According to "Pure Michigan"
, Michigan's official travel and tourism site, the peak period of autumnal color in most of the state (including where I live) falls between early to mid-October. Right about now.
This weekend, I had a chance to visit Kensington Metro Park, a 4,481-acre recreational facility located just off of I-96 in Milford, Michigan. Its vast, sloping terrain blanketed by brawny trees and collocated with understated ponds makes it one of my favorite spots anytime of the year. The thirty minute drive from Ann Arbor is negligible this autumn, since the highways crossing the state are virtually tunnels of red, orange, yellow and every hue in between.
While the trees were not quite consummate, I still managed to take some satisfying pictures while savoring a crisp afternoon walk. Enjoy!
Photos: Maria Martinez