Fall is here, and that’s a beautiful thing in Michigan. Lawnstarter.com has a new study out named the best states in the U.S. to travel to during the fall months. “Cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkin-flavored treats — fall has arrived,” the publication notes.
According to the study, “To help you find the perfect destination, LawnStarter compared the 50 states based on 20 key indicators of a breathtaking and fun fall trip.” They used factors such as “outdoor access, such as the number of state parks and hiking trails, as well as fall-themed amusements like pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hayrides. Of course, we also considered how long fall foliage will stick around for those Insta-worthy snaps.”
The No. 1 state to visit this fall is California. Michigan comes in at No. 4 on the list, with a total score of 49.57. “As expected, Northern states dominate the top of our ranking — from Washington (No. 2), across Michigan (No. 4), all the way to New York (No. 6),” Lawnstarter.com explains. “After all, colorful leaves, chillier temperatures, and fire-roasted foods are the qualities that make the fall season a truly unique experience. America’s upper latitudes deliver on all of them.” Find the full list of the best states to visit this fall here.