Inspiring Michigan Fall Activities | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com
Let's pick pumpkins, visit apple orchards and cider mills, explore corn mazes, sip delicious wine, photograph sunflower fields and hike scenic trails as we explore Michigan this fall!
Experiencing fall and Autumn in Michigan is an explosion of color, fun fall family activities and color tours. Below are some of the best places to visit in Michigan in the fall and tons of fun things to do!
NOTHING says fall like Michigan cider mills, apple orchards for apple picking and warm donuts! Click on the photos or links above for:
One of my favorite Michigan fall activities growing up was running along the pumpkin patches trying to find the best one before my brother snatched it up!
Making memories in a pumpkin patch is so much more beneficial than buying a pumpkin at the grocery store.
My friends, if you haven't visited Old Mission Peninsula or Leelanau Peninsula's wineries yet this summer, be sure to visit in the fall. The views of the grape orchards are stunning, the energy is buzzing and the drive is incredibly scenic.
Traverse City is one of the best places to visit in Michigan in the fall!
If you are like me, the idea of "sleeping" inside a tent with stifling heat in the middle of July is no bueno. Instead, I like to camp in the fall when I can cuddle up with a blanket after an evening sitting around the fire making smores.
Where should you go camping? Michigan KOA's are great places to camp for sure.
If you love to explore Michigan's wonders but hate the crowds, September and October are great months to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes. Less crowds mean much closer (and easier) parking, more peaceful experiences and great photography as the trees change color.
There are tons of car shows, monster truck events, parade of homes and tons of Halloween events like haunted houses and haunted attractions!
As for festivals, there's apple, bourbon, wine, pumpkin, alpaca, harvest and scarecrow festivals!!
You need to head to Boyne Mountain to ride their ski lift this fall or harvest season!
For a small fee, you can glide to the top of the ski hill for a magnificent view of the changing trees and lovely resort. You don't need to buy tickets ahead of time but you may stand in line for a few minutes. Plus, plan to stay for lunch or dinner as there is a cute restaurant right near the chair lift.
It's definitely a highly anticipated fall activity fit for the whole family!
Fall is such a fun time to play outside! There are so many things to do including CORN MAZES! It's one of our favorite things to do in September and October as it seems to be a fall tradition with many families.
We created a special guide with our favorite spots for seeing the Fall Colors in Michigan. There's an interactive map to help you find your locations as you drive, lots of photos for inspiration and plenty of locations across Michigan.
Wondering when the Michigan Fall Colors will arrive?
The leaves begin to change in late September in Michigan's upper peninsula and continue through October in the lower peninsula.
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