Find Your Fall Getaway

Fall: Take the Scenic Route

It only happens once a year. And it only lasts a few fleeting weeks. But when the vibrant colors usher in the magic of the season, it's breathtaking to witness. Welcome to Fall in Pure Michigan. 

This year, we're giving you a one-of-a-kind chance to experience a Michigan fall season like never before. Join the scenic routes of three adventure travelers as they journey across Michigan to uncover the beauty,

the bounty and the flavor of the fall season. Each one of the routes is made up of a two-week period, where you get to choose their upcoming stops by voting for their next checkpoint location on Facebook and Instagram.

Aug. 28

Petoskey Shore
Petoskey Shore. Photo by Dan Price.
Petoskey Marina
Petoskey Marina. Photo by Dan Price.
Manistee Fruit Stand
Dan's first stop on his Scenic Route was Manistee on Michigan's western coast. 
Pumpkins at Manistee Fruit Stand, Photo by Dan Price.
Manistee North Pier Lighthouse
In Manistee, Dan snapped this beautiful shot of waves breaking by the North Pier Lighthouse.
Manistee North Pier Lighthouse, Photo by Dan Price.
Manistee National Forest
The National Forest in Manistee is a great location to take a fall color tour in Michigan.
Manistee National Forest in Michigan, Photo by Dan Price.
Manistee Fruit Stand
Manistee Fruit Stand, Photo by Dan Price.
Little Mac Bridge
Little Mac Bridge in Manistee, Michigan. Photo by Dan Price.
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Dan Price.
Edmondson Orchards, Old Mission Peninsula
Edmondson Orchards. Old Mission Peninsula. Photo by Dan Price.
Alpena Boat Harbor
Alpena Boat Harbor. Photo by Dan Price.
Alpena Boat Harbor
Alpena Boat Harbor. Moonlight. Photo by Dan Price.
Blair Street Pier
Blair Street Pier. Photo by Dan Price.
Austin Brothers Beer Company
Austin Brothers Beer Company. Photo by Dan Price.
Blair Street Pier
Blair Street Pier. Photo by Dan Price.
Little Red Lighthouse
Little Red Lighthouse. Photo by Dan Price.
Island Park Bridge
Island Park Bridge. Photo by Dan Price.
Make a Splash Fish Mural
Make a Splash Fish Mural. Photo by Dan Price.
Presque Isle New Lighthouse
Presque Isle New Lighthouse. Photo by Dan Price.
Porcupine Mountains: Lake Superior
Lake Superior at Porcupine Mountains, photo by Shalee Blackmer.
Porcupine Mountains: Summit Peak Trail
Shalee's travels through the Porkies took her to this scenic overlook at the Summit Peak Trail. 
Overlook of fall colors in the Porcupine Mountains. Photo by Shalee Blackmer
Chapel Loop Trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising
Pictured Rocks in Michigan, Photo by Shalee Blackmer
Wagner Falls, Munising
Waterfall at Pictured Rocks in Michigan, Photo by Shalee Blackmer
Porcupine Mountains: Lake of the Clouds
Shalee's next stop was the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula. Here at the Lake of the Clouds you can see a perfect view of Michigan's fall foliage.
Fall colors at Porcupine Mountains in Michigan. Photo by Shalee Blackmer
Copper Harbor
Fall color leaves at Copper Harbor, Michigan. Photo by Shalee Blackmer
Copper Harbor: North Canal Township Park
Waves breaking at Copper Harbor in Michigan, photo by Shalee Blackmer
Copper Harbor: Hungarian Falls in Hubbel
Shalee's visit to the Hungarian Falls in the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Hungarian Falls in Hubbel, Michigan. Photo by Shalee Blackmer
1668 Winery in Sault Ste. Marie
1668 Winery in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Photo by Shalee Blackmer.
Bayfront Park
Bay Front Park. Photo by Dan Price.
SEEK OUT OUR FEATURED DESTINATIONS
Experience fall in Michigan for yourself. Get last minute fall getaway ideas for these featured destinations.
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