Relish autumn at Hanmer’s!
In the early fall, the lakes are still warm enough for one last swim. Take a kayak or canoe trip down the Betsie and watch the salmon migrate upriver. From September through November fishermen from around the country, come to the famous Betsie River to fish for that trophy King Salmon or Steelhead Trout. October offers the return of cool, crisp days and a burst of colors with the season's change. Peak color for us is about Oct.12th thru the 24th.
Explore the country's back roads
Absorb the peace and colors of the season.
You may find your Halloween pumpkin at quaint roadside stands along the way!
Bow deer hunting & Muzzle-loading season
Bow deer hunting season starts October 1st and rifle season runs from the 15th to 30th of November. Muzzle-loading season starts the first Friday of December. There are many square miles of state land to hunt on, at the Federal National Park which lies along Lake Michigan. All public hunting land is wooded with no agricultural land nearby. There have been very few doe permits issued in the last few years, so our population is increasing.