Michigan fall color photography

This past weekend I went to a men’s retreat with our church at Springhill camp in Evart, MI. When planning my drive up there, I realized that any time I drove up north, I was always on I-75. I had never really seen much of the state. So, I decided to take the non-expressway roads all the way up and hopefully get some nice fall color pics on the way. The 2.5 hour drive took my about 5 hours. During that 5 hours, I realized that there really wasn’t much of a scenic route or at least I wasn’t on it. Most of the roads that I took just had houses and power lines. I never saw much of the wide open landscape and farmland that I was expecting. There are actually much nicer views from the expressway. However, it was still a nice drive and I found a couple gems in there.

At one point I had to stop at a gas station to fill up my tires with air. This beautiful little lake was literally right next to the gas station on the side of the road:

fall color photography in michigan

This beautiful river scene was over a small bridge that would have easily gone unnoticed if I wasn’t specifically looking for it.

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

On my drive up north, it was perfect weather with low puffy clouds. I found this patch of farmland on a small side road that gave views to the open sky.

fall color photography in michigan

After the retreat, I had planned an extensive road trip to go up north. I planned on going up to pictured rocks. However, it was rainy, windy, and gloomy and most of the fall color was already past peak. So, I decided not to do that and instead opted to drive back home.

On my way home, I saw a sign on I-75 for Seven Lakes State Park in Holly, MI. I’ve never been there before and since I was back in the southern part of Michigan, the color in the trees was much more full. It finally stopped raining so I decided to stop. The park was quite beautiful. The color in the trees was spectacular and the dark moody skies made for some great photos.

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

fall color photography in michigan

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