My husband and I are considering Michigan for a long weekend getaway Fri 9/27 - Tues 10/2. We're from Toledo, OH. We have spent a fair amount of time in Detroit, Ann Arbor and the rest of SE Michigan, but we haven't really explored elsewhere.
Coming that time of the year, we don't have a strong interest in the water but instead would probably prefer to do some hiking and see some fall foliage if we're not too early.
We're definitely not campers. Ideally, we would like to rent a cabin, but we're not against hotels. It would also be nice to be somewhat near a reasonable sized town so we can go out to dinner, go through shops, or otherwise add some variety to the weekend.
We're open to anywhere in the LP or eastern portion of the UP. Our drive to Mackinaw City would be 5.25 hours according to google to put things in perspective. I am just a little overwhelmed and would appreciate some guidance in narrowing things down.