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October 12, 2014

Autumn Foliage, Day One

We chose the best weekend to visit Northern Michigan and experience the peak of the autumn foliage. Early Saturday morning we packed up the van and drove north for another van adventure with nothing but the open road and beauty that fills our state. We explored Pure Michigan the way it ought to be done with no set plans and the freedom to do it all in our van.

The first stop of our adventure was Crystal Mountain where we could enjoy a chairlift ride to the top of the hill to overlook Thompsonville and all the surrounding colors. Unfortunately, by time we arrived, the chairlifts had been shutdown for a private wedding, so we had to do the next best thing, we climbed it. The hike to the top was well worth with, for the gorgeous panoramic views we earned when we got there! The colors of the leaves were absolutely brilliant, we could see the incredible views for miles.

Following this adventure we jumped in the van and may our way to Frankfort where we spent time exporting the downtown area, beach and lighthouse. Then back to the van to explore Glen Arbor, where we squeezed in every moment of daylight before calling Sleeping Bear Dunes home for the night.