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Autumn Colors ~ Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted by Norris Seward on

   Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Although short and sometimes rainy and cold, it is one of the best times to get out and enjoy the season change.  With cooler air, fewer bugs, and in most places less traffic compared to summer, it's a great time to enjoy nature.  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan has some amazing places to visit during the fall colors.  As a lifelong resident here, I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking and photographing the area.  The Eastern Upper Penisula is a place I have come to love - a place I call my home.  I feel very grateful to live here and enjoy sharing my photos and showing others what a beautiful place we live in.

Don't put your Kayaks up yet!  Fall is a great time to get out and see the autumn colors. Pictured here is a beautiful kayak launch built by generous volunteers at Voyageur Island, a beautiful park located right here in Sault Ste.Marie, MI. On the island are two groomed trails, a composting toilet, and viewing platforms. You can launch your kayak at the Rotary Park kayak launch and Voyageur Island is just a short paddle away.  No kayak? No problem. You can rent one at Birdseye Outfitters before you go.


  Sault Ste. Marie offers all kinds of lodging and some great places to dine with an all-time favorite Palace Salon. If you are visiting more than one day, head out to the Curley Lewis Highway. While you are traveling through Bay Mills you have to head up to Mission Hill (Spectacle Lake Lookout) the view is amazing! Once on this beautiful scenic route, you can visit the Iroquois Point Lighthouse and travel along the shores of Whitefish Bay all the way up to Paradise! 

From Paradise you can spend the rest of the day at Upper & Lower Tahquamenon Falls, also take a ride up to Whitefish Point Lighthouse and walk along the shoreline of Lake Superior.  If you're feeling energetic, and plan your time you could take the long road to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Whatever road you take here in the Eastern Upper Peninsula you will know why I love to call this place home!