Although some might prefer to do their vacationing in the summer, there are a lot of upsides to waiting until the fall.
Among them: cooler weather, gorgeous scenery, and smaller crowds pretty much everywhere.
Of course, Michiganders know that our state is arguably at its best in the autumn, and apparently, the people at Thrillist feel the same!
In fact, they even included the serene Upper Peninsula town of Copper Harbor on their list of the best fall destinations in the U.S., due to its pretty trees, hiking trails, waterfalls, and of course, those spooky abandoned copper mines.
“Fall is the time to do something that scares you so much you have nightmares until Thanksgiving,” they write. “In Copper Harbor, that would entail checking out one of the abandoned copper-mining villages that gave the town its namesake. Towns like Mandan and Delaware are essentially ghost towns with creepy cemeteries with gravestones from the 1800s.”
Scary and scenic? Sign us up!
Here is the full list of The Best Fall Destinations Throughout the U.S.:
- Stowe, Vermont
- Copper Harbor, Michigan
- Cape May, New Jersey
- Ellijay, Georgia
- Door County, Wisconsin
- Sleepy Hollow, New York
- Big Bear Lake, California
- Oakland, Maryland
- Salem, Massachusetts
- Gunnison, Colordao
- Beavers Bend, Oklahoma
- Bethel, Maine
- New York City, New York
- Starved Rock State Park, Illinois