This Weekend is Perfect Weekend For Checking Out Fall Colors
If you are looking to see Michigan's fall colors, this weekend will be perfect for a drive, walk, hike, bike ride, or just sitting on the deck or porch.
Michigan's Fall Colors
There is no doubt in my mind that Michigan is one of the best, if not the best state for seeing amazing fall colors.
Whether you are in Michigan's Upper Peninsula or on the state's southern border, there is no shortage of a variety of trees and colors to view this time of year. When the sun is just right, Michigan's views can be absolutely breathtaking.
Warm Weather and Fall Colors
Every now and then Michigan gets a warm spell in October, and this is that weekend. Friday has sunshine with a high of 69. Saturday has sunshine with a high of 74 and Sunday has sunshine with a high of 76. Not bad for the third week of October.
With the weather being nice, a ride on a motorcycle or vehicle may be a great way to get a look at Michigan's fall colors. Maybe a kayak, canoe, or boat ride down the Grand or Muskegon rivers will suit you. Perhaps a hike in one of the many amazing parks that are in West Michigan. A simple bike ride or walk in your neighborhood may be sufficient. If you have a pontoon boat and a group of people, I highly recommend Hardy Pond in Newaygo County for a fall color tour. You can drive your boat over 20 miles in one direction before you have to turn around. Even if you don't make a special trip, while you are driving this weekend there is plenty of gorgeous colors to be seen in any direction of Grand Rapids.
Two Easy Drives to See Michigan's Fall Colors
I am so spoiled when it comes to fall colors. I drive 131 to and from work but also on weekends I often make trips up to Big Rapids too. If you are looking for an easy route to see lots of colors and rolling hills covered in a variety of Michigan's finest array of trees, head north on 131. As soon as you get out of Grand Rapids and pass Comstock Park the show begins. The further you go north the more hills and trees and the fewer homes you will see.
When you pass the Hardy Dam/Croton Dam exits the rolling hills between the White Cloud exit and all the way to Cadillac are completely awesome. You can see in some spots miles of rolling hills that are tree covered. If you take this route make you have a passenger who has their cell camera ready to catch some "Pure Michigan" in action.
For those of you who want to get your motorcycles out or if you just don't like driving on the freeway, M-37 is a great road to head north and see the colors and there are plenty of places along the way to stop and grab a snack, hit a restroom or do a little shopping. Plus the further you travel north, be on the lookout for state park signs because those are excellent places to get out and take walks and get an up-close view of the amazing shades of fall colors in Michigan.
Enjoy your weekend.