Fall

  • Fall Color Map

    Fall Color Map

    Beginning mid-September and stretching through the end of October, the colors of autumn peak at varying times in the state. Use the fall travel peak season map and the current fall colors report to guide you toward the best time to take a Pure Michigan fall vacation. Sign up for your fall color updates .

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  • Fall begins with a slow dance of turning leaves. The colors of autumn crescendo into a flurry of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. When the 19 million acre woods explode in their annual blaze of glory, the fall colors of Pure Michigan invite you to take a fall vacation and soak it all in. To explore Pure Michigan's brilliant fall color tours, your journey begins here.

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  • Autumn Arrives in Michigan

    • Fall drive along US-41 Copper Harbor. Courtesy of Midwest Living/Bob Stefko
      Fall Color Tours

      See fall through kaleidoscopes of crimson, orange and gold. 

      Be amazed at billions of blazing trees. Be amazed at the stunning backdrop of autumnal panoramas against highways and coastlines. Be amazed at nature’s ability to reinvent itself season after season. So head out to the forests, trails and beaches this fall and let yourself be amazed.

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    Harvest Time

    • Johnson's Giant Pumpkin Farm, Saginaw
      Farms & Mills

      Taste fall-crunch into a crisp Michigan apple, indulge in a lush pear or savor the warm, earthy taste of a vine-ripened tomato. 

      Fall is nature’s time to share her abundant harvest. Share fruits and vegetables we pick ourselves. Share the fun of picking out the perfect pumpkin. Share smiles and family time. So pack the car, the kids, the dog and spend a weekend sharing the taste of fall.

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    Enjoy Finer Tastes in Life

    • Wine Country, Traverse City area. Courtesy of Traverse City Tourism
      Wine, Beer & Spirit Trails 

      Six wine trails. Hundreds of craft breweries. Soon to be discovered distilleries. 

      Michigan's wine, beer and spirit trails lead us to hand-crafted pours that excite the senses. Red, white and blush. Pale ales, IPAs, porters and stouts. Aging bourbon, vodka, rum, gin and applejack. So uncork the bottle, grab a growler and take a sip.

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    Call of the Wild

    • Fall Hunting. Photo courtesy of Kim Burkey
      Hunting
      Deer. Turkey. Bear. The calendar tells us the season, but turning leaves trigger our instincts. Whether camouflaged in tree stands or following our dog's leads, thousands of acres of prime hunting grounds put our skills to the test. From big game to small, fall calls us to the thrill of the hunt.

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    Fall is a Horse of a Different Color

    •  North Central StateTrail. Courtesy of Midwest Living/John Noltner 

      Equestrian
      Blaze your own trail on hundreds of miles of groomed trails--stateparks, rail-trails, off the beaten path. Through colors that don't come from a paint can. Through majestic strands of hardwoods where ancient spirits call to you and your steed. So saddle up and amble into an autumn sunset.

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    Autumn Airtime is Fun Time

    •  Off-Road Vehicle Fun. Courtesy of Midwest Living/Nate Luke 

      Off-Road Vehicles 
      Hop on your ATV and set off on an autumn adventure. Tear it up on rugged terrain against the backdrop of fiery forests. Or take a laidback trip, feeling the warm sun break through crisp fall air. Plow up a whirlwind of swirling leaves. Go full throttle--get on your quad and ride!

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