Color Tour along M-22 through Leelanau County this fall

M22 Fall Colors - Leland, MIOver on Pure Michigan they list the Top 10 Reasons for a Fall M-22 Roadtrip. A few highlights…

Wine Tours. Leelanau peninsula is home to over 18 wineries, many of them off-the-beaten-path. Visit tiny tasting rooms like Chateau Fontaine in Lake Leelanau, or explore the impressive Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. Each as diverse and interesting as the award-winning wines they produce.

Stand on the 45th Parallel. M-22 wraps around the Leelanau Peninsula on both coasts and has the unique claim of crossing the 45th parallel, not once, but twice! So go ahead, get out of your car and take that photo next to the big green marker.

Dining Destinations. From car-side service at the A&W in Frankfort to the Bluebird’s famous whitefish, dining options along M-22 are mouthwatering. For gourmet waterfront dining visit Blu in Glen Arbor or enjoy a casual meal at Knot Just a Bar in Omena. I’m hungry just thinking about it.

Kilchermans’ Christmas Cove. Do you like apples? Then you’ll love these apples. Kilchermans grows over 280 varieties of antique apples. Think that’s unique? Check out their soda bottle collection, over 10,000 strong.

Head over to the Pure Michigan blog for more and list YOUR favorite color tour ideas in the comments!

Photo credit: M22 Fall Colors – Leland, MI by danenmolly

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  1. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    That picture above is my favorite color tour – M-22 just south of Leland. Molly took it right next to the Snowbird Inn, which is where I grew up! I also cannot stress enough how cool Kilcherman’s apple farm is!!!

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