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Cherry Blossom in Michigan

Capture the beauty of cherry blossom in Michigan


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One of the multiple reasons people adore spring is the cherry blossom that decorates the trees in the best possible way. In this article, we’ve put together the best spots to see the cherry blossom in Michigan. So, keep on reading, pack your bags, and head to the beauty mother nature has prepared for you. The best time to visit Michigan to enjoy cherry blossoms in mid-May.

Cherry blossom in Traverse City

One of the most popular (and the most beautiful) places to enjoy cherry blossom in Michigan is Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula. To get there, Traverse City tourism officials recommend two different ways. You can drive M-37, a state highway that stretches the length of the peninsula, for views of Grand Traverse Bay and vineyards, where cherry trees are located.

Also, you can opt for the Leelanau Trail in Leelanau County, a recreational, farm-and-field-focused path with many orchards. Amazing flowers are at Houdek Dunes Natural Area, near Blustone Vineyards and Aurora Cellars.

Other places of cherry blossom in Michigan

Another wonderful path is a 14-mile route along Elk Lake with the start and endpoints in Elk Rapids. To experience the maximum orchard viewing, don’t miss any of the backroad twists and turns. Barnes Park is one more place worth visiting. To get the most out of it, follow the route heading north and east for stops at the Forest Home Township Family Park. Oh, and don’t miss King Orchards—Northern Michigan U-Pick Orchard, where you can enjoy amazing cherry blossom views.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Michigan while visiting cherry blossom places, feel free to use our map below. It suggests the best and the most affordable accommodation nearby.

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