5 Ways to Enjoy the Color Changes in Metro Detroit

By: Scott Davis | October 28, 2016

One of the highlights of living in Michigan is that we get to enjoy all four glorious seasons. Fall in the mitten is probably best known for the beautiful changing of the colors of the leaves, and we have a few ideas for how you can enjoy them in metro Detroit. Leaves are beginning to change colors and the beauty of nature is in full force, with that in mind, here are some ways you can enjoy the color changes in metro Detroit.

Cider Mills

It seems like Cider Mills were made just for people to fully embrace everything fall has to offer. The cider, doughnuts, hay, pumpkins, and fallen leaves are what cider mills are all about. You have plenty of great cider mills to choose from in the metro Detroit area.

Nature trails

There is a reason why nature trails are a popular choice for desktop backgrounds, they are just simply gorgeous. Nature trails take on a new kind of beauty when the fall season begins, with the leaves changing colors and falling on the dirt path along the trees. Palmer Park and Eliza Howell Park are just a couple of the great nature trails you can check out this fall.

Biking

Biking is great for most seasons (winter is not one of them, obviously), but it is especially perfect for the fall season. With the weather being not overwhelmingly cold nor uncomfortably hot, a bike ride on a brisk autumn afternoon is a great way to enjoy the season. The metro Detroit area has some beautiful parks you can bike through including Belle Isle Park, Indian Springs Metropark, and Border to Border Trail.

Hiking

Similar to biking, hiking gets you outside and enjoying the weather with a little exercise. Hiking does allow you to enjoy the weather a little more, however, as you can slowly take in the beauty many of the southeast Michigan parks have to offer. Check out Addison Oaks Park, Crosswinds Marsh Park, or Dexter-Huron Metropark  on a fall afternoon.

Bonfires

Bonfires are fantastic in the fall. Bonfires help keep things at the right temperature while enjoying the great outdoors. You can gaze up and admire all the stars, while also admiring the beauty all around you. Farmer Charley’s Farm and Bonfires in Monroe allows you to rent your own bonfire site, while other places like J. Webb Farm and Wiard’s Orchards in Ypsilanti have fall public bonfires you can attend.