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 in Michigan.
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 scenic drives in Kalamazoo Michigan…
Kalamazoo Michigan Fall Colors on 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.
Old Douglas Scenic Drive in Kalamazoo Michigan
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 its 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.
Kalamazoo’s 4th St Scenic Drive
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.
Fall Foliage Along Bronson Blvd in Kalamazoo
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!
More to Explore This Fall in Southwest Michigan
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 with a fall scenic drive in Michigan. Enjoy the best fall things to do in Kalamazoo and West Michigan, including the best Kalamazoo apple orchards and pumpkin patches near Kalamazoo!
Photos taken in Fall 2014.