Land and Sea Foliage Getaway 

OSCODA – Stay two nights at the Huron House Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the vibrant colors of the season. Hike your way through an available 185-mile colorful loop between Manistee, Cadillac, and Ludington through the majestic Huron-Manistee National Forest. Next day, take a trip on the AuSable River Queen, the only paddlewheel riverboat of its kind in the north! Take in the colors but stay alert for Bald Eagles that perch on the large trees along the river bank.

The “land and sea foliage” package includes: ·      2-night stay at the Huron House Bed and Breakfast /  Print out of suggestions for colorful Michigan road trips / Admission for two to AuSable River Queen / Complimentary next-day breakfast-in-bed / Complimentary WiFi so you can post your foliage pics /  Complimentary parking at the Huron House

Located on the beach of Lake Huron between Tawas and Oscoda, the Huron House is an award-winning 14 room luxury Bed and Breakfast lakefront destination with stunning Lake Huron views and direct beach access. Huron House features King beds, private decks, fireplaces, personal hot tubs and Jacuzzi tubs, and daily breakfast delivered to guestrooms. Privacy and individual attention define the Huron House experience. To make a reservation call (989) 739-9255 or visit www.huronhouse.com.  Special runs through October 28.


Oct 26/ANN ARBOR – ypsiGLOW is an annual community event that’s part costume party, part parade, part art installation, part dance break, and everyone’s invited, better-together fun time. Glow forth! Costumes can be anything glow-in-the-dark, anything that lights up, tinsel, glitter, or anything that works with a black light. This year’s theme  is Take Flight! Don’t fight the urge to dress up as a glowing flying squirrel, lightning bug, or Willow Run bomber. The glowing procession leads downtown, culminating in a dance party (with airborne DJs?!) on Washington Street! Dance in the light of video projections, giant luminaries, and lasers. We’re a community that loves to cut loose!

On the Famous Pumpkin Train

Oct. 27-28/COOPERSVILLE – Passengers are entertained during this journey by The Grand Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Little Crow. This cast of wacky characters will sing and dance for you in your railcar during the 90-minute journey through family-owned farms and fields. At the end of the ride, all kids go to the track-side pumpkin patch to pick their very own, locally-grown pumpkin. There is nothing aboard the trains that would scare any children. It is a harvest celebration. Each paid child’s ticket includes a free, locally grown, good-sized Pumpkin that the kids can pick from our Pumpkin Patch at the end of the ride. Children under 2 yrs ride free and also get a small size Pumpkin. The Coopersville & Marne Railway’s train cars are almost 100 years old. They were built between 1919-1932 and are all decorated to celebrate the fall harvest.


Nov. 9-11/GRAND RAPIDS – A multi-genre entertainment and comic convention where you can meet creators, experts and celebrities, hear speakers and more! Times: Friday, 2- 8 p.m. / Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com  >MORE