Michigan is alive with autumn fun. From tasty seasonal treats to spellbinding orchestral performances, there’s never a dull moment. Before the weather really cools down, celebrate fall with a variety of state attractions and events.
In Michigan, the sweet tastes and scents of autumn are in the air thanks to the Just Baked
cupcake shops. There are seven locations throughout southeastern Michigan with the original shop in Livonia, in northeastern Wayne County. Gourmet jumbo cupcakes from Just Baked come in more than 50 flavors, and other treats – including homemade brownies, cookies and scones – are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth as well. In honor of autumn, stop by a Just Baked store and enjoy a Pumpkin Pie Cupcake made with cinnamon graham cracker, pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting. The Apple Pie Cupcake is another favorite with a shortbread cookie bottom crust, apple spice cake and fresh apple and cinnamon oat crumble topping. Ask about Just Baked’s seasonal gourmet cupcakes, too, since the Sweet Potato Pie Cupcake and Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake are fall staples. Browse the menu and find a location near you at www.justbakedshop.com.
The Warren Symphony Orchestra has been producing beautiful music in Michigan since 1973, and was voted “Outstanding Community Orchestra” at the Detroit Music Awards three times. The Warren Symphony is making fall a season to remember with their production of Fantastic Fantasies – Berlioz to Vaughan Williams. On November 6, 2011, guests will be treated to Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas, Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The performance will be held at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township. See what else is playing this season and download ticket order forms at www.warrensymphony.org.
Take a foliage tour and see for yourself how beautiful Michigan is in autumn. The state has about 19 million acres of woods, so you can expect a variety of vibrant colors every year. If you’re around the Grayling area, check out Wellington Farm Park’s 60 acres of stunning foliage. Hit the nature trail, then explore the working replica of a 1930’s mid-American farmstead. The park is open on weekends until Halloween. Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula with over 20,000 acres that produce a colorful show every autumn. Explore 47 miles of hiking trails, the wildlife habitat or plan a family fishing trip. You’ll also be near thePhyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary where Sandhill Cranes are often spotted in early November.
Autumn is a colorful season in Michigan with an entertaining array of sights and sounds for the whole family. For more great places to see fall foliage and to start planning your fall festivities, visit www.michigan.org.