The phrase Michigan, we only like red when it’s roses seems like a tease of the state’s love for its beloved University of Michigan Wolverines. But beneath the surface lies a deeper truth about Michiganders’ complicated relationship with the color red.
- The fiery colors of fall: From the maple forests of the Upper Peninsula to the vineyards of the Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan’s fall foliage explodes with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.
- The rich earth tones of the Great Lakes: the crimson sunsets of Lake Superior, the rusted cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the terracotta banks of Sleeping Bear Dunes all paint the state in earthy red hues.
- Traverse City’s dazzling cherries: Michigan’s cherry industry paints the state a sweet and juicy red throughout June, painting orchards and towns with the color summer festival.