Archive for September, 2010

Firefly Resort’s Top 5 List: Fall Activities

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to enjoy the cooler weather in Harbor Country! Embrace the season with these Fall Activities:

1. Get outside: This is the perfect weather for outdoor activities. Whether it’s hiking, biking or bird-watching, it’s all right here in Harbor Country. Warren Dunes State Park and Harbert Road Nature Preserve are just two nearby options that offer outstanding trails and wildlife habitats.

2. Catch a sunset: There are 15 miles of Lake Michigan beaches in Harbor Country. With the cooler weather, the beaches are less crowded now and offer a beautiful sunset nightly. Walk along the shore and enjoy the stunning sight as the day ends.

3. Wine tasting: The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail includes 11 Southwest Michigan wineries. From sipping wine in a tasting room to touring a vineyard, slow down and enjoy the bounty of local wineries.

4. Harvesting: Many farmers markets are still open and offer fall bounties such as apples, pumpkins, squash and corn. Get out your favorite recipes and head to the market! While you’re there, pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.

5. Test your luck: When the weather doesn’t cooperate, head to Four Winds Casino to test your luck on slots and table games. Enjoy the many dining options from gourmet dishes to casual options. There are also many nightlife options from wine to martinis and live music.

The Firefly Resort, in Union Pier, Michigan, is close to it all. Explore Harbor Country by day and then enjoy the night in your private cottage. It’s the perfect getaway.

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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Fall is just starting to arrive at the Firefly Resort!

This area in southwest Michigan is full of boutiques and galleries where you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. If you’re searching for treasures, you’re sure to find some in the numerous antique malls and shops along Red Arrow Highway.

The cooler, crisp temperatures are perfect for hiking or riding your bike on one of the many trails in nearby parks. Head to the beach for a walk and then catch a gorgeous sunset across Lake Michigan.

Equally as good as the view of the sunset will be that of the colorful fall foliage. Red, yellow and orange leaves will surround the cottages and color all of Michigan’s Harbor Country.

Here’s what you can expect in the upcoming weeks: