Peak Season for Fall Colors in Michigan

Blacktop road flanked by yellow leaf trees displaying fall colorsToday is one of the most beautiful days of the season. It is already November, and we are finally at peak season for Fall Colors. We are expecting mostly sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures for another ten days with no sign of freezing temperatures until after the 15th if November. This is ridiculous, in a good way. Peak Fall Colors typically occur about mid-October. This year it is early November putting it 2-3 weeks behind schedule. Now is a good time for a Fall Getaway road trip.

Green B&B sign in front of white mansion with trees in red and yellow fall colorsThe Munro House Bed & Breakfast and Spa could be your destination for a brief romantic getaway. This Southern Michigan B&B offers one night stays most of the year while many other inns require a two-night stay. If you have a day or two off for the weekend, or need to burn up some left over vacation days, now could be a great time to take off for a little romance. Great accommodations with outstanding restaurants within walking distance makes the Munro House one of the best choices for quiet, comfortable convenience within equal distance of Detroit, Kalamazoo, and Fort Wayne. The Munro House is open 12 months a year.

Blue Michigan road sign along highway 12 during peak fall color season with green yellow orange and red leavesThis great small town offers a true escape from the crowds of the big cities and tourist attractions. Munro House is located just one block South of Highway 12 in downtown Jonesville. Three traffic lights in town may get you to stop briefly, but the Munro House will make you comfortable overnight, while Saucy Dog’s Barbeque and Olivia’s Chop House will provide outstanding meals at reasonable prices. Shopping downtown includes an art gallery, while the “Antique Capital of Michigan” is just 5 minutes down the road in Allen. A large Amish community will probably be working the fields with their horse drawn equipment. Modern farmers may be tilling the soil or reaping the crops before the first snowfall. The Baw Beese Trail and Falling Waters Trail are an easy drive from Jonesville. Both are well-maintained rails to trails walking and biking paths that stretch alongside lakes, through forests, or just out and away from traffic. The leaves are in full brilliant colors while the fields show a variety of Earth tones.

Traditional disc golf target with chains and a basket on a disc golf course

Some folks may still enjoy a round of golf at the best prices of the year at one of our local courses, while Owen Park in Hillsdale provides a free 18 hole disc golf course. A cider mill with freshly picked fruit, donuts, pies, and hayrides are just a short drive away. A scenic drive down any of our rural roads can provide a plethora of sights and textures for your viewing pleasure.

Yellow and green fall color trees along a dirt driveway with brown fallen leaves

Life is good in Jonesville.

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