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Top 5 Places to Capture Fall Colors

The transition into October brings fall harvest celebrations and the changing of leaves.  As the fall leaves begin to change, it’s time to head outside and explore nature’s amazing beauty. Looking for a unique place to explore the fall colors? Grab your bike, walking shoes, camera, family and friends and head out to explore Charlevoix’s natural wonders.

  1. Little Traverse Wheelway
    Stretching 26 miles, from Charlevoix to Petoskey, the Little Traverse Wheelway weaves along Lake Michigan. Set course along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, there are numerous places to take great photos of the fall colors.
  2. Lake to Lake Trail
    Connecting Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan, this bike trail winds through tree covered paths. Enjoy spectacular fall colors winds through the forests of Charlevoix. Stop at Ferry Beach or Fisherman Island State Park for a scenic picnic. If you visit Fisherman’s Island, see if you can find an allusive Petoskey Stone.
  3. Hayes Township Camp Seagull Park
    Take a stroll along this public beach. This is a great place bring a camera to capture nature’s beauty. The tranquility of this park cannot be understated.
  4. Ransom Nature Preserve
    Ransom Nature Preserve has spectacular views of Charlevoix, Beaver Island, and the Leelanau Peninsula.  This place is every photographer’s paradise. There are numerous trails to explore and photo opportunities awaiting you.
  5. Rex Beach
    This hidden gem is located just outside of Norwood. Grab your walking shoes and discover the numerous trails stretching along Lake Michigan. Take a moment to enjoy the silence surrounding this peaceful place. 

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