Fall is fantastic in Michigan. Beautiful colors. Crisp air. Delicious harvests. Plus tons of great stuff to do for families, children, and even parents — safely, outdoors and indoors.
Here are a few online resources, each with details to lots of great happenings. Please remember to call ahead to make certain the activity will be held when plan to go, double-check hours of operation, and other details you need to confirm before you go.
Cider Mills & Orchards
Fall in Michigan brings the apple harvest. Here are links to six of the great cider mills in metro Detroit:
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada
Detroit Farm & Cider in the City of Detroit
Franklin Cider Mills in Franklin
Parmenter’s Cider Mill in Northville
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill in Plymouth
Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills
For details, please click on their names above to visit their websites.
Get the scoop on hayrides, haunted houses, corn mazes, cider mills, u-pick orchards, plus book recommendations for young readers. Click here for Metro Parent Fall Fun for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor guide.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
A delicious experience for families from one of the world’s great cultural institutions. Click here for the Fall Flavors Weekend.
From the team at the Detroit Regional Chamber, click here for 20 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Detroit.
A great resource for families from Midwest Living, click here for Top Things to Do with Kids in Detroit.
Lots of great stuff going on from the team at Little Guide – plus info for corn mazes, cider mills, pumpkin patches and fall fun. Click here for fall fun guide.
Traveling Michigan presents their “Ultimate 2021 Guide of October Michigan Events, Fall Festivals, Music and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend (+Cider Mills, Color Tours, Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses!).” Click here for details from Sherry and Chris.
Michigan State Parks
The Department of Natural Resources presents a wonderland of beauty, spread throughout two of the most beautiful peninsulas in the world. Click here for details, maps and more. The photograph above was taken at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, located in Luce County in the eastern UP.