Fall is by far my favorite season. I love so many things. The crisp air. The start of boot season. Pumpkin everything. Not needing a coat, but definitely needing a sweater. Squash, of all varieties. And – of course – the leaves changing color.
It’s the time of year when the greens are gracefully transitioning out and the reds, oranges, and yellows are creeping in. But don’t worry, you haven’t missed out quite yet! The leaves have just started to take their turn, so when you decide to take a moment to detour off and explore the colors, don’t miss these four roads in Kalamazoo:
Angling Rd. (North of 94)
This is what I would call a burst of color. It’s a short curved sprint of wooded area packed with trees (and leaves and critters) before turning into an active neighborhood. It goes fast, but it’s worth a look.
This might be an oldie, but it sure is a goodie! Traveling the length of this road in any season is entertaining. The road, in it’s entirety, is lined with trees, but look through them amongst your twists and turns and you’ll see farms, woods, and fields. Add amazing color to all of that? There isn’t a dull moment among them.
Describe this street in one word? Rollin’. I don’t think there is a better definition of a rolling hill. It’s not overwhelmingly extreme; if roads were roller coasters, this is the kiddie ride. However, this long stretch of ups and downs is packed with trees. It’s a perfect road to push the pedal a bit on a sunny day with the windows cracked and the music up.
This is a classic fall retreat. The drive is through a delicately winding road tucked into a neighborhood with character rich houses and large lush trees. It might be the first time you are happy there is a low speed limit – more time to soak it all in!
So throw on a pair of boots, grab a pumpkin spice latte, take a deep crispy cool breath in, and drive around soaking in the beauty of your very own backyard. Where are your favorite places to see summer fade into fall?