Michigan Budget Cuts May Cut Out Fall Foliage Hotlines
Remember when Michigan was spending all that money on their new travel campaign? Well, they may have spent too much on it, because money is starting to run out for other stuff. First, AAA Michigan had to shut down their annual fall color hotline due to budget cuts. Thankfully, Travel Michigan has picked up the slack, but they are facing their own budget deficit come October 1, so they might have to shut down their foliage hotline as well.
People may just be forced to drive around aimlessly and do their own research to find the best spots. However, the spokeswoman for the state’s tourism group thinks that Travel Michigan will be able to keep the hotline running. Unless there’s a total state shutdown, she thinks things will be safe from the axe.
For now, we’ll hope that the money keeps pouring in, because we need to know where the leaves are changing color. We mean, who wants to take a road trip up to Sault Ste Marie only to find that everything is still green and yellow? We demand fiery colors! But if the fall color hotlines let us down, we’ve got things covered over here. Just hit up our fall foliage map to find out the best places to leaf peep across the globe.
· It's Code Red For Fall Color Hotline [Detroit Free Press]
· Jaunted's Five Favorite Canadian Hot Spots For Fall Foliage [Jaunted]
· Fall Foliage Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo of fall in Michigan: jsorbieus]