The Colors of Charlevoix

WALK THIS WAY

Fall color season—its peak now through mid-October—is a perfect finish to our recent summertime weather. And, thanks to Charlevoix’s unique physical layout and its collection of century old neighborhoods, one can enjoy the season’s beauty without even leaving town. Downtown, Bridge Street is lined with slender linden trees, whose foliage turns to lighter shades of lime green and yellows. The adjacent Round Lake harbor itself is ringed with blazing reds and oranges and offers a beautiful view from East Park. Choose a bench and enjoy the view.

Stroll Park Street from the drawbridge all the way to its intersection with Grant Street, where it overlooks Lake Michigan. Continue on to see the stunning collection of Earl A. Young’s “mushroom houses.”  (blog) Or take the walkway along the Pine River Channel pier linking Round Lake harbor to Lake Michigan. All display their brightest fall colors. Three historic avenues: Dixon, Michigan, and Belvedere, are some of the oldest neighborhoods in town and provide a canopy of brilliant color. It’s old Charlevoix at its colorful best.

 

TAKE THE BIKE

Cyclists of the pedal and motor variety enjoy the Breezeway of Charlevoix County (http://www.ridethebreezeway.com). This well-marked stretch follows the gently rolling countryside, through small towns and villages, and along sections of waterfront. The Breezeway is an off-the-beaten-path favorite and has garnered state accolades. Choose from three distances or take the whole ride.

 

ENJOY FAIR WEATHER

Some autumn days are still warm enough to be on the water. Bring the boat or rent a craft and take the water route around the 56 colorful shoreline miles of Lake Charlevoix. A 2012 USA Today poll ranked Lake Charlevoix second, behind Lake Tahoe, as readers’ favorite lake. You can’t do much better than that!

 

HIT THE ROAD

The car is still the conveyance of choice for many leaf peepers. Routes throughout the region are like treasure maps of some of the Midwest’s most stunning fall beauty. 

 

Stop by the visitor’s center for maps and information at 109 Mason Street. Need a place to stay? Click here or call 800.367.8557 about up-to-date lodging availability and deals.

 

WALK THIS WAY

Fall color season—its peak now through mid-October—is a perfect finish to our recent summertime weather. And, thanks to Charlevoix’s unique physical layout and its collection of century old neighborhoods, one can enjoy the season’s beauty without even leaving town. Downtown, Bridge Street is lined with slender linden trees, whose foliage turns to lighter shades of lime green and yellows. The adjacent Round Lake harbor itself is ringed with blazing reds and oranges and offers a beautiful view from East Park. Choose a bench and enjoy the view.

Stroll Park Street from the drawbridge all the way to its intersection with Grant Street, where it overlooks Lake Michigan. Continue on to see the stunning collection of Earl A. Young’s “mushroom houses.”  (blog) Or take the walkway along the Pine River Channel pier linking Round Lake harbor to Lake Michigan. All display their brightest fall colors. Three historic avenues: Dixon, Michigan, and Belvedere, are some of the oldest neighborhoods in town and provide a canopy of brilliant color. It’s old Charlevoix at its colorful best.

 

TAKE THE BIKE

Cyclists of the pedal and motor variety enjoy the Breezeway of Charlevoix County (http://www.ridethebreezeway.com). This well-marked stretch follows the gently rolling countryside, through small towns and villages, and along sections of waterfront. The Breezeway is an off-the-beaten-path favorite and has garnered state accolades. Choose from three distances or take the whole ride.

 

ENJOY FAIR WEATHER

Some autumn days are still warm enough to be on the water. Bring the boat or rent a craft and take the water route around the 56 colorful shoreline miles of Lake Charlevoix. A 2012 USA Today poll ranked Lake Charlevoix second, behind Lake Tahoe, as readers’ favorite lake. You can’t do much better than that!

 

HIT THE ROAD

The car is still the conveyance of choice for many leaf peepers. Routes throughout the region are like treasure maps of some of the Midwest’s most stunning fall beauty. 

 

Stop by the visitor’s center for maps and information at 109 Mason Street. Need a place to stay? Click here or call 800.367.8557 about up-to-date lodging availability and deals.