9 Exciting Ways to Experience Michigan Fall Colors
You Will Want to Get Out of the Car
Michiganders know that fall colors are worth stopping for.
Yes, we’re lucky to have beautiful scenic drives all over the mitten state for our motoring enjoyment.
But, if you’re tired of looking out the car window and want to take your fall color tour adventure up a notch, here are some adventurous Michigan fall color tour ideas that will get you out of the car and into the action.
Because the colors in the U.P. change sooner than in Michigan’s lower peninsula, the tour dates only go into early October. This is one trip you’ll want to book ASAP.
When you go, be sure to plan to be gone for the whole day. This wilderness tour is 6.5 hours long.
You’ll start with a 35-minute narrow-gauge train ride, followed by a 2-hour riverboat cruise to Tahquamenon Falls, where you’ll dock for 75 minutes. Take this time to make the short hike to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls overlook.
After the stopover, rejoin the group and ride the riverboat and train as they retrace their route back to Soo Junction, MI.
You may see wildlife like bears and deer along the way.
4) Rodger, We’re Going Up for a Scenic Airplane Tour
Orchard Beach Aviation in Manistee will take you high in the sky for super fall color views – starting at just $30 per person.
Manistee is home to the far-reaching (over a half-million acres) Manistee National Forest, as well as miles and miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. This sweet pairing makes for vivid lake views punctuated by endless acres of fall color.
When seen from a bird’s point of view, it’s unforgettable.
1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI, MI 49505
Creston has already snagged the title of Hottest ZIP code in the country, and it’s got the highest concentration of murals in the city, thanks in no small part to being the home of Lions & Rabbits.
This multifaceted space described itself as an art-driven, event space. Their gallery isn’t limited to inside the building. Along their eastern and northern walls, as well as all along the surrounding cement walls you find dozens of tableaus by various artists.