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Autumn in Saginaw

Fall foliage season hits Michigan from middle to late October and it’s a lovely time to catch the changing colors and participate in some quintessentially autumn outdoor activities. If you live at Camelot Place Apartments in Saginaw, MI, you’ll enjoy nearby access to parks, trails, and wildlife areas where you can take in the canvas of reds, oranges, and yellows as the season changes. Here are six places in Saginaw to experience the transformation.

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, located just a short drive from Saginaw, offers 10,000 acres of pristine wetlands and forests, making it an ideal location for enjoying the vibrant colors of autumn. Take a leisurely walk along the trails, rent a canoe or kayak to paddle through the waterways, or simply find a peaceful spot to picnic and enjoy the view. It’s also a designated Important Bird Area for migratory waterfowl, so the area is also a favorite spot for birdwatching.

Hoyt Park
Hoyt Park is just a quick 10-minute drive from Camelot Place. The park's mature trees provide a stunning backdrop and the trails are well-maintained and close to home so you can step away from your daily routines and activities for a quick stroll just about whenever you like.

Rust Park
Rust Park on Ojibway Island is another easy in-town getaway where you can enjoy the changing season on a bike ride, a picnic, or a stroll along the water. You might also enjoy exploring the Saginaw Children's Zoo while you’re on the island.

Andersen Enrichment Center and Gardens
While you’re at Rust Park, stroll through the gardens at the Andersen Enrichment Center. This hidden gem features meticulously manicured gardens with vivid fall colors. Explore the various themed gardens, including a Japanese Garden and a Fragrance Garden, and enjoy the seasonal beauty of Ojibway Island.

Apple Orchards and Cider Mills
No fall experience in Michigan is complete without a visit to an apple orchard or cider mill. Fortunately, Saginaw offers several options to indulge in this autumn tradition. Enjoy picking crisp apples while surrounded by vibrant foliage at local orchards like Leaman's Green Applebarn. Enjoy apple and blueberry donuts, cider, and caramel apples at Apple Valley Orchard, and catch the full fall experience and attractions at Johnson's Giant Pumpkins.

Saginaw River Headwaters Recreation Area
Right on the banks of the Saginaw River, this is a new recreation area managed by Saginaw County Parks and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. There are currently 334 acres of natural space and walking trails offering picturesque views of the river and surrounding wetlands. As fall sets in, you can enjoy an impressive display of colors or a stunning autumn sunset during a leisurely walk.

The fall season in Saginaw is a time local residents cherish for its natural beauty. The city and its surrounding areas offer to become immersed in fall colors and activities. Whether you choose to explore the tranquil trails or pick apples and pumpkins at a local orchard, you're sure to find the best of Saginaw within just a few minutes of home. If you’re searching for apartments in Saginaw, come see us at Camelot Place and tour a spacious and pet-friendly 1, 2, or 3-bedroom apartment available right now. Call (989) 623-4153 to schedule a tour today.