Southern Michigan Fall Getaway with Great Food

Smiling lady in red riding in a tractor pulled wagon through a corn fieldFall getaways don’t always have to include a trip to Lake Michigan. There are plenty of beautiful Fall colors throughout rural Southern Michigan. Here, in Hillsdale County, our Fall colors are as much about the harvest as they are about the changing leaf color. Farmers are picking their crops and tilling the soil in anticipation of the next planting season. Huge machines do much of the work at modern farms, but draft horses pull the load on traditional farms in our large Amish community. Cider Mills, doughnuts, and hay rides are invigorating outdoor activities on cool, sunny days.

Green bed and breakfast sign with Scottish Terrier mascots amidst fall colors

Weekend getaways to Southern Michigan could base their headquarters at the Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville. Comfortable lodging with friendly innkeepers offering fine hospitality in a great small town at an award winning B&B is this inn’s claim to fame. A classic American breakfast is served every day with a choice of entrees along with coffee, fruit, juice, bread, and bacon. Cookies, snacks, and beverages are always complimentary to guests who stay here.


Rectangular white food plate with garnished steak, green beans, and rice beside a glass of beer with an orange slice

Romantic getaway packages that include meals have been very popular since Jonesville was recently recognized as one of the top small towns in America for food. Two great restaurants that were recognized on this list are both just a short 2 block walk from the Munro House B&B. Walking to a great dinner is a luxury that many people wish they could do. It is normal in downtown Jonesville. Olivia’s Chop House is the best fine dining restaurant for 50 miles, while Saucy Dog’s Barbeque offers more casual selections from ribs, to sandwiches, to brisket. Ice cream from the Udder Side is popular through Halloween.

Horse farm with white fence before grey barn at the edge of a forest of Fall colors with a white water tower in the background

Peak Fall colors could be any time in October. The leaves start turning in September and continue until frost and wind make them drop to the ground by early November. Temperatures have yet to drop into the 40s, which generally means that peak colors will be late this year, although Mother Nature has the final say.

Mike Venturini

“Life is good in Jonesville”

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