Michigan is full of stunning sights when the leaves begin to change colors in the fall. With landscapes ranging from city highways to coastlines along the state's endless lakes, there's no wrong way to enjoy autumn in the state, but these iconic rides are a great option.
Alpena - Gaylord - Mio
This winding trail is a 200-mile route that begins at Lake Huron's shore. With continual views of virgin forest unaffected by man, riders should plan on taking this ride a bit slow. Most bike and trike riders choose to stop at pull outs along the way to catch sight of the autumn wildlife that often appears on the route. There are also a number of attractions to stop by on this trail, including the Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse and Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary's Island Park.
Detroit - Algonac - Port Huron
Detroit, the Motor City, is the starting point for a 195-mile route that is fantastic to do in the fall on a touring vehicle. This route takes riders through a number of idyllic Southeast Michigan towns and along three waterways before ending in Port Huron, which is a perfect place to stop and have lunch to get a taste of Michigan's famous seasonal treats and cider.
Grand Ledge - Hastings - Battle Creek - Easton Rapids
Looping through 150 miles of color changes and stunning geographical formations, the route from Grand Ledge to Easton Rapids offers enough twists and turns to keep even the most experienced motorcycle rider on their toes. Most riders find it worth it, though, since the scenic farms, woodlands, and rivers are joined by unique geological formations that date back about 300 million years. This ride has something for history buffs as well, as it twists through Battle Creek, also known as "Cereal City," a well-known stop on the Underground Railroad.
No matter if you're a gearhead, a history buff, a nature fanatic, or just looking to enjoy a lengthy ride, Michigan has a multitude of possibilities—but they can't be enjoyed without the right bike. Whether you need new wheels or a tune-up, call Town & Country Sports Center at 517.236.7203 today to get out on the road.