Northern Michigan Events: It's time for fall color tours and harvest festivals in Northern Michigan! Here's a round-up of Northern Michigan events going on this October in the Cadillac area.

Fall Color Tour

Cadillac, Michigan

Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 of October

The first week of October starts the Fall Color Tour season in the Cadillac Area Huron Manistee National Forest, with weeks two and three typically seeing the peak color with blazing reds and oranges. Here are four different fall color tours you can choose from to see it all: Tour #1 is approximately 20 miles around the Lakes of Cadillac and Mitchell, Tour #2 is approximately 63 miles taking you from Cadillac to Mesick and back, Tour #3 is approx 64 miles taking you south of Cadillac through rolling Northern Michigan hills and fallscapes and Tour #4 is approx 37 miles taking you to Manton and looping through Lake City and then back to Cadillac.  Maps are available at the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, at all CAVB lodging facilities, and online at

Hudson Farm Fall Festival

Meauwataka, Michigan  

Saturdays in October

Take your kids to the Hudson Farm Fall Festival for all things fall. Take October delight in wagon rides, mini hay maze and stack, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, kids craft area, puppet stage, hike and scavenger hunt, fiber activities, shake your own Goat Milk ice-cream, hot and cold refreshments, and a  petting zoo with alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep, horses, chicks and bunnies! 1716 N. 29 Road, Cadillac, Half mile north of Meauwataka Store, 231-429-1318

Geers Pumpkin Patch

McBain, Michigan

Saturdays & Sundays in October  

Geers Pumpkin Patch offers  fun for all including hay rides, the straw maze, a balloon bounce for the little ones, and of course, pumpkins! Geers is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   

Steam Railroading Institute Color Train

Mount Pleasant to Cadillac, Michigan

October 13, 2012

Experience the blaze of fiery color displayed by the Northern Michigan autumn on this relaxing train excursion! While on board the train, relax and enjoy the passing scenery. You’ll arrive in a quaint downtown setting where you can spend the afternoon leisurely browsing boutique stores and sightseeing. Board the train in the late afternoon to round off your trip with a pleasant and beautiful train ride home. For ticket information, click here.

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