The Little Cabin in the Woods – Autumn Colors in Northern Michigan

I love fall, but I don’t like it. I love that fall brings beautiful colors, mild temperatures and an end to the mosquito over population. But we all know what fall brings next and that is winter – a time when leaving the house takes 30 plus minutes because of all of the layers, hats and gloves we have to put on. A time when your nose hairs freeze together upon opening the front door and a time when colds and flu viruses run rampant. So yes fall, I love you – but I don’t like you very much at all.

Even though winter comes directly after fall, I don’t think it is entirely fair to hate the fall because of it. Fall can be a very nice time for travel – it’s not too hot and the colors along side the roadway make the time spent on the road in the car much more interesting. 

Last weekend my family and I took a trip into the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula to see the fall colors and enjoy some fun at Boyne Mountain resort. While most people might recognize this location because of it’s popular ski presence, we actually love to visit during the month of October because there aren’t large crowds and the fall colors surrounding the resort cannot be beat. Plus, the resort is great about offering free fall family activities to their guests such as hayrides and bonfires at night.

During this stay we decided to rent an adorable cabin on the resort property. This gave us easy access to one of the most spectacular views in the area – the top of Boyne Mountain.

While staying on the property we enjoyed their other fall activities such as zip-lining and Avalanche Bay – the resorts own indoor water park, plus went on several color tour adventures to enjoy the beauty that is autumn in Northern Michigan. 
Want to see more of the fun we had on our trip? Check out our latest YouTube video featuring Boyne Mountain resort. 

Where is your favorite place to visit in the fall? Tell us in the comments section below.