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Early October can be one of the nicest times to visit Vermilion Point. With luck, there will be blue skies, no frost, warm water, peak fall color, and no bugs. Tom Allan, who lived at Vermilion Point for eight years, will lead a cranberry picking field trip to this remote preserve. He’ll cover a little history on the old cranberry farm and the life-saving station, and a little bit of wetland and interdunal ecology. Bring your own bucket, and fill it with wild cranberries! Pre-registration is required by calling 231.347.0991. If you choose, there is an opportunity to stay overnight in the historic life-saving station overnight Friday, October 4th, but reservations are required when you register for the field trip.