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This boozy hike in Southern Michigan has wineries at both ends

To-go drinks are encouraged along the three-mile trail.

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Sarah Medina
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Hiking in a beautiful setting is already enjoyable, but throw in all-you-can-drink to-go wine and we're about ready to hop on the next fight to Michigan. 

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The Mt. Tabor Trail is a 3.6-mile trek that connects two wineries in Southern Michigan, Round Barn and Tabor Hill Wineries. Hikers can start at either establishment, where you're encouraged to stock up on wine, beer, spirits and snacks to take with you on the trail. At the end of the hike, you're conveniently located at the other winery where you can refuel on even more wine, beer, spirits and food. Sounds like the perfect day to us. 

Worried you might spill your drink on the hike? The trail has several choose-you-own-adventure options so you can decide how difficult you want it to be. Along the way, you'll wander through gorgeous Midwestern fields, wooded areas, and actual vineyards. And if you don't have a whole day to spend on the trail, you can choose the super easy path, which will get you between wineries in just 1.5 miles round trip. Feel free to bring the whole family: Kids and leashed pets are also allowed on the trail. And if you do imbibe too much, just know that Round Barn Estate has a four-bedroom rental house on-site (should it come to that). 

Remember that we're still in a pandemic, so indoor capacity is limited to 25 percent at both wineries and masks must be worn both at the wineries and along the trails. Other than that, happy hiking! 

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