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Experience Michigan’s beautiful autumn, and a fun fall tradition.

Visit Muskegon presents the 17th Annual “Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour”

This October we invite you to celebrate the vibrant colors of our woods, dunes and water…and win prizes!

Take your car or bike on this self-guided color tour; stretching from the Muskegon South Pierhead Light to the White River Light Station.

Wind your way along Lake Michigan. Travel the historic West Michigan Pike Byway. And see the scenic roads of Muskegon County in all their autumn glory. Soar over a canopy of fall colors, see the sites, snap some “selfies” and discover our local shops, restaurants, attractions and more.


🍁 Depot to Depot 2021 takes place October 2 – 23, 2021
🍁 Contest entries will be gathered by social media photo check-ins at the designated stops
🍁 Stop in to the *Muskegon Union Depot and **White Lake Train Depot to pick up a map
🍁 Maps will also be available to download
🍁 On D2D Saturdays, the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will have refreshments and donuts. There will also be pumpkins for the little ones while supplies last
🍁 Along with weekly giveaways on both Facebook and Instagram, at the end of October there will also be two “Grand Prize” drawings for 2022 Michigan’s Adventure and Lake Express High Speed Ferry passes
🍁 This event is FREE
* Muskegon Union Depot (Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau)
610 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
** White Lake Train Depot (White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce)
124 W Hanson, Whitehall, MI
Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
(The White Lake Train Depot will be closed Saturday October 23rd)
woman's hand holds 3 fall colored leaves up in front of leaf covered trail flanked by yellow trees

Instructions to Enter the Contest

  • Snap a photo or selfie at designated stops on the map
  • Share the photo with a check-in on Facebook and/or Instagram. Include the hashtag #D2D21
  • Make sure the setting is “public” so we can find your photo entry
  • The more stops and check-in photos you share, the more entries you receive
  • Send one Facebook/Instagram message to Visit Muskegon; simply say “D2D 21” (this way we can contact you if you are a winner!)

How Will We Draw the Winners?

  • Your photo entries on both Instagram and Facebook will be collected in a Visit Muskegon photo album. Saved photos will be numbered and include the entrants name and check-in location
  • Every week Visit Muskegon will use to choose a number from the album of collected photos (the more photos you share, the more chances you have to win!)
  • Drawings will take place October 8, 15, 22 and 29.
  • Once a photo is selected as a winner it may not qualify for further prizes. However, the same entrant may win again with a different photo(s)
  • If a prize is not claimed within 5 days, it will be added to the next week’s drawing
  • Have FUN!

Saturday Specials Offered by 2021 Depot to Depot Designated Stops

Red apple on table with cornstalk in background

Free and fresh apple at Muskegon Farmers Market

  • Art Cats Gallery: 10% Off All Handmade Earrings
  • Bird House, LLC: 10% Off Entire Purchase and Free Wrapped Candy Samples
  • Book Nook & Java Shop: 15% off Books / Buy One Drink Get One 50% / Free No-Bake Cookie Samples
  • Boomtown Market: 15% off any item and Free BoomTown Koozie while supplies last
  • The Cheese Lady Muskegon: 40% off of Irish Cheddar
  • City Center Arts: 10% off gallery wide and a Free Peace Crane (while supplies last)
  • Hackley & Hume Historic Site: Free tours for Muskegon County Residents
  • Hackley Public Library: Hackley Library Pencils
  • Lake Effect Sport: 15% off bike/e-bike/scooter rental. Reservation must be made in advance using code D2D21. Valid only for day of reservation.
  • Lakeshore Museum Center: 10% off all gift store purchases
  • Montague Branch: Muskegon Area District Library: Free Take and Make Craft and enter to win Gift Basket filled with White Lake Goodies
  • Morat’s Bakery: 5% discount on total purchase and Free donut hole and cup of frozen cider
  • Muskegon Farmers Market: Free apple
  • Muskegon Museum of Art: $2 off one regular adult or senior admission. Valid for one admission. Cannot be combined with any other discount, including group ticket rate.
  • Muskegon South Pierhead Light: Special pricing $5 for 17 and older $3 for those under the age of 17 and veterans. Halloween Event October 23, 2021
  • Pitkin Drug and Gift Shop: 20% Off Total Gift/Clothing Purchase (Excludes Brighton)
  • Red Rooster: 10% off an appetizer (Note – the Red Rooster is temporarily closed for renovations under new ownership)
  • White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: Refreshments and Pumpkins for the Little Ones While Supplies Last
  • White Lake Community Library: Goody Bags

To receive your discount or freebie, just show your paper or downloaded map 

Autumn line of fall colored trees with orange leaf filled branch in foreground

🍁 Click here to view the 2021 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fall Foliage Map; anticipating peak colors for Mid-Michigan .

Driving Directions for Visit Muskegon Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour 2020 (North)

From Muskegon Historic Depot to White Lake Historic Depot:

  • Business 31 north to N. Muskegon exit (exit is on the left)
  • Left on Lake Ave., left on Ruddiman Dr. (turns into Memorial Dr.)
  • Follow Memorial Dr. to Scenic Dr., then turn right towardsWhitehall
  • Continue on Scenic, watch for the Red Rooster(take a selfie)
  • Along Scenic Dr. enjoy Lake Michigan, the Blockhouse, Sand Dunes & Duck Lake
  • Approach a 4-way stop and turn left on Murray Rd. towards White River Light Station.
  • Leaving White River Light Station, continue straight on South Shore Dr.
  • From South Shore Dr., turn right on White Lake Dr. or continue straight to the White Lake Community Library.
  • From White Lake Dr. turn left on South Mears Ave. (Zellar)
  • Turn left on Colby St. Visit designated stops in Whitehall and Montague. Continue to 124 Hanson St. to reach the White Lake Historic Depot.
    (Total Route Approximately 30 miles)

From White Lake Historic Depot to Muskegon Historic Depot:

  • Travel east on W. Hanson St. to Colby St.
  • From Colby St., turn right on N. Mears Ave. then take a right on White Lake Dr.
  • Turn left on South Shore Dr. (turns into Murray Rd.)
  • Stay on Murray Rd. until you reach White River Light Station
  • Leaving White River Light Station, stay on Murray Rd.
  • Take 1st right to stay on Murray Rd. then turn right on Scenic Dr. (turns into Memorial Dr.)
  • Follow Memorial Dr. then turn right on Ruddiman Dr.
  • Turn right on Center St. to Lake Ave., then turn right on M-120/Bus. 31
  • From M-120/Bus. 31, turn left on Third St.
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