Crispy Air Beautiful Colors And Shorter Days Have Me Swooned Over Autumn In Michigan
There is no bad time of year for nature. Every season offers its own beauty. And, here in Michigan, our […]
There is no bad time of year for nature. Every season offers its own beauty. And, here in Michigan, our home state dresses itself up in breathtaking reds and yellows among mountains of trees. We celebrate our state’s beauty with fall festivals, trips to the vineyards, and admiring the lakes.
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Hiking comes with unforgettable views but they grow to be even more beautiful in the fall time when the trees shine with color. At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, you can admire the way that the fall foliage sits so organically with Lake Superior as well as the cluster of clouds that almost appear to be a lake in the sky.
Michigan offers plenty of locations for apple-picking. It’s the ultimate fall day with family and/or friends – cider, warm donuts, and picking delicious fruit.
We love taking the girls to fall farms. There are always so many activities for everyone to engage in. Perfect for family bonding.
A cheap, easy and more intimate setting is a classic fall drive. Sometimes, all you need to do is just get in the car and go. Michigan is filled with scenic routes to admire the state from and increase serotonin levels.
When everyone needs a moment to breathe or just for fun, we like to drive around and appreciate where we get to wake up to every day.
In Michigan, Detroit specifically, fall marks the opening season of symphonies, ballet, and theater performances.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, one of the nation’s oldest orchestras, performs at Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Center. And, the state’s premier opera company, the Michigan Opera Theatre, performs at the Detroit Opera House.
Across the state is the Grand Rapids Symphony which performs from fall time to springtime at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Halls. And, Michigan’s only professional ballet company, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, performs in the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.
Farmers Markets don’t end until the snow falls. How awesome is that?
Eastern Market is a Detroit staple. It dates back to 1841, covering six city blocks with stands filled with flowers, locally made food and fresh vegetables.
Other great markets that are fun to switch up the scenery with are Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Market & shops as well as the Flint Farmers’ Market.
The most obvious fall thing to do, and Tyler and I love to do with friends, is the wineries. Traverse City offers a beautiful escape from Detroit, overlooking the water with nothing but greenery before you. Chatau Chantal offers a cozy space with art-themed rooms for tastings and a good time.