Sep 25, 2015

Is there a more vibrantly beautiful time of year in Washtenaw County than autumn?  We think not!  Make the most of our most colorful season this year with the following tips for viewing the fall foliage:

  1. Visit one of these stunning places to see the reds, oranges, yellows and browns of autumn:  Huron River Drive between Dexter and Ann Arbor, the Waterloo Recreation Area, the University of Michigan Law School Quad, The Old West Side Historic District, Nichols Arboretum or Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
  2. View the changing leaves from a new vantage point!  Rent a canoe on the Huron River, or take a bike trip through the Hudson Mills Metro Park.  If golf is your thing, check out the foliage at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Golf Resort.
  3. Pair a leaf-peeping trip with an outing to another fall favorite – one of Washtenaw County’s many cider mills.  We love the Dexter Cider MillWasem Fruit Farm in Milan, Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti and many others. 
  4. Or, if you prefer beer to cider, check out the autumn offerings at one of the Ann Arbor area’s award-winning microbreweries.  Violin Monster (ABC), Ursae Majoris (Jolly Pumpkin) and Festbier (Grizzly Peak) are all fantastic beers.
  5. Be sure to check out the vibrant fall hues in the Big 400, as well!  This 20 mile by 20 mile area, which includes communities like Dexter, Manchester, Chelsea, Stockbridge, Pinckney, Jackson, Clinton, Ann Arbor and Brooklyn, offers beautiful scenery for nature-lovers.
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