Top 6 Places to Visit in Michigan for the Fall

Trees and a sea

Michigan is a gem by the banks of the Great Lakes, beautiful all year round but especially in the fall.

The rhapsody of golden-yellow colors in the parks, the pleasantly cold weather, and the vibrant vibes of the towns make it a fantastic choice for your next trip in the fall.

Read on and find out our recommendations of the best places in Michigan for the fall.

1. Whitefish Point

Whitefish point is located in the northern region of Michigan.

It is a charming little town that sits on the edge of the state right by Whitefish Bay, in Lake Superior.

It is a small yet lovely town that is most appealing in the fall.

If you visit Whitefish Point, make sure to drop by in the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Whitefish Point Light Station, and the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

A river in the forest
A river in the forest

2. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

The Porcupine Mountains is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan by Lake Superior in Silver City, Michigan.

We truly recommend it as it has amazing nature spots in the fall to admire too.

The nature reserve Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is full of hiking paths, observatory points, and wild forests.

You can visit one of the observatory points and get a view of the Lake of the Clouds all covered with orange and yellow leaves.

Also, if you want to camp more exclusively, you can find nice glamping spots in the area.

A tent
A tent

3. Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is located near Paradise town in Michigan and it is a great spot for short trips in the fall.

The main attraction in the park ar the waterfalls, so you can start your daily trip on one of the hiking trails and go visit them. When you arrive, you will be embraced by the colors of fall that pour down with the rushing water.

Gorgeous waterfall
Gorgeous waterfall

4. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located behind the Tahquamenon yet near and to the west side of the Porcupine Mountains.

During the fall, the park looks amazing and if you visit, you will be trapped by the beauty of the trees and the rocky cliffs that are right above the splendid blue sea.

The site is especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves of the trees change color and you can see their reflection in the water.

The best lookout spot in the area can be reached through the North Country hiking trail.

The colors of autumn
The colors of autumn

5. Keweenaw Peninsula

The Keweenaw Peninsula is located north of the Porcupine Mountains on the west part of the Upper Peninsula.

The Peninsula is a charming place with pretty lakeside towns and it gets even prettier in the fall.

If you opt for a road trip along the M-26 state highway, you can reach Keweenaw Peninsula going through Copper County State Forest, Lake Roland, and the Houghton town.

This road trip plan will reward you with the best views colored in the magic of fall.

A path among trees
A path among trees

6. Leelanau State Park

If you decide to go visit the beautiful lake Michigan or the towns and cities by the coast, make sure you visit Leelanau State park which is located at the tip of the Leelanau Penninsula along Lake Michigan.

The park is full of hiking trails and surf spots where you can join the waves and later visit the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

Hit the route M-22 to get to Lake Michigan and enjoy the breathtaking views of nature dressed in the beauty of fall.

A lighthouse
A lighthouse

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