Top Free Fall Activities in Southwest Michigan
From the gorgeous fall colors to the bountiful harvest that fills our Lake Michigan coast, fall is one of the best times to travel to Southwest Michigan. It is also a more affordable and calmer time of year to visit since our busy summer season has come to an end. You will find plenty of free activities in and around St. Joseph that are perfect for anyone on a budget.
Fall Festivals Along the Makers Trail
- Erika Peterson
With so many festivals, parties, special releases and live music, fall is the perfect time to tour the Makers Trail! Here are some of the top upcoming parties of the season at our wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Saint Joseph for Kids
- Joshua Nowicki
Saint Joseph, Michigan is a wonderful place for children. Museums, beaches, camps, ice cream and treats, along with a variety of additional indoor and outdoor entertainment await you during your next visit.
Fall Hiking: 5 Scenic Trails in Southwest Michigan
- Related Member: Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Weko Beach Campground, Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Galien River County Park
The days are shorter, the air is cooler, and that can only mean one thing…fall has arrived! Nature has begun its yearly transformation and will soon be ablaze in bright shades of red, orange and yellow. Fall colors in Southwest Michigan typically start to make an appearance in mid-September and peak around the second week in October. The best way to get up close and personal with nature’s beauty is by hiking one of the area’s many trails - each with their own unique landscape.
Josh’s Fall Favorites
- Joshua Nowicki
- Related Member: Joshua Nowicki Photography
Summer is definitely the most popular time to visit southwest Michigan, however, I feel that there is even more to enjoy in the fall. Here are some of my fall favorites: