Beautiful Fall Road Trips in Michigan

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Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and it’s especially pretty in the fall when the leaves are changing. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, here are some of the most colorful fall road trips in Michigan you can during the autumn months.

 

Whether you just want a quick trip or you want to be on the road for hours, there’s a road trip for you in Michigan. For short trippers, there are trips under an hour, such as the 20-minute Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep it short, or stop at any of the dozen suggested spots along the way.

Short Trips

This is just one of many short drives; another is the 45-minute trip on Route 2 from St. Ignace to Naubinway that goes over the Cut River Bridge, the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 (a must-see in fall), and the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway, which passes Rainbow Falls.

 

If you prefer something mid-range, around an hour or two, try the River Road National Scenic Byway, which starts out right on Lake Huron and goes by the Foote Pond Overlook. There’s also the Copper Country Trail National Byway and the Old Mission Peninsula on M-37.

Day Trips

Finally, if you want to make a day of it, drive down the Sunrise Coast, also known as the Pure Michigan Byway, and see Tawas Point, the Lake Huron shoreline, and the Black River Hills.

 

Call Brighton Honda today to find the perfect Honda for taking a trip through beautiful Michigan!

 

Why Michigan is the Best State to Live In

If you’re a Michigan native, you know that our awesome state is the best state to live in, hands down. If you’re not a resident and you’re looking for a new place to call home, here are a few of the many reasons why Michigan is the perfect choice!

First of all, most of Michigan has an incredibly affordable cost of living. Homes that cost thousands of dollars to rent in more expensive states are hundreds of dollars in the biggest Michigan cities. If you live in Michigan, you can afford to enjoy your close proximity to all four of the Great Lakes—buy a boat, go on frequent weekend trips. Michigan is your oyster.

The lakes, and all the other beautiful nature you can see in Michigan, are another reason to make the state your new home. Day trips to the beach, hiking in the forest, and picnics in the park are all just a few minutes away from any given place in the state.

Michigan also has a rich culture of sports and arts. Few states have football fans as passionate as the fans of the University of Michigan Wolverines and Michigan is home to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Whether you want to live in a big city, a bustling college town, or somewhere more rural, Michigan has something for everyone.

Fun Upcoming Events in Michigan

Fall is filled with so many fun things to do that it’s hard to break it down into one list. However, here are some of the most fun events in Michigan going on this fall.

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival- Big Rapids (October 9-16)

For anyone interested in classical music, the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival provides free shows every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon from September-October.

2016 Season!- Beaverton (September 17-October 30)

Get outside and enjoy some family fun with corn mazes, fresh donuts, and animals that will eat right out of your hands.

Hell-O-Hollow Weekends- Hell (September 17-October 31)

What better way to get ready for the Halloween season than by going to a festival in Hell? You receive a Death Certificate when you try the Grave Digger Sundae, and there’s free kiddie cones for those dressed in costumes.

Kent Harvest Trails- Grand Rapids (September 8-October 31)

There will be over 20 farms participating in this year’s Kent Harvest Trails program, giving families all kinds of country fun. Kent Harvest Trails provides all kinds of classic fall fun activities like pumpkin picking, trail riding, and other fun activities for all ages.

There are all kinds of different fairs and festivals this fall, so get outside and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

Brighton High School Ranks Among Top 25 Public Schools in State

Brighton High School was recently ranked among the best in Michigan. The annual US News & World Report High Schools ranks the high school 21st in the state, as well as 777th in the nation. With more than 21,000 public high schools in all 50 states, that’s pretty impressive.

According to the Brighton Patch, the top 25 schools were determined based on things like graduation rates and standardized testing. Brighton students perform among the best in the state, as well as in the top percentiles in the nation. Not only that, but Brighton students have gone on to perform well in college as well.

“Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college,” according to U.S. News & World Report, which looked at curriculum, test scores and student demographics.

The number one high school in the US was the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas. The number one school in Michigan was the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, which also ranked number nine overall. Nonetheless, we here at Brighton Honda couldn’t be more proud of our local high school students. Not only that, but the faculty and staff also deserve recognition for their ability to teach and inspire students.