Michigan October 06, 2020
9 Undeniable Signs That You’re Obsessed With Fall In Michigan
Now that autumn has officially arrived here in the Great Lakes State, those of us who consider ourselves full-blown fall fanatics are in heaven. While most folks appreciate a few fall traditions and pastimes, others are absolutely enamored with this spectacular season. Here are nine undeniable signs that you qualify as a completely autumn-obsessed Michigander.
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1. You’ve been to every apple orchard in the state… twice.
Michigan has all sorts of amazing apple orchards, from Blake’s in Armada to Crane’s in Fennville and countless others in between. For many Michiganders, apple-picking is a long-beloved tradition that makes for photo ops and timeless memories. Those who are obsessed with fall, though, take these orchard trips seriously - and have their cozy outfits and preferred apple varieties decided months in advance.
2. You’re at the Great Lakes even more than you were during the summer months.
Most folks choose to hit the shores of our beloved Great Lakes when the weather is hot, but fall fanatics know that there’s something magical about strolling the beach after temperatures drop and tourists head home. After all, it’s tough to beat the delight of a crisp walk along Lake Michigan with your sweetheart on a brilliant autumn afternoon.
3. When people ask about Michigan’s fall foliage, you know all the best spots.
If you’re a true lover of fall, you’re well prepared for peak foliage season in Michigan. In fact, folks might come to you for recommendations of where to check out the most vibrant views throughout the state. Whether you advise them to visit Deadman’s Hill, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, or a hidden gem somewhere in the Upper Peninsula, your suggestions are always spot-on.
4. You have a secret stash of fall-scented candles in your house.
Don’t lie: even if you’ve already got several dozen autumn-inspired candles in your home, you simply can’t resist picking up a few more when the urge strikes. Whether you’re perusing the aisles at a Michigan-owned store or treating yourself to some online shopping, you just can’t resist buying a home fragrance with the words “pumpkin,” “apple,” or “spice” in its name.
5. You’re willing to sit through Lions games because they’re a fall tradition.
Fall in Michigan brings along its fair share of disappointment, dread, and rage. Yes, we’re referring to the roller coaster of emotions that accompanies the vast majority of Detroit Lions games, which officially kick off each fall. Despite these less-than-stellar experiences, fall enthusiasts are happy to see the Lions make an appearance because football signals the beginning of a new season.
6. You refuse to change out of your fall attire, even when Michigan weather is unpredictable.
If there’s one thing we know about Michigan weather, it’s that it can change on a dime. We might be driving through a blizzard one moment and basking in 75 degrees and sunshine the next. This doesn’t stop fall-lovers from stepping out in their favorite outfits (we’re talking sweaters, flannel, scarves, and boots) each and every day when the season officially starts. 80 degrees outside? Doesn’t matter! The jacket stays on!
7. You have a separate pantry just for apple cider and donuts.
One of the most delicious autumn traditions in Michigan is gorging oneself on freshly baked donuts and tart apple cider. Long-standing spots like Yates Cider Mill and Robinette’s have become must-visit locales for families throughout the state, and folks who adore autumn often find themselves stocking up on enough donuts and cider to feed a small army. What’s more amazing? The entire stash is usually gone in days.
8. Your friends have muted you on social media because all you talk about is fall.
How many times can one human being use the autumn leaves emoji? You're not afraid to find out! Michiganders who adore fall are happy to shout their love for the season from the rooftops, whether or not their loved ones want to hear about it. From fall decor photo shoots to adorable family portraits with pumpkins, there’s no stopping the influx of autumn content once those temperatures drop.
9. You’re happiest when you’re outside.
If you’re a true-blue fan of fall in the Great Lakes State, you know that the greatest element of autumn in Michigan is the natural beauty that abounds throughout the region. People who adore fall could spend hours strolling through our foliage-filled forests, gazing out at Lake Michigan on chilly days, or camping among the autumn colors. Michigan is truly a wonderland during the fall season.
Are there any other signs of fall obsession in Michigan that we should have included on our list? We’re always happy to hear your thoughts, so drop us a Facebook comment or recommend an amazing fall destination in Michigan by filling out our nomination form
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