Your Guide To A Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Fall Color Tour

Your Guide To A Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Fall Color Tour - The Awesome Mitten

It is that time of year; a time when crisp air excites people to get out and explore. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful place to explore year round. However, the fall season just might be one of the best times to travel here. Why? The dense forests and stunning Lake Michigan […]

Head Out On A Fall Color Tour In Metro Detroit

Hines Drive Fall color tour, Metro Detroit, Southeastern Michigan

Autumn fun is in full swing in the mitten. Along with all the fun comes the colors of the season. When many people think of Wayne County in Metro Detroit, lots of houses, shopping malls, and urban sprawl come to mind. However, tucked away among all this is a 17+ mile curvy road and continuous […]

3 Areas You Must View Autumn Colors On Michigan State’s Campus

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Whether or not you’re a Michigan State enthusiast, one thing everyone should be able to agree on is how stunning its campus is in the autumn months. After trekking around the campus for the past three years as a student, I’ve come to learn where the best spots are to watch the autumn colors evolve. […]

Enjoy Fall Colors in Mid-Michigan in the Irish Hills

Enjoy Fall Colors in Mid-Michigan in the Irish Hills - Awesome Mitten

Autumn in Michigan brings shorter days and crisper air partnered with pumpkins, cider mills and corn mazes popping up everywhere. It also means that the colors of fall take over the landscape to many Michiganders’ delight. Just south of Jackson and west of Ann Arbor lies Irish Hills, a popular tourist destination and region all year, […]

Hanging Out in Detroit Coffee Shops and Their Neighborhoods.

The Awesome Mitten - Hanging in Detroit Coffee Shops and Their Neighborhoods

Detroit is full of diverse neighborhoods with vibrant communities just waiting to be explored. A good way I suggest to get the feel of each part of the Motor City is to seek out the coffee shop scene in each area. Mingling with baristas and locals, experiencing the coffee and atmosphere of the shop, all while looking to see what’s […]

An Ann Arbor Autumn Along the Huron River

The Awesome Mitten - An Ann Arbor Autumn along the Huron River

Autumn is in full swing in the Mitten and Ann Arbor is no exception. This Michigan college town offers its locals and visitors mile upon mile of beautiful fall colors this time of year. Whether looking for a day long adventure or just one spot to capture the colors of the season, you ought to […]

Kalamazoo’s Fall Color Tour: 4 Roads You Can’t Miss

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 […]

Fall in Grand Ledge

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I love, love LOVE (almost) everything about fall in Michigan. Thinking about spending the warm, Indian summer afternoons in my hometown, I’m beyond giddy about the changing of seasons. I’ve rounded up some of my absolute favorite fall activities to enjoy in Grand Ledge […]

Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Colors in Jackson

Fall colors seem to be coming early this year and if we can’t stop the coming of fall, we might as well enjoy it! You can experience Jackson’s fall colors from the comfort of your car, with your own two feet, on a bike or by kayak. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature in […]

This Fall, Ride the Color- Ride the Yoop

On cool mornings nothing is better than taking that first stride on your bike and beginning an upward climb on a rather intimidating and large hill. For me, this hill is in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula on US 41. Even more rewarding than the climb is the thrill of coasting down the […]