There’s something wonderfully appealing about the transition of the seasons as summer fades to fall and leaves begin to show their vibrant colors. The lush landscape, lakeside fun and scenic beauty of Traverse City, Michigan makes it an ideal destination for the traveler looking to enjoy some well-earned time away from the daily routine, savoring the sights of the season. When you’re ready to pack your bags and put the finishing touches on the itinerary, be sure to add these ideas to make the most of a fun fall getaway to Traverse City.

Enjoy Hull Park

Situated at 660 Hannah Street, Hull Park is a great place to settle in for a day of outdoor fun when your travels bring you to Traverse City in the fall. Whether you’re traveling with children and are looking for a place where they can run off excess energy or can’t wait to enjoy a waterside picnic, this park promises to be a great place to do it all. Complete with pavilions, boat launch, amphitheater, and picnic facilities, this park sits on Boardman Lake and offers up great views of both the water and surrounding trees that are worth noting when the fall colors are in full bloom.

Explore the Arcadia Dunes This Getaway to Traverse City

Forests, dunes, and waterfront landscapes are visitors for the savoring and exploring when they set their fall travel sights on Arcadia Dunes. Integrated into the greater C.S. Mott Nature Preserve, this area is saturated with a maze of trails for day use that sprawl across more than 15 miles of land. Both hiking and birding are extremely popular fall activities in this area and a day spent in this destination can be customized to fit guest skill levels as needed.

Bike Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a fantastic locale to explore in the fall but for those that are hoping to enjoy it from the vantage point of two wheels, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is the exclusive option. Stretching between Bohemian and Empire Roads, this bike trail provides 20 miles of paved pathway to enjoy winding through one of Traverse City’s most prized natural landmarks.

Savor the Stay

When you’re ready to experience the fun and beauty of Traverse City for yourself, True North is your expert adviser on all things local vacation rentals. Be sure to reach out today to learn more about our ever-growing portfolio of properties and to begin turning those plans into a travel reality!