It is still an amazing Indian summer in Michigan but autumn is coming, which means the trees will start to change color. It’s a magical time of year as the trees turn from green to shades of gold, red, and orange. The crisp evening air will soon coax us out to enjoy the fire pit under the twinkling stars at night. Even with the cooler temperatures, the days are still warm so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. It truly is one of the most enjoyable times of the year! Join us for an unforgettable fall getaway this year, while you take advantage of these 5 ways to experience fall foliage in Southwest Michigan.
1. Go on a Wine Tour
Truly experience the best wines of Southwest Michigan. Grape growing in Michigan is unique due to Lake Michigan’s effect on the climate of the area. Come see for yourself with a tour and tastings at Fenn Valley Vineyards where you’ll learn just how this award-winning wine is made. You can purchase tickets directly from the winery. Or check out our guide to our favorite wineries in Southwest Michigan.
2. Take a Bike Ride
Hopping on a bicycle puts you up close and personal with leaf peeping season in Southwest Michigan. Our plethora of country roads and bike trails as well as the Castle Grounds provide ample opportunity. Bring your bikes along to hit the trails or use our fat tire bikes on our 65 acres.
3. Savor the Tastes of Fall
Seasonal foods are plentiful in Michigan during the fall. Wake up to the smell of freshly made pumpkin pancakes, sample Castle in the Country Raw Honey, munch on crisp apples straight from the orchard, indulge in a delectable pie flight and fruit wines from Crane Orchard, and sip on Michigan’s award winning wines.
Also make sure to ask our innkeepers about the best farmers markets in the area. Fresh fall produce is simply divine.
4. Embark on a Color Tour
Take a tour of the gorgeous fall foliage our beautiful area has to offer. Set aside some time for a tour and take your time taking in the views, soaking up the autumn sun, and taking photos. Make memories in autumnal paradise. Ask your innkeepers about the best fall color viewing in the area.
5. Go Picking in the Orchards
Go pickin’ in Michigan this fall at some of the most beautiful orchards you’ll ever find! Crane Orchards is one of our favorites for peach picking, apple picking, hay rides, and a corn maze! For more festive fun, visit Overhiser Orchards for pumpkin and apple picking. You can’t go wrong with either one. For more info, check out our guide to apple-picking in Southwest Michigan.
In addition to these 5 Ways to Experience fall foliage in Southwest Michigan, you can make it a fall getaway with a stay at Castle in the Country. Choose your favorite guest room and book now while rooms are available. Or make it a midweek stay for fewer crowds and better rates. Our innkeepers will be on hand every step of the way to make your stay extraordinary.
Cheers to fall!