Manistee County Coastal Fall Color Tour

Enjoy fall color along the Lake Michigan coastline as you meander your way through numerous coastal communities that are the picture perfect definition of Pure Michigan. Beginning at the gateway to M-22 in Manistee, you will traverse through markets, trails and historic sites as you make your way north through Onekama, Arcadia and Frankfort.

Continuing north, you will reach the outdoor recreation playground – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted the ‘Most Beautiful Place in America’ by Good Morning America. Here you fill find stunning overlooks and ideal landscapes before continuing further north to historic Fishtown (Leland), Northport and Suttons Bay.

As you swing back south through wine country, you can sample all that the 20+ wineries in the Leelanau Peninsula have to offer before returning back to Manistee.

Points of Interest

Scenic Fall Color Flights

Anticipated Tour Time (hours)

Total Distance (miles)

Explore with our recommended route map

To explore all of the points of interest and recommended driving route along the Lake Michigan Coastline, download the .pdf here to access turn-by-turn directions and additional information about each point of interest.