Happy first day of fall! Brisk autumn air and vibrant fall foliage have arrived in Pure Michigan. The changing of the seasons holds a special meaning to everyone, and many Michiganders have created unique traditions to help them welcome and celebrate fall. We asked our fans on Facebook and Twitter to share theirs.
Here’s a roundup of just some the fantastic fall traditions our fans hold near and dear.
Picking fresh Michigan apples, taking one last camping trip and eating hot soup. - Donna M. Tardiff
Going to the cider mill to get cinnamon doughnuts. Yummy! - Deborah Buoncompagno
A trip to the farmers market, a stay on Mackinac Island, bonfires with marshmallows and fall color drives on the back roads. - Kerri Tang
My husband and I go camping with our son, daughter in law and two grandsons. The whole family goes to the cider mill together. Cider, doughnuts, hiking. It’s great. I love fall! - Lori Sikora
Pumpkin and apple pies, orange pumpkins and yellow mums on the porch, soups, stews, flannel shirts, down vests, boots, jeans and the smell of fallen leaves in the cool dusky evenings. - Lisa Hadden
Opening duck season with family. - Kyle Ransom
Crunching leaves on the trails. Thanksgiving with my family – When the turkey is finished, we all watch the Lions vs. Packers game. - CaSondra Maass
Going to Treetops in Gaylord and taking in almost 360 degree view of Autumns splendor. - Kathy Brisbin Wagner
Canoeing down the river and fishing while the leaves float by! - Phillip Olt
I can’t forget Historic Bowens Mills for caramel apples, hot apple dumplings, and other treats. A great place to relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. - Ken Blum
Taking a trip down the Dowagiac River to see the fall colors. - Steph Bliss
Apple picking at Crane Orchards with my grandchildren, then making applesauce for the freezer. - Cinde Heston
Bell’s Brewery’s Best Brown Ale, Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm, and Southern Michigan Railroad’s Fall Color Tour! - Paul McKellip
Visiting BlakeFarms is a must. #Fall. – Twitter user @DonnaMargara84
Evening walks in the crisp fall air, bonfires, decorating for Halloween, Witches Brew wine from Leelanau cellars. – Twitter user @
Taking friends up to Tahquamenon Falls. Can’t wait to be up north! – Twitter user @JandiPrich
What are your favorite ways to celebrate the fall season in Pure Michigan?