13 Days of Fall


Fall is here! The weather is crisp, the craving for pumpkin flavors is forming, and it’s time to start wearing layers. It’s the season for the leaves to change and begin to fall, crunching under your shoes with each step.

There are some activities that are a must to capture everything fall has to offer in the Great Lakes Bay Region. It’s time to cautiously make your way through a haunted house, eat a caramel apple, and go on a leaf-gazing hike to admire the changing colors of the trees.

Don’t stay cooped up inside this year during Mother Nature’s reprieve in Michigan from the humidity of summer and the snow-trapped winter. There are many activities to indulge in this fall season that are found in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Put on a jacket and get ready to start the fall checklist.

13 Days of Fall Checklist

  • Eat a caramel apple
  • Jump in a pile of autumn-hued leaves
  • Re-watch Hocus Pocus
  • Drink hot cider
  • Go on a hike and admire the colors of fall
  • Find your way through a corn maze
  • Pick out a costume
  • Face your fear at a haunted house
  • Eat pumpkin flavored anything (pie, donut, coffee)
  • Go for a hay ride
  • Tailgate at a football game
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Enjoy a backyard campfire

An abundance of pumpkin farms, apple orchards, and more are around the region to pick an apple or pumpkin (or two). See how many you can check off your list, and share your favorite places to enjoy fall with us!

Photo taken at Bayne’s Apple Valley Farm by Doug Julian