On our second day in the great northwest of Michigan, we spent the majority of our day exploring the Tunnel of Trees. This location has been on my wishlist for years of places to visit in the state. I'm so excited I was finally able to see it, especially in autumn! We woke up at our inn, ate breakfast in the family room with a bunch of old ladies sewing and making quilts, got ready and headed out. Since our inn was located right at the entrance of the tunnel, we didn't have to travel far to start seeing beauty like this!
As you're driving along M-119 north, you come across a tiny little town called Good Hart. It had a general store, a post office, a little rustic shop with a tea room, and a real estate office. It was so quaint. We stopped and walked around Primitive Images Rustics. The decor inside was amazing. We grabbed some caramel mocha lattes and hot apple cider from the tea room. We had perfect weather on our trip. We had plenty of sunshine, and it was just cool enough to get away with a chunky turtleneck sweater and hot beverages. My kind of weather!
We stopped in the general store to see what they had. We ended up walking out with a mason jar of apple pie moonshine, which is incredibly delicious mixed with cider! Everyone was so friendly and in a great mood. I guess it's a perk of being one of the stops along this beautiful, autumn road. We made it to the end of the tunnel of trees and turned back around. We tried to go to Legs Inn (I've been dying to go there!) but unfortunately they closed for the season already. Major loss on their part, I think! This is the best time of year to visit this area!
On our way back, we stopped to Pond Hill Farm for lunch. It was so cute! All of the locals were picking their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and grabbing fresh cider and items from the market. We went upstairs to the Harbor Springs Winery and Garden Cafe, and tried their parmesan-crusted grilled cheese and butternut squash bisque with blue cheese drizzle. It was so excellent! After spending time at the farm, we headed back to our inn to rest for a little bit before heading to downtown Harbor Springs. More to come! xo