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Fall Color Tours 2018

Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!

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Fall Color Update – October 17, 2018

After some beautiful peak fall color last weekend, along with some early-season snow, we are now heading into the final stages of the Fall Color Show for 2018. You can still find some peak fall color in the Upper Peninsula along the Lake Superior shore line. Most interior routes are progressing into past-peak condition and the color along the lake shore will like start progressing past peak this weekend. So you need to hurry to catch the last of the fall color in the Upper Peninsula.

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Fall color is now starting to move past peak in Northern Lower Michigan along the interior routes with some areas offering some good stretches of late-season peak color. Look for some remaining peak color along the interior routes this upcoming weekend, October 20 & 21, 2018.

Routes along the lake shores in Northern Lower Michigan will likely be showing peak color for the weekend of October 20 and 21 and later. Routes along the water, such as M-22 in Benzie and Leelanau Counties – and the Tunnel of Trees north of Petoskey – will likely be close to peak for the weekend of October 20 & 21.

Here are the latest photos from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan.

We’ll be adding some more fall color photos this week, so check back for the latest updates.


Pure Michigan Fall Color Update – October 12, 2018


Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2018 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.) If the current predictions of early color come true, peak color will likely be half-a-week to a week early than the schedule below.

Upper Peninsula

September 22 – 23, 2018 – Early Season Color with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 29 – 30, 2018 – Generally, an Early Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula. Routes near lakeshore still early season color.
October 6 – 7, 2018 – Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lakeshore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 13 – 14, 2018 – Peak Color Weekend for lakeshore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 20 – 21, 2018 – Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 22 – 23, 2018 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be Early Peak.
September 29 – 30, 2018 – Early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 6 – 7, 2018 – Early Color Weekend to Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 13 – 14, 2018 – Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 20 – 21, 2018 – Peak Color Weekend in regions closer to the water – some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 27 – 28, 2018 – Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan

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Traverse City Fall Color Photos – October 10, 2010

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