Best Fall Foliage Drives in Michigan

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Best Fall Foliage Drives in Michigan

Michigan is located in the midwest of the United States. The state is known for the Great Lakes, and it’s 3,288 miles (5,292 km) of surrounding fresh water lakeshore. Some of the best fall foliage drives in Michigan are among it’s pristine shorelines. Road trip scenic routes across the state to see the best fall colors.

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As a local, my favorite thing to do in Michigan is a fall foliage road trip. The gorgeous fall scenery attracts people from all over, wanting to experience the bursts of color Michigan becomes in October. Make sure to Check the Fall Color Map before heading out on your road trip to ensure colors are at their peak.

These are the BEST fall foliage drives in Michigan!

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M2 Along Pointe Labarbe Rd

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M123 Tahquamenon Trail

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West Lakeshore Drive in Brimley

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Tunnel of Trees M-119

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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S Boundary Road in Porcupine Mountains State Park

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M-28 Watton to Wakefield

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Forest Highway 13

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17 thoughts on “Best Fall Foliage Drives in Michigan

  • Growing up in the southwest, I’m used to experiencing the tourists who visit Colorado to see the leaves change. Although the state has some beautiful destinations, I think Michigan may have Colorado beat! These photos prove I need to make a visit to see fall leaves change.

  • What incredible photos! I would never have considered Michigan for fall drives. Living outside the US, all i normally hear about is New England!

    • The east coast is more known across the world I would imagine. Michigan is a midwest state, the most known city is Detroit; known for its auto industry. The further north you go in the state, the more beautiful and less populated it becomes. Driving down dirt roads in the fall that are covered by a tunnel of trees is my favorite thing to do that time of year.

  • Oh the autumn colours are just to die for, oh so beautiful!

    I do agree with you, a roadtrip through your local surroundings really makes you see and appreciate whats around you. We did that during the summer, we re-visited our local beaches and found them truly magical. They’ve always been magical, I just forgot to look 🙂

    • That’s true.. most days I’m like oh, boring Michigan nothing to do or see. But then when we go out and start visiting local areas we haven’t seen in forever, I remember why I love this state 🙂

  • Living in Los Angeles for two decades I really missed the changing of the seasons. We used to drive down to Sedona, AZ – just so we could see that array of oranges and burnt copper … fall is just such an amazing season isn’t it?

    • LA huh? How’d you like it? I traveled out to LA for work about 4x a year for awhile, its a busy city lol I agree, fall is magical. It’s my favorite season, and here in Michigan the colors are only out for a few weeks/month before they’re gone again. I try to take advantage of those few weeks to get as many fall shots in as I can, because they’re just SO beautiful.

  • These are beautiful photos! We are traveling across Michigan at the beginning of November so hopefully the warmer weather this year will keep the colors later so that we can see them too!

  • My son and his family lived in Michigan for 4 years, and I missed the fall season every visit — so sad! Your photos are lovely. I wish I could back right now! I did enjoy these trees in the spring, though. Michigan offers a lot of beauty.

  • The colors here are stunning. I’m planning to visit Pictured Rocks next August. I’m just hoping for cool weather!

  • These are so beautiful! We are actually going to drive around our area today and look at the fall colors.

  • So beautiful! People always underestimate the beauty of the Midwest just because they assume it is freezing always. In reality, there is no where more beautiful to see the seasons change! Great pictures!

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