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Embrace the Season of Fall With These Activities Near Our Communities

September 28, 2022

From Calhoun County to Jackson County and Livingston County to Washtenaw County—the season of fall provides just a glimpse of the many benefits of living in the Greater Ann Arbor Area, and Norfolk Homes couldn’t be more proud to build our one-of-a-kind homes and desirable communities here. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to raise a family or the ideal location to grow old, there’s no better place to call home—and there’s no better builder to trust than Norfolk Homes. 

With our limited-time offer, now’s the perfect time to find the home you’ve always envisioned in an area that has so much to offer year-round, so be sure to take a look through our highly sought-after communities and our convenient quick move-in homes throughout Marshall, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea and Dexter—and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or fill out our online form today for any additional information.

Fall Time in Ann Arbor

The temperatures are starting to cool down and leaves are vibrant with warm hues here in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, and there’s no better way to take advantage of the beautiful weather than celebrating the season of fall. The charming Ann Arbor area offers an array of options for residents when it comes to one-of-a-kind entertainment this time of year—from exploring the natural beauty to attending local festivals and everything in between. At Norfolk Homes, we’re here to help you enjoy the autumn season to the fullest extent—so read on to discover some amazing activities to partake in near our incredible communities throughout Calhoun County, Jackson County, Livingston County and Washtenaw County.

Calhoun County

For our residents in Marshall, there are a plethora of opportunities to get out and enjoy the crisp air and vibrant foliage throughout the fall season—especially when it comes to outdoor adventures. Hear the crunch of leaves under your feet and take in the pure beauty of Michigan at Historic Bridge Park surrounded by soaring trees that reflect along the Kalamazoo River—where you can also kayak on the water to experience the changing of the seasons as you float down the river. As far as events go, there are plenty of festivals and gatherings anyone can attend to join the local community in celebration of fall—including the Fall Festival & Arts and Craft Show during the first weekend in October, where you can find dozens of local vendors at Cornwell’s Turkeyville, along with delicious apple cider and classic homemade donuts. Bosserd Family Farm is where you can celebrate the classic fall tradition of pumpkin picking, corn mazes and kid-friendly games—giving residents of all ages in Marshall something to look forward to during the harvest season. 

Jackson County

With a strong sense of community and a family-oriented atmosphere—homeowners in Jackson have access to an array of things to do, see and experience this fall. Watch fresh apple cider come to life in the twisty back roads of Southern Michigan at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm—and while you’re there, don’t forget to go through the signature corn maze, explore the ample-sized pumpkin patch, enjoy the live music and warm up against the massive bonfire. For the festival-goers, stop by the Fall Fest & Chili Classic on October 1 in Downtown Jackson for its widely-recognized chili contest, petting zoo, free movie, beer lot, vendors and live music. If you’re wanting to explore the outdoors in the perfect temperatures throughout the coming weeks, plan an all-day hike in any of Jackson’s gorgeous parks and trails, exploring thousands of acres of preserved forests and beautiful wildlife—and there’s no better time than now to hit your best shots throughout the scenic golf courses that Jackson is known for while admiring the colorful landscape and crisp air. 

Livingston County

Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled season or a laid-back lifestyle during the fall months—Livingston County has the activities to exceed your expectations. Take your first sip of fresh cider and savor the taste of all sorts of apple desserts at the iconic Parshallville Cider Mill—or take a short commute to spend the day at Three Cedars Farm in Northville, making your way through the corn maze, pumpkin patch, BarnYard Playland, hayrides, train rides and even bonfire sites. To elevate your outdoor experience amongst the picturesque Michigan landscape, plan a trip to Kensington Metropark and take an unforgettable horse-drawn hayride to the pumpkin patch—and you’ll want to make time to explore the 150-year-old restored barn and meet the animals at the Farm Center. 

Washtenaw County

When the fall season comes around each year, Washtenaw County becomes buzzing with an abundance of traditional fall activities and unique experiences. As the leaves change colors, the rivalries come to life on Michigan’s Big Ten football fields—and with the University of Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, you can count on exciting sports showdowns throughout the fall months. And, with Ann Arbor being known as one of the most beautiful towns in Michigan—residents are never shy of nature to explore and stunning sights to see. Catch the colors on foot or cruise down the water along the Huron River at Argon Nature Area, or take a scenic car or bike ride down the famous Huron River Drive—which gives you a straight shot from Ann Arbor to Dexter while providing a breathtaking view of the tree-filled terrain that this area is known for. Take the kids to any of the fall festivals around town for a memorable experience full of pumpkin picking, candy eating and trick or treating—whether it’s the Hometown Halloween event in Chelsea, the Main Street Treat Parade in Ann Arbor or the Trunk or Treat gathering in Downtown Saline. Lastly, there’s no better way to embrace the season of fall than tasting it, and luckily, Washtenaw County has plenty of local shops that expertly craft the perfect fall menu—including the spiced lattes and pastries at Zingerman’s Coffee Company, the fall-flavored ciders and beers at Jolly Pumpkin and the delicious apple treats at Dexter Cider Mill.

Experience the Ann Arbor area with Norfolk Homes

If you’re ready to explore your options for buying a new home, be sure to take a look through our highly sought-after communities and our convenient quick move-in homes for a faster process—and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or fill out our online form today for any additional information about buying new with Norfolk Homes and our limited-time offer.

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