10 best things to do in Michigan

10 best things to do in Michigan during the fall

The best activities to do in Michigan during the fall.

The best season is settling in, don’t miss the festivities.

Michigan autumns are perfect. The temperature is warm enough for hoodies, mini skirts, and knee boots plus engaging in outdoor activities. From the variety of cider mills to the range of haunted houses, there is something for all ages to do.

Here is all you need to know about the 10 best things to do in Michigan:

Visit a cider mill

Photo of pumpkins.

Michigan has many cider mills with cider, donuts, hayrides, apples and other sweet treats. Going to the cider mill during the fall is the perfect time to soak up the fall air, admire fall’s pretty colors, and have fun with your family or friends.

Five Michigan cider mills to visit this year

  1. Wiard’s Country Fair and Orchards: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti Charter Township
  2. Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  3. Yates Cider Mill: 1950 E. Avon Road, Rochester Hills
  4. Franklin Cider Mill: 7450 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills
  5. Uncle John’s Cider Mill: 8614 US-127, St.Johns

Visit a coffee shop for pumpkin spice

I am not too big of a fan of pumpkin-flavored anything but this is the perfect season to indulge if you are. Coffee shops like Biggby Coffee or Starbucks offer fall-themed drinks and treats for the season.

Get a spook at a haunted house

Haunted houses are fall activities that you can’t miss out on. They’re the perfect scare if you are interested in spooky things like ghosts, clowns and masked men chasing you.

Five Michigan haunted houses

  1. Azra Haunted House Chamber of Horrors: John R Road, Madison Heights
  2. Hush Haunted Attractions: 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland
  3. Erebus Haunted Attraction: 18 South Perry St., Pontiac
  4. Rotten Manor: 13245 Dixie Highway, Holly
  5. Deranged Haunt: 35560 Goddard Road, Romulus

Host a bonfire

Gather your family and friends for an evening of smores, cider or treats for a bonfire. The cool autumn breeze is perfect for cozying up under a blanket by the fire.

Go on a hayride

Hayrides are fun rides especially if you go with friends or family. Michigan apple orchards and haunted houses often offer hayrides as an attraction.

Wiard’s Orchards offers hayrides during the day and during the night for a spooky time.

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Take a trip to the drive-in movies

While it may be too cold for an outdoor movie night, the drive-in movies are still open. You can bring your own snacks and in the confront of your car, you can watch a film.

Ford-Wyoming Drive-In is a drive-in theater in Michigan where you can catch a few of the latest movies out.

Ford-Wyoming Drive: 10400 Ford Road, Dearborn

Visit a winery

St.Julian winery

I haven’t been to a huge winery besides St.Julian in Troy but I would love to visit a few more in Michigan. At the wineries, you can taste a variety of wines curated by that specific distillery, and some even offer charcuterie boards.

A few Michigan vineyards and wineries

  1. Detroit Vineyards: 1000 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
  2. Black Star Farms Old Mission: 360 McKinley Road E, Traverse City
  3. Mari Vineyards: 8175 Center Road, Traverse City

Book a cabin trip

Michigan has a variety of cabins throughout the state for that true cabin trip feel. A cabin trip during the fall is the perfect time to have that bonfire, watch those movies or play board games with friends and family while having a mini vacay.

Visit Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village offers an opportunity to learn about the history of America with acres of information through attractions and exhibits.

Go on a long drive for scenic views

Just hop in your car and take a drive, Michigan is pretty in the fall.

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