Leaf peeping and steeping in the Great Lake State
By Karen Callaway • Photography by John O’Hagan
Fall is a particularly beautiful time of year on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. In the picturesque Great Lakes region, trees are decked out in a spectacular parade of colors that rivals any of the famed displays in New England. The state has mapped out more than two dozen drives that wind through some of the prettiest countryside imaginable, offering “leaf peepers” a chance to view the kaleidoscopic show. And to make the trip even more enjoyable for tea aficionados, we’ve discovered some wonderful spots where you can sip and savor.