This year, put a new spin on the annual fall color road trip and leave the car behind. Venture to Mackinac Island for an up-close and personal view of fall’s tapestry of color by foot, bike, horseback or carriage at one of the most romantic and picturesque vacation destinations.
Gaze at the frenzy of fall color as you enjoy a leisurely ride along the uncrowded streets during a narrated carriage tour. Visit points of interest and the natural beauty that make Mackinac Island so special. Or, stop by an island stable to inquire about a horse for trail riding. You don’t have to be an experienced equestrian to take advantage of this activity, stable hands will give brief instructions—and guided and unguided trail rides are available.
Rent a bike and enjoy the crisp fall air along the scenic shorelines. Watch for unusual limestone formations, caves and scenic vistas as you travel along the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan waterfront.
With more than seventy miles of roads and trails for biking, hiking and equestrian activities the opportunities are endless. Take a hike through the interior trails of the Mackinac Island State Park--Michigan’s first state park, and only the second one in the nation. In autumn, the park is a blaze of jewel tones among it beautiful maples and oaks in a natural forest setting.
As the season winds down, now is a great time to enjoy Mackinac Island’s hospitality with discounted and value-added packages. Check out the Fall Couples packages at the Inn at Stonecliffe with deluxe accommodations, five-course prix fixe dinner, ferry tickets and more. Escape to the Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa to enjoy special spa services. At this all-suites hotel, you’ll also be treated to breakfast each morning and a half-pound of Murdick’s Fudge when you register for the Fall Escape package.
Book the Harbour View Inn B&B package for an additional savings on accommodations, ferry tickets and a $40 dinner voucher. Enjoy all that autumn has to offer at the Island House with a package that includes two-nights lodging, breakfast buffet daily, dinner one evening in the 1852 Grill Room, round-trip ferry tickets and- a-half pounds of Ryba’s Mackinac Island Fudge.
Or, take advantage of Grand Hotel’s historic 125th anniversary season and a great offer during the Fall Celebrate Michigan Special. The package includes accommodations, the famed Grand Hotel five-course dinner, Grand Luncheon Buffet daily, Michigan-themed evening reception, free golf greens fees--and more. Check out all of these super deals--and other great package details at the Island’s hospitality and value-added package links.
It’s easy to fall for Mackinac Island this time of the year. So, getaway to Mackinac Island this season to view one of the best fall-color displays in the country.