Color Cruise Comes to Charlevoix

Leave the car behind and hit the water for your Northern Michigan color tour. The Keweenaw Star, a 100-foot tour boat that voyages along Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan for sunset and shoreline cruises, takes passengers (weather permitting) past the best views of fall colors, sunsets and scenery from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. An additional tour from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday will run throughout the end of fall. Kraig and Jason Funkey and Kevin Juntunen of Houghton crew the spacious boat which can fit up to 149 passengers, complete with a climate controlled cabin inside and full bar.

The boat originally cruised the Keweenaw Peninsula shoreline, but headed south late this summer. “We like this area and what is has to offer,” Juntunen says. “Charlevoix does tourism the right way. The city and locals have been very receptive to our arrival. Next year we plan to be back the entire summer.”

Besides blue water and flaming hills, don't be surprised if you pass a freighter on your color tour. Reservations are recommended. Find the Keweenaw Star docked at the Beaver Island ferry dock in downtown Charlevoix, 231-237-9365.

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