Each year, the splendor of fall fills every corner of Jackson, from the grapes harvested for the wineries on the Pioneer Wine Trail, to miles of trails at the lower peninsula’s largest state park. Many will argue it’s the most beautiful season of the year, and there are countless photos taken each season at the best fall photo locations that can attest to this. The possibilities are endless, what will you do first?
Exploring & Enjoying
Experience nature’s architecture as you drive through tree tunnels with canopies of red and orange hues, while on the Fall Driving Tour, Irish Hills Historic Churches Driving Tour, or Jackson’s Underground Railroad Stops. Enjoy the crisp fall air in Jackson’s countryside at the annual Jackson Family Farmfest Tour. While exploring the farms, you will probably spot a Sandhill Crane, as thousands of these birds can be seen each fall at Jackson’s birding hot spots. Cranes are the feature of the Cranes, Color, and Cabernet Festival; a free family-friendly event to celebrate the migration of the wonderful birds each fall. Find out what the 2017 Crane Count is at Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary! In the evening, head downtown for more rare sightings, like a Jackson-made car at the Cruise In car show.
From the casual hike, to endurance competitions that challenge your whole body, Jackson has a variety of activities to get you outdoors this fall. Feel the crunching of leaves below your feet while hiking miles of scenic fall trails. As the temperature cools, it’s also the best time to bring your dog. With plenty of pet-friendly spots, you’ll both have a great time. Get a new perspective of Michigan’s fall colors from horseback at Horse ‘N Around Stables, or canoe or kayak for an all-day adventure. Put your stamina to the test at the grueling Spartan Race, or opt for a run in Jackson, like the Falling Waters Trail Run/Walk.
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