How to Celebrate Fall in West Michigan
We have officially had our first 50-degree weather week. Any Michigander knows what that means—fall is officially on the way.
MediSurge is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a medical device manufacturer, we love being a part of such a robust medical culture. However, as team members, we also love how great Michigan is when it comes to seasons.
We’ll be honest and say that as much as we love summer, fall in Michigan is pretty spectacular. In honor of the approaching season, here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate autumn in West Michigan, even during COVID-19.
See the Colors
If there’s one sure sign of fall, it’s the vibrant red and orange leaves that line our state’s walking paths and highways. What better way to enjoy the season than strolling along a winding road somewhere? In fact, if it was us, we’d suggest inviting a friend. Just make sure you stay six feet apart.
In fact, we particularly love spending time on the North Country National Scenic Trail. With over 1,150 miles in Michigan, you’re sure to find a spot near you that’s flanked by some of the best colors of the season. If road trips are more of your thing check out this list of iconic stops along M-119 and the tunnel of trees.
Grab a Brew
If there’s one thing Grand Rapids is known for, it’s beer. Our city is home to over 80 different breweries, which means there’s always something new to try. Still, we have our tried-and-true favorites, like New Holland Brewing and Brewery Vivant.
What a lot of people don’t know is that we also have a lot of cider mills around the area. Farmhaus Cider is one that is only a short drive from the city. We love heading over there, grabbing a seasonal cider, and then sitting outside on West Michigan’s largest patio with our families. It’s the crispness of fall air with the sweetness of cider. What more could we want?
We know Michigan falls can get a little chilly. When in doubt, stay in! We suggest grabbing a fall-themed snack like pumpkin spice donuts, making some mulled wine, and kicking back to watch a movie with the family. It’s a great, low-effort, low-risk activity during the pandemic, and it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the season.
Feeling social? Swap the movie for a board game, puzzle, or (in true Michigan fashion) Euchre. Then you can really create an unforgettable night with your family. After all, even during a pandemic, it’s good to find a reason to smile.
What’s your favorite way to celebrate the season? We’d love to hear. Get in touch.