Spend A Perfect Autumn Afternoon In Detroit’s Metroparks

on September 27, 2013

Detroit Metroparks

Miles of tree-lined trails. Still waters and sandy beaches. Top-notch golf courses. Huron-Clinton Metroparks have all the beauty and activity of far-up-north getaways, right in your own backyard.

As the days get shorter and cooler weather settles in, a day at one of the 13 metroparks along the Huron and Clinton rivers will give you one more reason to fall in love with the season.

If you want to see Michigan’s spectacular exposition of changing leaves, you can save the gas money — and the vacation time — by taking your fall color tour at one of the nearby Huron-Clinton Metroparks. They’re home to 25,000 acres of the season’s best displays, including goldenrods, wildflowers, fall asters, red maples and more.

In metro Detroit, mid-October is usually the best time to see the changing foliage. We’ve got the low-down on the best ways to take it in.

For an unbeatable, up-close look, bundle up for a long hike on paved or unpaved trails at any one of the metroparks. You’ll find paths of varying length and difficulty for any type of hiker. For a change of pace, you can even hop on your bike for the trip, or rent one at Stony Creek and Willow metroparks.

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