Traverse Bay, where, in the fall, fiery-hued maple and oak leaves stand out against green pine, fir, and spruce trees.

Where to Stop: The lakeside villages of Peshawbestown, Omena, and Northport; Inspiration Point, for views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands; the 19th-century Grand Traverse Lighthouse; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Don’t Miss: Visit Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm, in Northport, to pick apples from among 250 varieties.

—Bree Sposato

Courtesy of Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
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