Michigan is known for having some of the best fall foliage drives in the country. Located in the midwest of the United States, the state of Michigan is recognized for the Great Lakes, and it’s 3,288 miles (5,292 km) of surrounding freshwater lakeshore. Some of the best road trips in Michigan are among it’s pristine shorelines. Road trip scenic routes across the state to see the best fall colors.
As a local my favorite thing to do in Michigan is a fall foliage road trip around the state. The gorgeous scenery attracts people from all over, wanting to experience the bursts of colors in October. Make sure to Check the Fall Color Map before heading out on your road trip to ensure colors are at their peak.
Here Are The Best Fall Foliage Drives in Michigan!
M2 Along Pointe Labarbe Rd
M123 Tahquamenon Trail
Tunnel of Trees M-119
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Things To Do In Munising
Kayak along the East Channel of Munising Bay past the Historic East Channel Lighthouse. Enjoy a view of Miners Castle, Painted Coves, and Caves of All Colors before launching a kayak from the boat and continuing along the most iconic stretch of shoreline.
Visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from a distance on a cruise. You’ll see the massive rock formations and caves that make up the shoreline. This view during the fall is unbeatable.
Take a cruise on a glass bottom boat along the largest Great Lakes. Lake Superior is home to almost 550 shipwrecks. See them up close on this must do tour.