Station 66 is the perfect break on your leaf-peeping drives. It’s located on M-66, where the country roads look the best in fall.
The small country store is in a building that was once a gas station in the 1940s. It has kept the vintage charm, while selling products from Michigan farms. A favorite detail is the classic pop machine that rolls out glass bottles of Coca-Cola.
When October rolls around, Station 66 goes full throttle on fall. You can find pumpkins, mums and other decorations for sale.
Sugary doughnuts are the highlight of the season. The homemade treats are just like the doughnuts you’d get at an orchard, and the cider is fresh. Sit outside at a picnic table to enjoy the fall colors.
There’s also a lunch menu, with soups to warm you up on a chilly day. Butternut squash seems to be the favorite, but the menu rotates between nine different soups, all made from scratch. For the schedule, look here.
Hayrides are fun for the entire family, happening every weekend afternoon in October. You’ll go through the woods and might spot what the pumpkin people are doing to celebrate the season.
ADDRESS: 4588 D Drive South, Battle Creek
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday