Northern Getaways, Stunning Resorts Part of Pure Michigan’s September Travel Deals

September in Michigan means we travel that balmy timeline between sunny, warm days and the first sensations of cool fall air. It’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a mini adventure. And if you can save some money, great.

Our friends at Pure Michigan have released their monthly list of featured travel deals across the state, and September savings have great finds. When the autumn breezes kick in, any of Boyne’s spots are a great place to recharge, so we were pleased to see The Highlands offering on the list. The Earl’s new rooftop bar in Charlevoix looks like a truly scenic spot to check out, and the savings list is rounded out with a stay in Grand Rapids that comes with a Founders Brewing gift card – a nice touch.

Here are the September offers:

#1 Harvest Fest in the Highlands at Harbor Springs

OK: 15% off accommodation at the Heather Highlands Inn during Harvest Fest weekend

Expired : October 2, 2022

Details: “Fall in love with the crisp autumn air and brilliant colors next to the backdrop of woodlands during the Highlands Harvest Fest. Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain for great views, food and drink, family fun and more! Chairlift rides and panoramic activities are free for accommodation guests! Your fall adventure begins at The Highlands. For more details, see the resort’s website here.

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This file photo shows the fall colors above the village of Grand Traverse Commons (formerly the Traverse City State Hospital) from a US Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter. Cory Morse | MLive.comThe Grand Rapids Press

#2 Fall in love with Traverse City

OK: New savings for fall

Expired : October 31, 2022

Details: “Seize the chance to save on your vacation with a seasonal package. Plan a getaway to Traverse City to ring in the fall season and experience all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Invite friends and family to join you on a colorful tour of the region or arrange a romantic getaway for you and your loved one. For more information on Fall Vacation Packages, check out the Traverse City Tourism site here.

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Charlevoix in the summer of 2018 (Photo by Edward Pevos of MLive)Edward Pevos

#3 Create your own fall adventure at Earl de Charlevoix

OK: Enjoy a charcuterie platter upon arrival, with fall-inspired pastries from Johan’s Pastry Shop and fresh Friske Farms cider in the morning

Expired : November 26, 2022

Details: “Create your adventure and we’ll provide you with the fall gifts. We’ll start you off with a generous and delicious charcuterie board that will be waiting for you in your room. If you prefer to enjoy it at HI Bar, our new rooftop bar, we will promise the view won’t disappoint.In the morning, grab a free fall-themed pastry from Johan’s Pastry Shop and a cup of locally sourced cider from Friske Farms and start planning your day. with this?We have all kinds of ideas.For more information on this offer, see the hotel website here.

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#4 Save more this fall with Best Western Hotels and Resorts of Michigan

OK: Save up to 15% on your next Michigan getaway when you book at one of over 30 hotels across the state.

Expired : November 30, 2022

Details: “Want to save 15% or more? Then we have good news! Enjoy exclusive discounts at select Michigan Best Western hotels when you book direct. No matter where you are, we’re ready to accommodate you. Make your stay more rewarding by joining Best Western Rewards, our free program where points never expire. Experience the comfort and hospitality of over 30 Michigan Best Western hotels. For more information, click here.

Founders Beers

Founders BrewingAmy Sherman |

#5 Taste of Fall in Beer City, Grand Rapids

OK: Enjoy the benefits of a Beer City Hotel package

Expired : December 31, 2022

Details: “Cool fall nights trigger a craving for stronger beers – and many of Grand Rapids’ 50 breweries are responding by introducing bold new fall brews. Book a Beer City Hotel package at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown and you’ll receive a $20 Founders Brewing Co. gift card to begin your exploration of seasonal brews along the Beer City Ale Trail. You’ll also get a free cooler, two souvenir beer glasses, and a $20 breakfast credit at the hotel restaurant! Find more details here.

Cycling in Ludington

Hiking and biking trails abound in the Ludington area. Photo courtesy of the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

#6 Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Fall Vacation Packages

OK: 50% off the second night this fall

Expired : October 31, 2022

Details: “The changing landscape of Ludington’s unspoiled natural resources provides the ultimate ‘Up North’ experience. Pure Ludington offers the perfect combination of unparalleled outdoor recreation and quaint small town charm. With endless outdoor experiences, craft beer festivals and fall lodging specials like 50% off a second night’s stay, now is the time to get up and go. leave. ” For more details, check out the website here.

Boyne Mountain Station

You can hike—or ride a chairlift—up the mountain to play Cold Springs’ 18-point disc golf course. Photo by Tanda Gmiter | MLive.

Ready for more travel ideas? We have a few:

Take a chairlift to this northern Michigan disc golf course, then descend the mountain

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