Long days and long drives spent in search of fall color not your thing? Don’t fret: there are plenty of fresh, new ways to take the Pure Michigan scenic route to fall color… like on the water or even in the trees!

Perk up those peepers and keep your cameras at the ready, because we’re sharing our insider guide to capturing the best fall color here in Frankenmuth!

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#Frankenmuth Fall Color Inside A Sea Of Trees

Want to get as close as you can to fall’s most vibrant hues? Take to the ropes at the newly re-opened and now locally owned Frankenmuth Aerial Park, where you can climb, zip, and adventure your way to full-on fall fun, right in the center of it all. Bring that special someone or bring the entire clan, but whatever you do, bring your sense of adventure (and a camera!) – because a colorful canopy of trees is all yours to explore.

#Frankenmuth Fall Color From The Water

Autumn color never looked so good as it does from the tranquil, time-slowing waters of the Cass River. And when you board with either Frankenmuth FunShips or Bavarian Belle Riverboat, you’d better be ready to soak in the rich reds, warm golds, and eye-catching greens that surround. Set out on a self-guided paddleboat excursion with Frankenmuth FunShips or join one of their guided river tours (complete with on-board wine & chocolate tasting, should you choose!). Or, get on deck with the Bavarian Belle Riverboat, where a 1-hour narrated history tour of Frankenmuth will give you plenty of time to snap pictures of all the stunning scenery Pure Michigan autumn has to offer.


#Frankenmuth Fall Color On The Farm

Fall color meets farm freshness right here in Frankenmuth with a simple, low-key visit to Grandpa Tiny’s Farm or the Weiss Centennial Farm. At Grandpa Tiny’s, you can stroll through a sea of orange to pick your own pumpkins, or get amongst the golds and greens inside the Amazing Maize corn maze. Either way, photo ops on the farm are a’plenty and places to snap them are too many to count.

Want even more time to meander through Frankenmuth’s fall harvest firsthand? Hit up the Frankenmuth Corn Maze at Weiss Centennial Farm, where you can weave your way through the fields by flashlight at night, or venture out in the light of day to master the corn maze with a setting autumn sun at your back. Cap off your day of fall fun with a hayride or a stop at the petting zoo and consider yourself fully immersed in the awesomeness of autumn.

#Frankenmuth Fall Color By Bike

Your next fall color tour gets set in motion when you board the 16-passenger PedAle Trolley for a look at some of Frankenmuth’s finest scenery… by bike! Craft your tour around our wine & craft beer hotspots, or just hop on and pedal off – but whichever way you go, be sure to sightsee as you cycle by some of our favorite Frankenmuth fall landscapes and landmarks.

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Blair Cook

Blair Cook, a Go Great Lakes Bay native, is the Founder + Creative Director at Brandscape, a boutique marketing firm that helps Pure Michigan businesses build their brands with handspun, original content. Her favorite part? Sharing stories and travel tips about the places she loves!