It's always a beautiful drive from Traverse City up to Northport, traveling along the lake and through the orchards and vineyards. But in the fall, it's exceptionally lovely, a kaleidoscope of brilliant color.
Out on the very tip of the peninsula is the Grand Traverse Light House, built in 1858. The building is open to the public, as it is no longer an active light, having been replaced by an automated tower on the grounds.
The views from the point are endless, in both directions.
But I had the most fun taking the photos of the milkweed pods, which have split and are spreading their fluffy seed upon the winds.