Summer is coming to an end and will soon make way for fall. But don’t fret. In Flint & Genesee, fall is a great time for hayrides, apple cider and watching the leaves change. Here are a few things we are looking forward to this fall.

Apple orchards

Genesee County has many different orchards to choose from with fun kids’ activities including hayrides, u-pick apples and corn mazes. For adults, Almar Orchards and Spicer Orchards have wine and hard cider tasting.

Fall festivals

There are many events happening in the fall including Flushing’s Harvest Festival, the Fall Harvest Festival at Applewood and Davison’s Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin festival. For more festivals, check out our events calendar.

Seasonal veggies at the Famers' Market

Many local seasonal farmers’ markets in the community are open until the end of September or October and have many fall vegetables like sweet potatoes, turnips or squash. In the later fall months, you can find local produce at Genesee County’s year-round markets, the Davison Farmers’ Market and the Flint Farmers’ Market.

Paddling the Flint River

The Flint River is a great place to kayak or canoe with launches at Stepping Stone Falls and Bluegill Boat Launch. If you’re looking for a group event, Flint River Paddles are hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition.

Bike rides downtown

Whether you are in Fenton, Flushing or Flint there are plenty of places to ride your bike in Genesee County. If you don’t have a bicycle of your own, you can rent one with the Flint Bike Share downtown Flint. The bikes rent for $2 an hour and are accessible using the Zagster app. After you are done, you can return it to one of the seven bike share locations.