GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Autumn is a cool time of year in West Michigan, and we’re not only referring to the changing weather. Right now, there are a plethora of worthwhile things to do, breathtaking views to soak in and new memories to create with friends, family or to take on solo in our spare time. While we have a couple of months left before welcoming winter, now is the perfect time to savor all that fall has to offer! 

As we’re all aware by now, Rachael Ruiz knows how to make the most of every season! Recently, she and the eightWest camera crew took a trip up north to Traverse City to explore unique eateries, wineries and the perfect locations to have fall fun. Rachael also headed back home to Grand Rapids to visit beloved local spots known for their seasonal festivities. 

Watch as Rachael reveals these hotspots, recaps her recent adventures, and shares additional fall/winter-themed activities to try, during an all-new episode of eightWest backstage. 

Tune in by watching in the video player above for some fall-spiration!