Saugatuck, MI

5 of the Best Places to Enjoy Michigan Fall Colors

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It’s not hard to love fall in Michigan, and its best is its foliage. Michigan fall colors are the perfect display of what autumn should look like! Brilliant burnt hues, accompanied by farmland and Great Lakes shoreline, make Michigan a living postcard in autumn. All across the state, the changing leaves provide amazing views. Grab your jakcet, check out this Michigan fall colors map, and enjoy some of the best autumn scenery in the Great Lakes State.

5 of the Best Places to Enjoy Michigan Fall Colors


In the summer, beachgoers flock to beach in Saugatuck for the sand and sun. In the fall, the beaches become the ideal location for a fall foliage stroll (gloves, hats, and apple cider are recommended). Of course, if you want the best view in town, climb the steps to the top of Mount Baldhead, and enjoy a great overlook of Saugatuck, Oval Beach, and the Kalamazoo River! What’s better than an already scenic view, combined with fall colors? (Hint: not much).

Grand Rapids

Known not only for its craft beer and art, Grand Rapids is also one the best places to see Michigan fall colors. Check out this great fall foliage tour of the city from Experience Grand Rapids to get an idea of what you’ll see. Make sure you visit during the annual ArtPrize festival!

Ann Arbor

You don’t have to be near a Great Lake to enjoy Michigan fall colors. In eastern Michigan, Ann Arbor is popular choice for autumn views. When the summer begins to fade, Pure Michigan recommends visiting the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum, among other places. The website also has a great fall colors tour that includes Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Monroe. Check it out!

Traverse City

At the pocket of West Arm Traverse Bay (which eventually leads to Lake Michigan) is Traverse City. Both Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have named Traverse City one of the best places in the nation to enjoy fall colors!

Keweenaw Peninsula

Located at the top of the UP, the Keweenaw Peninsula was named by Midwest Living as one of the best places to see fall colors in the midwest. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior and the striking colors reflecting off its waters.

Fall Festivals in Michigan

Fall in Michigan brings more than beautiful colors – it also brings festivals! Fall festivals in Michigan provide everything from live music and family fun to season-specific food and drinks. No matter what part of the state you’re in, you can easily find a festival to enjoy. For an unbeatable season experience, plan a tour of fall foliage around a festival! Check out our blog for more information on the state’s best fall celebrations.

Michigan Beauty Any Time of Year in Saugatuck

You don’t have to wait until the temperatures start dropping to enjoy a trip to Saugatuck, MI – you’ll love your stay here, in any season. Of course, why not enjoy Michigan fall colors while staying in one of the state’s best beach towns? The team here at Lakeshore Lodging would love to help you find the perfect place to stay, thanks to our selection of Saugatuck vacation homes. Enjoy waterfront vacation housing on the shores of Lake Michigan, or treat yourself to a cozy stay in town during the fall. Either way, our Saugatuck rentals offer everything you need, like fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, and more. Contact us today, online or by calling (866) 765-7522, and enjoy the fall colors in Saugatuck.