October 2017 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

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October 2017 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

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Color Tour!

Autumn on Silver Mountain
Say It Here
Stella Otto, Backyard Orchard Queen
Fall Color Tour, Tunnel of Trees

Plus Northern Home & Cottage Tour



October 2017 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Autumn on Silver Mountain
 As Upper Peninsula forests ignite with fall color, Erik Olsen and pals rope up to climb the face of Silver Mountain, and get the canopy view from on-high. (FYI: You can just walk up, too.)
Say It Here
 The power of true stories, well delivered, has made Here:Say Storytelling one of TC’s hottest, most entertaining on-stage monthly shows. Hear it now.
Stella Otto, Backyard Orchard Queen
 Tens of thousands of readers nationwide turn to this Leelanau County woman for advice on planting and harvesting fruit at home.
Fall Color Tour, Tunnel of Trees Serpentine and leaf-shrouded, a spin down Michigan’s most famous two-lane, M119, will make your autumn perfecto.

Northern Home & Cottage
The Northern Home & Cottage Kitchen and Home Tour, Emmet, Antrim and Cheboygan

Up North Meet the new TC Coast Guard Station commander; Portage Point Inn gets closer to a renovation; cool autumn tours at Grand Traverse Commons; brand new nature preserve on M119 (thanks, Hoogland family!).
This Is MyNorth Your October’s better with MyNorth in it.
October Events Vivid color, inspired events. Time to go!
Travel Fun and colorful reasons to head north this month.
Up in Michigan  A mom, a daughter and the Kitch-it- kipi waters that bend time and space.
Dining  Fab dining for your color tour weekend.
Local Foodie  Chorizo risotto, by Wren the Butcher (say yes to a perfect fall dinner).
Drinks Hard cider sampler for your autumn wanderings.
Outdoors  Find October-perfect mountain biking moments on the trails of Grand Traverse Commons.
For Land and Water Clear purpose, healthy H2O, at The Watershed Center, Grand Traverse Bay.

On the Cover:  Erik Olsen

And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...

Present in Autumn’s Presence


I was 18 years old the rst time I was in Northern Michigan during fall color. Seems a bit unbelievable, but in hind- sight, it makes sense given our household of four kids, school, sports. That rst time, I was a freshman in college, the youngest and the only one home for a fall break when my parents decided we should head north for a couple of days. That seemed out of character for my dad, but since I was mostly hoping for sleep and food and more sleep, it was perfectly ne with me.
We arrived on a magical day, the kind of fall day when the re ection of color from the trees is almost perfectly emulated in the still of the lake, where clouds literally drift on the small tremors of lake water. The air was so clean ...


... Read the rest of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column in the October 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.