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Best places for Michiganders to fulfill their fall to-do list

Posted: 1:40 PM, Oct 19, 2016
Updated: 2017-07-21 17:22:15Z

We all know Michigan weather can be indecisive and unpredictable. But with the smell of pumpkin spice in the air and the sight of leaves on the ground, I think it's safe to say fall is finally here!

 

 

TRY SOMETHING PUMPKIN SPICE
Speaking of Michigan weather, what's a better way to stay warm than a hot pumpkin spice latte?

Biggby Caramel Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice Latte
Our favorite Michigan franchise has two new delicious fall flavors on their menu.

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Hours: Usually 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Prices: $

LEARN TO KNIT
As the weather gets chilly, why not take on a new craft and knit your own cozy clothing?

Sticks & Strings, LLC
Sticks & Strings offers a close community of support for “fiber artist” who love the art of knitting. They offer a variety of yarn brands from Cascade Yarns to Classic Elite Yarns, and knitting classes for beginners to experts.

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Sticks & Strings, LLC 1107 N Washington Avenue Lansing MI 48906
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Closing time may vary)
Prices: Classes are $25-35 (Plus material) 
 

ATTEND A COSTUME PARTY
Halloween is approaching and this year you will not allow the lack of a quality costume to keep you from attending that big costume party. We found a place to go costume shopping as well as some great costume ideas.

See links below for costume ideas:

  • Bubble bath costume Here
  • Operation board game costume Here
  • Washer & Dryer costumes Here
  • Adult cookie monster Here
  • Wheel of fortune costume Here

The Costume Shop
Managed by Riverwalk Theater, the costume shop offers a variety of unique costumes not found in stores.

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The Costume Shop, 1131 May St. Lansing MI 48906
Hours: 2p.m. - 7p.m. (days of operation vary)
Prices: $$
 

ATTEND A FALL FESTIVAL OR HAY RIDE
Halloween is fun for adults and even more fun for children. Taking the children for a hay ride or to a fall festival is a great way for them to have fun without being too spooked.

For fall festivals happening in Michigan, click here
 

VISIT A HAUNTED HOUSE
Check out our list of local haunted houses

 

GO TAILGATING
Go green! go white! football season is here and you guessed it… tailgating! Tailgating can be an awesome experience when you know the best places, follow the rules, and stay safe.

Michigan State University
This year MSU campus is a tobacco free tailgating zone. When kickoff is set for noon or 1 p.m. tailgate lots will open at 7 a.m. If kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. tailgate lots will open at 9 a.m.

For Saturday evening games, lots will open at 1 p.m. Tailgating is permitted in all public parking areas on campus. For more information click here

Michigan
Most lots open at either 6:00 a.m. or 7:00 a.m., and they fill up fast! The most well-known places to set up shop are at the Pioneer High School lot, the U of M Golf Course, and AA Golf & Outing. Be prepared to pay $40-50 per vehicle for parking. For more information click here

Central Michigan University
Alcohol is allowed, but only if you're 21; the legal drinking age! Tailgates can begin four hours before game time, however they have to end when the game starts. For more information click here
 

VISIT A CIDER MILL
Windy weather, cozy sweaters, and leaves on the ground call for delicious donuts and warm cider. Sure, you could stop by your local bakery or convenient store - but nothing beats the experience of visiting your local cider mill for some fresh cider!

Uncle Johns Cider Mill
Founded in the early 1970’s, the owners purchased the farm and decided to make cider and donuts. No preservatives or additives in the cider, and their donuts are fresh in a variety of flavors.

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Uncle Johns Cider Mill, 8614 US-127, St Johns, MI 48879
Hours: 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Price: $

Phillips Orchards and Cider Mill
Phillips Orchards and Cider Mill offers cider tours and tastings every weekend, as well as tree pruning workshops! They grow 34 varieties of apples and 13 different varieties of peaches.

CHECK IT OUT

Phillips Orchards and Cider Mill, 1991 W Gratiot County Line Rd. Saint Johns MI 48879
Hours: 9a.m. - 8p.m.
Prices: $

What’s on your fall to-do list, Michigan?