Fall is a great season in Kalamazoo: colorful leaves, crisp nights & clear days, apple harvests, migrating birds, college football, and pumpkins. In September, it's usually warm enough for a trip to the beach. The weather for biking, paddling, and camping is usually reliable through October. November is a nice time to hike (but be careful of hunters.)
Fall events near Kalamazoo:
September 16-18 Grand Haven Salmon Festival Grand Haven
September 20 Ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest section of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail 1:30 p.m. Shipshewana, IN
Sept 23-24 Oktoberfest West Michigan John Ball Park Grand Rapids
September 24-25 Feast of the Hunter's Moon West Lafayette, IN
September 24 Sturgeon Release Celebration 10 am - 2 pm New Richmond Bridge County Park, Fennville
Oct 1-2 Old Tyme Harvest Festival at Scotts Mill Park Scotts
October 2 Share the Harvest Kellogg Bird Sanctuary/ Kellogg Biological Station 1-5pm Augusta
October 7-9 Cranefest at Audubon's Baker Sanctuary outside Battle Creek.
Oct 8-9 Goose Festival Fennville
Oct 9 3rd Annual Fall Color Cruise on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail noon-4pm Markin Glen County Park Kalamazoo
Halloween Events around West Michigan
November 11 Winter Bird Feeding 101 5 pm at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Gull Lake
mid-November peak Sandhill Crane migration at Jasper Pulaski in northern Indiana.
Fall recommendations from 52 Michigan Weekends
a Fall Color Tour or an Apple Tour
Fresh apple cider from VerHages Cider Mill.
West Michigan Tourist Association has a list of Harvest Time Festivals, a Weekly Color Report, and more Color Tours
Fall walks and rides on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
September events from Pure Michigan
October Events from Absolute Michigan
Event listings from Discover Kalamazoo
Gazelle Sports' calendar of West Michigan Races & Running Workshops
League of Michigan Bicyclist's Michigan Ride Calendar
West Michigan Coastal Kayaker's Association Event Calendar
Outdoor Athlete has lists for Michigan running, biking and triathlon events.
The Department of Natural Resources has calendars of events for State Parks and Recreation Areas: September, October, and November