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Favorite Fall Activities You Can Still Enjoy in 2020

In a year such as the current one, the arrival of fall feels like one of the more natural and normal things to occur in the last six months.

There’s nothing like fall time in Michigan. Do you feel it? Can you see it? Boldly colored trees, a cool caress in the wind, the need for a jacket or your favorite sweater, a craving for warm meals and desserts, and the sight of a gang of pumpkins for sale at your local grocery stores.

But there’s even more to enjoy about autumn in Detroit. The fun times don’t end because summer is over. Get in the spirit and enjoy a season that recognizes hard work, sparks creativity, and inspires us all to be more thankful for the little things. Check out the following list of favorite local fall-time activities that you can immerse yourself in all season!

Cider Mills and Apple Orchards are open and welcoming those ready for some fall-time fun! Is anyone else craving cinnamon donuts and warm cider? Pick apples, choose pumpkins, take a hayride, and watch cider get pressed at one of the popular orchards and cider mills in Metro Detroit such as Yates Cider Mill, Franklin Cider Mill, Hy’s Cider Mill, Black Farms, and Miller Big Red.

Drive-In Theaters remain super popular from summer into fall, especially this year for the easy social distancing. Give Netflix and your other favorite streaming apps a much-needed break. Pack some blankets and head to the drive-in for a double feature on the big screen! Here’s a map of Drive-In Theaters located in and around Detroit.

Michigan’s Nature Trails are admired for being some of the most beautiful, brazen foliage in the country. Long-time Michiganders and those who love nature know that fall is the opportune time to see the forests come alive with a bold yet tranquil touch. Get outside and admire the trees’ multitude of bright, warm colors. Hike, bike, or jog along popular trails in southeast Michigan, including Kensington Metro Park, Stoney Creek Metro Park, Clinton River, and Paint Creek.

Farmers Markets are always a great way to get in touch with all that a new season has to offer! Plus… support local! Eastern Market remains a staple. It’s a go-to for picking up newly harvested fruits, vegetables, flowers, pumpkins, and much more while enjoying Detroit’s culture, artwork, and scenery. Other go-to local farmers’ markets include Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Market & Shops and Flint’s Farmers’ Market.

Haunted Houses are still offering up the fright and fun this year! After all – Halloween and fall are pretty much synonymous. When the leaves change color, folks immediately start to seek out the fun of being scared. Due to the pandemic, haunted houses will be operating differently this year with safety guidelines. Check out Patch’s round-up of haunted houses in Southeast Michigan open now until October 31st!

Written by Let’s Detriot Alicia McClendon

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