Fall in Michigan is a stunning display of nature’s beauty. Deciduous trees turn into brilliant backgrounds of reds, oranges, and yellows while the evergreens populating both peninsulas stand out in vast contrast.
And that breathtaking scenery is the backdrop of all the fall activities Michigan is known for – from pumpkin patches and apple orchards to fall camping and lakeshore visits.
Let’s dream together and imagine what fall in Michigan might entail this year as we enjoy these spectacular photos of fall in Michigan!
Sleeping Bear Dunes is the perfect place to cozy up with your people. Nothing beats a Fall sunset with the ones you love and your toes in the sand. Michigan beaches are a favorite pastime in the summer, but there is something truly magical about them in the Fall.
Would it even be fall in Michigan without cider and doughnuts from your local apple orchard? Franklin Cider Mill was originally built in 1837 though it didn’t officially open until 1918. Though ownership has changed over the years, they have never stopped serving their community the purest of cider and the sweetest of donuts. Where is your favorite place to get your Michigan Fall cider and donuts?
Fall colors aren’t limited to Michigan’s winding dirt roads and open country fields, even the most urban spaces are laced with the most beautiful shades of yellow, red, and orange. Downtown Detroit gets perfectly decorated every year with this pop of color, in the most perfect of settings.
Michigan’s Great Lakes have been known to give us some pretty miraculous sights, but have you ever looked under the surface? Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, has some of the most profound views under its crystal clear waves. When it comes to our Awesome Mitten state, the beauty is endless.
The days start getting a little darker a little sooner, and you start reaching for that extra layer before you leave the house. It’s somewhere in those moments, while you’re wrapping your scarf around your neck and holding your coffee mug close with both hands, looking up at the end-of-summer sun, that a leaf begins to change.
Fresh pumpkin and apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, maple and caramel – these are the flavors of Fall. What’s your favorite?
Moments like this, when the sun sets over the lake in Elberta, MI, are the whispers of Fall telling us that time is slowing down. That it’s time to draw loved ones close, to make something warm in the kitchen, and to light a fire in the fireplace. To make special moments with the ones you love. Don’t miss it, the whispers of Fall.
The simple life of a Michigan adventurer: waking up in the Keweenaw Peninsula after a night surrounded by the sound of crickets, a crackling fire, and the leaves rustling in the trees. The recipe for the most restful of sleep.
As Michiganders, these are the colors that surround us in the Autumn months. No matter what you’re going through this season, remember that nothing will change the colors that surround you. Embrace their change as a reminder of how beautiful change can be. Their color is for you.
I guess we know a dog’s favorite part of fall. Anybody else ready to embrace “pumpkin season”?
Fishtown in Leland is one of the only corporate fishing villages still operating in the state of Michigan. It’s a unique town that holds so much character and history of Michigan. A must-see destination.
Nothing says love like a cup full of cocoa in your favorite Michigan mug on a chilly Autumn day.
As the summer traffic slows and the water stills, the view of the Mackinac Bridge gets better and better. Especially at this daring height and new perspectives. What’s your favorite season to take her in with all her greatness?
The Michigan forests are where we go to rediscover our youth. The invigorating smell of pine while you made a summer fort, the crackle of wood over an autumn fire while you roasted a s’more, the sound of the breeze swaying the trees while you hang your hammock to swing for hours. These are the days to slow down and remember, you live in the best place in the world.
Some views are worth keeping forever. To see, to create, to capture. And they are even better when they’re in your own backyard.
When yellow and orange start to blend into the same color, you know the leaves are soon to follow, and it’s time to start gathering your loved ones close. To cook, to chat, to build a fire, to rest. This is the season to enjoy the beauty in the simple things that the summer allowed us to forget.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is over 71,000 acres. Tens of thousands of acres full of golden beaches and tree-filled dunes. Of the purest of Michigan’s lakes, and the gentle lap of its waters. Where memories are made and live on for generations. This is the heartbeat of our Awesome Mitten state.
Robinette’s has been a family-owned and operated orchard for over 100 years, spanning 6 generations. The Robinette family has been serving the West Michigan community with welcoming hearts, warm apple cider, and the sweetest cinnamon donuts.
It’s where you go when you need an escape. To travel back in time, to venture across the mighty blue waters, to bask in its quaintness and relax in its simplicity. To ride in a horse-drawn carriage, to bike the winding roads, to splurge on fresh-made fudge, to enjoy the uniqueness of all that is Michigan’s Mackinac Island.
The colors and patterns of fall change the rhythm of life. As summer ends and Autumn begins, we find a different rhythm, a familiar pace. One of change and beauty that is all too familiar. As one season changes to the next, so we change and embrace the things to come.
There is nothing better than a good fire with good company. When the coffee is poured and your toes are warmed, and all is right in the world.
Slicing the apples and rolling the crust, a dash of cinnamon and a scoop of sugar, served with vanilla ice cream and topped off with whip. The taste of a homemade apple pie, the taste of home.
The adventure awaits, and it is yours to take.
Rows of sunflowers that grace the open fields, as the sun sets and another Autumn day comes to a close. These are the flowers of Fall.
The serenity of a sunrise, a lone kayak, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the Fall.
The best days are spent walking through a pumpkin patch to find the perfect one. To carve and place on your front porch, to greet you as you leave and welcome you when you return. To remind you of the best things in Fall.
The moment fall meets winter…