Spending a long weekend on a Northern Michigan vacation for a fall color tour? We’ve got your Monday afternoon covered. Here are five ways to play on Columbus Day:

  1. You can’t start this afternoon on an empty stomach. Treat your tastebuds to lunch, and try one of these 8 Northern Michigan sandwiches.
  2. Now you’re ready to roll. Biking the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail is a perfect way to take in the fall colors and have some family fun. Rent a bike from Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor to ride the new section of the trail, or head to Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak in Empire if you want to pedal the whole thing!
  3. After your afternoon ride you deserve a donut, or two. Grab some Northern Michigan cider and donuts from these local farms and orchards.
  4. Enjoy your sweet, sugary bounty and a gorgeous view at these 10 vistas on a Northern Michigan fall color tour.
  5. A day in Northern Michigan isn’t complete without a trip to the water. Spend your afternoon paddling with friends at one of these top 10 Northern Michigan places to put in your canoe or kayak.

Check out this 2015 Fall Color Map of Northern Michigan to help you plan your Northern Michigan vacation!

More Northern Michigan Vacation Ideas