Spend an October afternoon floating the Sturgeon River. Its banks are crammed with color this time of year, and the current is rumored to be among the fastest in Lower Michigan. Novice paddlers, don’t shy away—just stick to the nice ’n’ easy upper Sturgeon and leave the twisty-turvy lower to the more experienced. Henley’s Canoe and Kayak in Wolverine (231-525-9994) will get you on the water in a canoe or kayak for a two-hour tour. Afterward, unwind at the Silent Sport Lodge. With 30 acres, a stay-all-day porch and outdoor hot tub at your disposal, this log bed and breakfast offers lots of serene spots from which to autumn's leaves drift down from the trees. Call for rates. 231-526-6166.