Crystal Mountain – Oct. 6
Boyne Highlands – Oct. 11
Traverse City – Oct. 9
Porcupine Mountains – Sept. 21
Wakefield – Sept. 23, 2014
Newberry – Sept. 28, 2014
Mackinac Island – Oct. 22
Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – October 17, 23, 24, 30
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – October 5, 2015
THE WAIT IS OVER. Early fall color is starting to pop in the interior of the Western U.P. You’ll see some good color on routes west of Marquette all the way to the Wisconsin border. The color should get better later in the week and we should be at peak color or close to peak color in the interior of the Western U.P. this weekend. The routes near Lake Superior – such as the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds – should have good early color by the weekend and the colors should be peaking there sometime next week. All in all, the weekend of October 10 & 11 should be the BEST PEAK WEEKEND for 2015 in the Western U.P.
(We were able to get some photos of the early color in the U.P last weekend. Here is our Fall Color Photo Tour – Upper Peninsula – October 1 – 4, 2015)
The fall color is also coming along nicely in the Eastern U.P., though it looks like the Eastern U.P. is a little behind the fall color in the Western U.P. There should be good early color to be seen this week and colors should be near peak this weekend.
There is just a little bit of color in Northern Lower Michigan. The best routes for early season fall color in Northern Lower Michigan will be the routes in the interior. The region around Grayling, Gaylord and routes north should have some nice early season color this weekend.
It’s time to get out and enjoy a fantastic fall color season!
Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2015 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 26 – 27, 2015 – Early Color near the shores with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
October 3 – 4, 2015 – A Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 10 – 11, 2015 – A Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions near the shorline with Early Fall Color in the Upper Peninsula
October 17 – 18, 2015 – Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend with some peak color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 26 – 27, 2015 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas of Peak Color
October 3 – 4, 2015 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan
October 10 – 11, 2015 – Early Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 17 – 18, 2015 – Peak Color to Some Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 24 – 25, 2015 – Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan
Fall Calendar of Events – Highlights
Leelanau County Fall Color Photos – October 13, 2010
Traverse City Fall Color Photos – October 10, 2010