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.
Fall signals its arrival with the slow turning of leaves. Michigan’s 19 million acres of woods crescendo into vibrant crimsons, oranges and golds, finally exploding in their annual blaze of color. And as nature heralds the season’s arrival, it’s an opportunity to live the words of Pulitzer Prize winning, one-time Michigan resident poet Robert Frost: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
Welcome to fall in Pure Michigan.
The new season offers new experiences ― hiking or biking through brilliant tree tunnels, strolling still warm beaches, crunching into that perfect orchard apple, quenching your thirst with an autumn microbrew beer, watching a quintessential Indian summer sunset. Come celebrate the harvest while reflecting on nature’s bounty and beauty. Be part of the magical transformations of both season and spirit.
Discover how a Michigan fall makes all the difference.
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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.
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.
Nine 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.
Make every day a day at the beach. It's amazing what happens when you just add waterMore
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