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It’s that time of the year again when we are graced with the presence of Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s the perfect drink for the perfect autumn in Michigan. The state is known for its short, hot summers and long, cold winters. So Michiganders always welcome the onset of fall. But Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t the only thing that makes autumn wonderful in Michigan. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Michigan in the fall.

Apple Picking

Apples are abundant in Michigan. It is one of the leading growers of apples in the country, and one of the leading exporters of apples in the world. The sight of apples around Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. John’s in Michigan is just unbelievable. You’ll never see that much apples in one place again. There are so many apples they made a game around it: Fruit Fling and Apple Cannon. Take the kids to the cider mill and they will have a smashing good time.

Cider Tasting

Cider tasting is another activity that can be considered typical Michigan. Go around the state and enjoy some apple ciders. One of the best mills to craft apple ciders is the Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills. It has been making ciders since 1895. The mill grows 21 different varieties of apples.

Spicer Orchards in Fenton not only presses apples for ciders, it is also a farm market cum winery. It is owned by the Spicer family and has been passed down for five generations already. Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills is also popular, not just for tourists, but for locals as well, who rave non-stop about the cider and the dessert concoctions. It is also one of the oldest mills in all of Michigan.


One of the most pleasing activities of autumn, especially in Michigan, is huddling together over a campfire, sharing stories or singing songs while toasting marshmallows. Wiards Orchards in Ypsilanti is a 200-acre property that provides all sorts of fun activities for kids and the whole family. It is an ideal site for bonfires, too.

In Newport, the J Webb Farm also caters to bonfires. The farm has a free bonfire during the fall. But if you want privacy, you can rent your own area where you can have your own campfire.

Haunted Houses

Now what is fall without haunted houses? There are hundreds of Haunted Houses all over Michigan. But for a heart attack-inducing scare, you might want to check out Erebus, which is in Pontiac. It’s considered one of the best and scariest haunted houses not just in Michigan but the entire country. The props and effects are meticulously made.

Other notable haunted houses around Michigan are Scarefest Scream Park in Lenox Township, Terrorfied Forest in Pinckney and Exit 13 Haunted House in Mount Morris.


And let’s not forget hayrides—a popular autumn activity to commemorate the fall harvests. Lie down on the hay and get the ride of your life around Corn Fun Corn Maze Adventure Park in Casco Township or Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village in Dearborn or the Harvest Moon Hayrides at Upland Hills Farm in Oxford.

With all these activities, don’t you just wish it’ll be autumn the whole year in Michigan? Get that blood pumping through the cool fall weather with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and your choice of entertainment in Michigan.


Whatever you choose to do in Michigan, you’re bound to have a great time. But make sure to stay warm out there – we recommend one of our Michigan D Sweatshirts to make your outing even more Michigan-y.