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Autumn Color Tour on 'The Garden'

It's just a short drive from Escanaba, MI to the Garden Peninsula, or 'The Garden' as locals often refer to it. We invite you to visit 'The Garden' at the height of its autumn beauty. During fall color season take the 18-mile drive down the peninsula from Garden Corners to Point Detour.

Stops to make along the way:

  • Start your tour of 'The Garden' with breakfast at Tylene's Restaurant at Garden Corners, famous for fresh bread and tasty omelets.

  • Garden Golf Course - enjoy the fall colors and surrounding beauty at the Google 5-star rated course.

  • Garden Farmer's Market - Saturdays 9 - 11 am in season at the Village of Garden Pavillion - featuring homemade goods and crafts, fresh produce, pies, bread, and live music.

  • The Garden Gallery - featuring art and creations from local artists, along with art classes and enrichment activities.

  • Stop in at the Garden Peninsula Historical Museum to learn about families and life on 'The Garden'.

  • Visit the Fayette Historic Townsite, a local 'ghost town' and popular state park, to learn more about the industrial history of 'The Garden'. Rent a kayak or canoe while you're there and see what autumn looks like along the shore of Lake Michigan.

  • Tour our historic cemeteries along the route to learn about family names and get a feel for the history of the area.

  • Have a drink and famous fish fry at The Port Bar.

  • Check out the island views from the tip of the peninsula in Fairport. You'll see Summer, Little Summer, St. Martin, and Poverty Islands.

  • On the return trip, stop at Sac Bay Park or Ozzie Hazen Park for a gorgeous shot of the sunset.

What to bring:

  • Bring your ATVs and check out trails sprinkled throughout Garden and Fairbanks Townships, from the Garden Plains to Portage Bay on the shores of Lake Michigan. Also enjoy Moss Lake ATV Trail.

  • Bring bicycles and ride from Garden to Fayette along the winding M-183.

  • Bring your boat to launch on Big Bay de Noc at Little Fish Dam or the Garden Boat Launches and check out the gorgeous shoreline, stately homes, and autumn color on the shores of Big Bay de Noc from Garden to Nahma and down to Fairport.

Book your stay at the historic House of Ludington and explore beautiful Delta County and surrounding areas today!

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