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Take a trip down backroads


2010 Country Heritage Color Tour returns this weekend, October 2-3


September 29, 2010
ALMONT —What better way to celebrate autumn than to leisurely motor down the local backroads in search of changing leaves and other seasonal treasures.

This weekend's (Oct. 2-3) Country Heritage Color Tour provides just such an opportunity.

The 13th annual self-guided tour of local farms, shops, boutiques and home businesses runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Teemie Eschenburg plays host to another Color Tour this weekend.
Country Heritage Tour Founder Teemie Eschenburg says the 2010 tour will again feature a variety of off-the-beaten-path destinations, where travelers can view or purchase unique art, pottery, farm products, antiques, collectibles and more.

Eschenburg said the popularity of the self-guided tour continues to rise, making it one of the area's most anticipated seasonal events.

"This event is all about celebrating our local heritage and the simple joys and pleasures that are abundant right in our own backyards," said Eschenburg. "Our local shop and business owners are excited about the chance to show off their talents and products. We invite our neighbors and out-of-town visitors to share in our bounty."

This year's tour stops include: the Brookwood Fruit Farm, 7845 Bordman Rd.; Bishop's Towns End Farm, 80777 Fisher Rd., Hy's Cider Mill, 6350 37 Mile Rd.; Hill Top Farm, 7320 37 Mile Rd., Paul Young Pottery Studio, 5681 Secord Lake Rd.; Miller's Medley & Stained Glass Studio, 6841 Hough Rd.; Marjeanne's Creations at the Country Corner, 515 S. Main St.; The Mill & Brew House, 622 S. Main St.; The Bargain Boutique, 614 N. Main St.; Unexpected Treasures, 7280 Van Dyke; Reliteration Used Books, 610 S. Main St.; and Teemie's Country Blooms, 4265 Kidder Rd. Tour maps will be available at each of the participating businesses.

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Eschenburg encourages "Color Tourists" to bring along their cameras and picnic lunches, or stop to dine at any of the Almont area's outstanding eateries.

For more information about the 2010 Country Heritage Color Tour, visit the website at: countryheritagetours.wordpress.com.

Or contact Teemie Eschenburg at 810-798-3361.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
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