The Perfect Autumn Weekend in Northern Michigan

As autumn arrives, it’s the perfect time to head up to Northern Michigan for a romantic getaway to see the leaves changing color. This fall sight is one you don’t want to miss, and Northern Michigan is one of the best places in the world to experience the phenomenon.

Begin your perfect day with a hearty breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Bay Harbor. This one-of-a-kind place produces a unique menu that has gained national acclaim for their authentic pancake recipes. After you’re full, head over to Historic Downtown Petoskey to learn about the history and culture of this Northern Michigan area. Just a quick five-minute drive, you can choose from over 170 unique shops and restaurants to explore. There is something for everyone to enjoy and Fall is the perfect time of the year for strolling.

After you’ve checked a thing or two off your Christmas list, check out one of the 13 wineries near Petoskey through the Bay View Wine Trail. This is something truly special to the area. Experience exceptional Northern Michigan wines, as you look out at the beautiful scenery each vineyard has to offer. Each vineyard is unique, so be sure to visit a few.

Ready for some friendly competition? Take a few swings at one of the many pristine Bay Harbor championship golf courses. The Bay Harbor Golf Club is consistently ranked among the best courses in the country. GOLF magazine’s Premier Golf Resorts, Silver Award and Best in State are just a few awards the Bay Harbor Golf Club has received.

When you’re finished on the course, stroll through the Village at Bay Harbor and stop by Knot Just a Bar. Catch a football game on the bar TV’s while you relax and grab a drink. Then enjoy a casual and fun dinner overlooking the marina.

End a fun-filled day, with a “million-dollar sunset.” Walk along the docks of the Bay Harbor Lake Marina while enjoying the scenery and fresh Northern Michigan air. Get your camera ready for this part – it’s sure to be a sunset to remember.

As the light fades, head back to your room at the Inn at Bay Harbor, just a quick walk along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Then, get cozy by the fireplace to end the night and fall asleep to the fading crackle of the wood.

Experience all of this and more with an incredible special offer from The Inn at Bay Harbor until Oct. 31. This Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and world-class amenities and service. Discover all that the Special Offer includes and book your visit today.

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