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🍂 Where to catch the best fall colors in Michigan this year

Michigan is one of the best states for fall colors. Where are the best spots to enjoy them? 🍂

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Morning Musings 🤔

Doesn't it seem like pencils are rare these days?

With the explosion of digital writing (keyboard, phones, etc), handwriting has gone out of style. No longer are people standing in line at a pencil sharpener, waiting to smell the fresh carvings of wood -- and probably the frustration of a broken point.

Every time I see a pencil now, it feels nostalgic. It reminds me of elementary school or art class. It's really the only writing tool that erases itself as you use it. Its length is almost a record of your work.

So, grab a pencil today. Write someone a note. Because pencils are cool.

- Ken

Morning Dive 🏊

If you're a longtime Michigander, one of your favorite seasons is probably fall. 

There's something about pumpkins, donuts, warm afternoons and cold evening -- and the changing of the trees -- that is a unique Michigan feeling.

The peak times to see fall colors in Michigan is the first two weeks of October. Here are some of the best areas to take it all in.

Sault Sainte Marie - Drummond Island

The oldest European settlements in the Midwest and the third oldest in the United States are at the heart of this tour of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The historic city of St. Ignace, at the Straits of Mackinac, is a good place to begin this 160-mile tour.

Grand Traverse area

From late September to mid-October the Traverse City-Northport-Frankfort areas are ablaze with autumn hues. The Grand Traverse area encompasses more than 250 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, certainly providing some spectacular fall color viewing.

Pentwater - White Cloud - Muskegon

This Western Michigan fall color tour includes rolling wooded hillsides, orchards with ripe apples and beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan.

Mackinaw City - Petoskey - Charlevoix

This Northwestern Michigan fall color tour includes hilly, forested countryside, charming resort towns nestled along the sparkling blue waters of Lake Michigan, breathtaking views, fresh air and colorful wildlife.

Jackson - Ann Arbor - Monroe

For a dose of Michigan history with your fall color tour, take this 195-mile trip through southeast Lower Peninsula and follow old Indian trails and territorial roads, an early tavern, a battlefield, the hometown of an infamous general, and even a winery or two.

Check out more ideas on fall color tours here from Pure Michigan.

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Housekeeping 🧹

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- Ken Haddad (Have something to say or a topic idea? Contact me: Email | Twitter)

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