Fall is a season that seems to go as quickly as it comes. Luckily, since we live and work in Michigan, we have the luxury of enjoying all the best parts of the season.
There is so much to do in our beautiful state, but there are some specific things we think Michigan does best during the fall season. So, before autumn disappears, you absolutely must check out our favorite fall activities.
Take a Hike
What’s not to love about changing leaves and cool, crisp fall air?
We love to get outside and explore during the fall season. It’s a great opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Michigan while soaking up the last few drops of warm weather. If you’re in need of inspiration, check out our blog on the best hiking trails in Michigan.
If the weather is cold or rainy, make sure to take a drive through a tree-lined road to see all the colors of fall. Bring glasses with an updated prescription when you go sightseeing, so you don’t miss out on any details.
Carve a Pumpkin
Nothing screams fall quite like pumpkins.
Decorating pumpkins is an activity that never seems to get old! Whether you paint or carve them, pumpkins are the perfect creative fall outlet. Head to the nearest pumpkin patch, select your pumpkin and get decorating. Once you’re done carving, you can even roast the seeds. They make for the perfect fall snack.
Don’t think we forgot about other amazing pumpkin flavored treats. We love pumpkin everything: pie, bread, muffins, lattes, donuts…we could go on, but you get the picture. We suggest consuming some of those, too, to really get in the autumn spirit.
Pick Some Apples
Just like pumpkins, apples are another key part of autumn. In fact, one of the best ways to enjoy a Michigan fall is to visit an apple orchard. We suggest taking a trip with your friends and family to visit an orchard near you.
If you’re in Grand Rapids, try checking out Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery. Ann Arbor natives can enjoy an apple from Wiard’s Orchards, and people from Lansing can check out Spicer Orchards Farm Market for some fun.
Nothing beats strolling through the lines of apple trees and picking a few favorites to bring home. While you’re there, don’t forget to grab some hot apple cider to warm up, too.
When you hit the orchards, be sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses. UV rays can harm your vision, even on a cloudy day, so make sure to rock your shades all fall long.
We all know that Michigan weather can be a bit unpredictable. So, when the weather doesn’t allow you to explore outside, staying inside comes with its own list of fun fall activities. Try baking or cozying up with a good book next to the fire. We find blankets and books to be the perfect combination for those cold and rainy Michigan days.
When you read, be sure your surroundings are well lit and that you’re taking breaks to avoid eye strain. Remember: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Regardless of what you like to do during the fall, we want you to be able to enjoy the beauty of the season with healthy vision. Schedule an appointment with us. We always love getting to see you.