As autumn makes itself at home here in the Great Lakes State, most of us will find ourselves hunting for fall adventures to appreciate throughout the region. Michigan is nothing short of magical when the leaves change, and this magic is especially evident when we admire classic structures like covered bridges. For fantastic scenery among the autumn foliage, check out these nine lovely Michigan covered bridges.
Have you visited any of these delightful Michigan covered bridges during previous outings? We would love to hear more about your trip and any covered bridges near you that you enjoy. Of, course, one of the best ways to enjoy a fall colors road trip is to rent an RV from RVShare and spend some time exploring our wonderful state.
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If you’re searching for more fall beauty, check out this stunning waterfall in Michigan that looks incredible surrounded by fall colors.
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Chris Muras|August 31, 2023
Are there covered bridges in Michigan?
There are at least 13 historic covered bridges in Michigan with only three or four still open to vehicles. If you expand your search to modern covered bridges, including decorative and footpath bridges, the number heads up closer to 200. Most of the historic covered bridges are located in the southern and western parts of the Lower Peninsula, but charming modern covered bridges can be found all throughout the state at golf courses, nature centers, and parks.
Where are the best places to see fall colors in Michigan?
Michigan is a pretty incredible state to go on a fall colors trip. Whether you stay close to home and explore Detroit or you hit the Upper Peninsula, fall is a lovely time all throughout the state. Here are a few places to see fall colors in Michigan:
Fall road trip near Detroit: You might not realize how easy it is to enjoy fall colors so close to Detroit, but this road trip will take you to some beautiful areas in a two-hour loop around Detroit. From Belle Isle to Quickstep Park and around to the Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve and Maybury State Park, each of these destinations will treat you to lovely fall foliage.
Hart-Montague Trail State Park, New Era, MI: Take a fall colors walk or bike ride along the Hart-Montague Trail when the leaves dance in the air with gold and orange hues. This old rail trail offers miles and miles of fall color-watching bliss. And a little exercise to boot.
A cabin getaway to Traverse City: When the leaves start to change, there is no better way to enjoy them than a cabin getaway. There is something special about a cozy fire in a cabin while brisk fall winds blow colorful leaves to the ground. The Ellis Lake Resort in Grawn, MI is the perfect spot. You can also enjoy nearby fall festivals and apple-picking opportunities.