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Fall Color Tours 2020

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Fall Color Update – September 22, 2020

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL (ASTRONOMICALLY SPEAKING)! The latest photos and reports are confirming that the fall color show will be a little bit early this season. There are already stretches of near-peak color in the Western U.P. and is some areas of the Central and Eastern U.P. This weekend should be a good weekend for some early peak color tours along the interior routes of the Western U.P.

That early peak color should also appear along routes in the Central U.P. and the Eastern U.P. (You are likely to find less peak color as you venture to the east of the Upper Peninsula.)

There will also be some early season color along interior routes in Northern Lower Michigan.

Check back in the weeks to come for the latest updates on the progress fall color show in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Fall Calendar of Events – Highlights


Pure Michigan Fall Color Update – September 18, 2020


Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2019 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 19 – 21, 2020 – Early Season Color with some the possibility of early Peak-like color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 26 – 27, 2020 – Generally, an Early Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula along interior routes – some areas may be in peak-season form. Early season color for routes near the lake shore.
October 3 – 4, 2020 – Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lake shore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 10 – 11, 2020 – Peak Color Weekend for lake shore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 17 – 18, 2020 – Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 19 – 21, 2020 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be showing signs of early peak color.
September 26 – 27, 2020 – Still an early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 3 – 4, 2020 – Early Color Weekend to with some possible Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 10 – 11, 2020 – Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 17 – 18, 2020 – Peak Color Weekend in many regions closer to the lake shore – some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 24 – 25, 2020 – Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lake shore) in Northern Lower Michigan

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Fall Color Updates

Fall Color Chairlift Rides

Fall Calendar of Events – Highlights




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