Mission Point Lighthouse
An amazing system of hiking trails surrounds the Mission Point Lighthouse, and is especially perfect during the fall to enjoy the gorgeous autumnal colors! With hundreds of acres of trails for everyone from families on casual strolls to more experienced hikers, this is an amazing area to experience some of the beauty that Old Mission Peninsula has to offer!
Pyatt Lake Nature Preserve
Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries
There is certainly a lot to experience at Chateau Chantal! Complete with a winery and tasting room, bed and breakfast, and host to lovely wine events and cooking classes, you’ll be sure to have a good time at this tasteful spot! The chateau sits over a rolling landscape which overlooks Grand Traverse Bay! If weather is permitting, head out to the patio area for a magnificent view of the fall colors!
Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Brewery
This amazing brewery has such a welcoming, rustic feel that definitely fits in with the charm of Old Mission Peninsula! With several delicious craft beer, wine, and distilled spirit offerings, as well as a delicious food menu including incredible artisan pizzas, sandwiches, hearty entrees, and more, it’s a great place for a lovely lunch or dinner! Although this is one of four locations, its wonderful view of Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding trees make it well worth your time as a stop on a fall excursion!
2 Lads Winery
Heralded as one of the best restaurants on Old Mission Peninsula, Boathouse Restaurant is an exquisite blend of upscale rustic sophistication! This farm-to-table restaurant sits right on Bowers Harbor, and is the only restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula that is located right on the water! The result? An unforgettable meal with a marvelous view of the leaves and water! Time your dinner to catch the sunset for a truly amazing autumn view!
Formerly known as Bowers Harbor Inn, Mission Table is part of the Bowers Harbor Inn Estate, which also houses the previously mentioned Jolly Pumpkin Brewery! Described as an inviting, locally-focused and sourced culinary destination offering a purely epicurean experience, you’re sure to have a delicious visit! Enjoy some of the finest tastings from the adjoining breweries, or relax on the patio of the Peninsula room! There’s a reason many choose this location for weddings; the surrounding trees make this an amazing location year-round, but especially when the fall colors are bursting!
Peninsula Grill And Bad Dog Deli
Located in the heart of Old Mission Peninsula sits Peninsula Grill and Bad Dog Deli! Peninsula Grill specializes in steak and seafood, but offers plenty of other tantalizing creations! Located right along Center Rd., this is the perfect pit stop as you’re driving along this scenic route! If you’re looking for more of a quick meal, Bad Dog Deli shares the same location, and features tasty build-your-own sandwiches that you can take along on your color tour!
A trip up to Old Mission Peninsula is a great opportunity to get in one last trip of the season with your RV! Unfortunately there are no campgrounds located in Old Mission Peninsula, but there are plenty located nearby that put you close to the fun offered in Traverse City!
Traverse City State Park
Michigan’s DNR website!
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort
their website! This is just a small taste of the full splendor of Old Mission Peninsula! Take a few days to explore, and indulge on a total sensory experience! Between the stunning fall colors, delicious food and drinks, and the fresh air coming off the bay, it’s the perfect destination to take in all the beauty of another unforgettable Michigan fall season! What is your favorite spot on Old Mission Peninsula? Comment to share your memories with us!