9 Ways to Make the Most of Autumn Around Detroit

Fall officially begins in just two short days and that means it’s time to bundle up and buckle down on your autumn to-do list. Here are my favorite fall activities in the Metro-Detroit area:

1. Cider Mills

I know, I know… this is an obvious one. My favorite places to fill my belly up on donuts and cider are Yates Cider Mill in Rochester, and if you’re willing to drive a little further, Dexter Cider Mill in Dexter.

Fall in Michigan
Photo courtesy of Yates Cider Mill

2. Detroit Fall Beer Festival

If you want to be a little more stationary as you sip your beer, try the fall beer festival at Eastern Market on October 24th and 25th.

3. Fall Color Tour

Get in your car with some pumpkin spiced snacks and follow a tour around to see the prettiest colors. There are plenty of options in Southeast Michigan, but you can also venture north or west.

4. Detroit Restaurant Week

Hurry! It’s going on now – from September 19th – 28th, you can visit restaurants around Detroit for three course meals for just $30.

5. ArtPrize

Taking place in Grand Rapids, this is obviously not a Metro-Detroit activity, but it’s perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. You can see art displayed all around downtown GR (and vote on it!) from September 24th – October 12th.

6. Drive-in Movie

Instead of cuddling up on our couch, drive over to Dearborn and see a movie in your car. They’re open 7 days a week and always offer a double feature.

7. Fall Flavor Weekends

Visit Greenfield Village September 27-28th or October 4-5th for traditional American fall food. They have everything from cooking classes to a farmers’ market!

8. Great Lakes Chili Cookoff

On October 5th in Plymouth, you can eat lots of belly warming chili and see a motorcycle show.

Fall in Michigan
Photo courtesy of Great Lakes Chili Cookoff

9. Corn Maze

Get lost in the feeling of fall and in a corn maze. Two good choices that aren’t far from the D are Charles Bowers School Farm and Debuck’s Corn Maze.

What are you looking forward to most this season?

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