Fall Along the Lakeshore

Come enjoy the fall splendor of Michigan Beachtowns along the west Michigan Lakeshore. Our communities offer amazing scenery, fun fall events, tours and fantastic sunsets - along with our incredible beaches! Check out what's happening in each of your favorite Beachtowns this fall!


Fall in Saugatuck and Douglas The Saugatuck Douglas Area comes alive with vivid Fall colors and a bounty of harvests. Go on a Fall Vineyard tour, Brewery or Cidery tour or spend an Autumn Sunday at the Felt Mansion.  The Art Coast of Michigan features stunning Fall art galleries.  The Annual Fennville Goose Festival October 13-15 features a run for kids, a classic car show and delicious local fare.  There is nothing quite like Halloween in Saugatuck Douglas with two parades and the big Halloween Bash on October 28.  Where’s your happy place?

Fall in Saugatuck and Douglas


Fall in Muskegon Experience the Autumn splendor of Muskegon County with family and friends this year! Gather your group and make Muskegon your "home base" as you drive, bike, or hike our scenic trails and Explore the Lakeshore. Muskegon offers a variety of festivals during the Fall season, including the Muskegon Polish Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkinfest. Our symphony, and theater seasons kick into high gear at the Frauenthal Center. The self-guided Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour is every Saturday in October, and you can stop along the way at a variety of specialty shops, breweries, and Farmers Markets, which offer seasonal harvest items every Saturday during September and October. Create your Autumn Adventure in Muskegon County!

Fall in Muskegon


Fall in St. Joseph Autumn is a relaxing time to reunite in Lake Michigan resort towns such as St. Joseph. Boutiques, an eclectic selection of restaurants and lodgings are all within a laughter-filled walk of each other. Lake Michigan roars to life in the fall along the coast of Southwest Michigan. The picturesque North Pier Lights and catwalk at the mouth of the St. Joseph River have stood as sentinels for more than a century, filling family albums with memories of beach walks, warm hugs and disappearing footprints in the sand.

Fall in St. Joseph


Fall in Grand Haven Enjoy a beautiful Fall Color Tour to Grand Haven! Stop by to visit the local farm markets and pumpkin patches then stay for a beer, wine and cider tastings. While you are here, be sure to walk through the historic downtown shopping district and make time to appreciate all the delicious dining options available as well as the unique boutique shops that line the streets. You can bring along your bike or rent one locally to enjoy the autumn season via the 100+ miles of bike paths. Loads of small town charm and great recreational opportunities await you.

Fall in Grand Haven


Fall in Silver Lake Sand Dunes - Hart The Silver Lake Sand Dunes area offers many Fall Activities. Enjoy the fall colors and scenery along the 22 mile Hart-Montague Trail State Park. September begins with the annual Apple BBQ Festival. Country Dairy and Lewis Farm Market-Petting Farm offer many special fall activities, along with the area markets enjoying the bounty of the fall fruit harvest.

Don’t forget, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park is open until October 31, enjoy the riding or hiking the sand dunes without the summer crowds!

Fall in Silver Lake Sand Dunes | Hart


Fall in South Haven It's all here in South Haven this autumn. Hike, bike, or paddle beneath a gorgeous canopy of fall colors. Watch the sun set over Lake Michigan with those who matter most. Then, end your day of adventure at one of our many lodging options. Here, you'll find the perfect fall escape from your everyday.

Fall in South Haven


Fall in Holland Fall in Holland is nothing short of spectacular! Climb a wooden staircase to the top of Mt. Pisgah for breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa, and our famous “Big Red” lighthouse. Hike the wooded trails of Sanctuary Woods or bike over 150 miles of paved bike paths. Stop for a beer at a local brew pub, shop till you drop in our award-winning downtown, or enjoy the fresh fall bounty at our local Farmer’s Market. Before settling in for a good night’s sleep at one of our many hotels, be sure to catch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Your “Fall Fun” begins in Holland!

Fall in Holland