Crystal Mountain – Oct. 6
Boyne Highlands – Oct. 11
Traverse City – Oct. 9
Porcupine Mountains – Sept. 21
Ironwood – Sept. 18, 2014
Newberry – Sept. 28, 2014
Mackinac Island – Oct. 20
Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – Saturday – October 25, 2014
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – October 21, 2014
Most of the Upper Peninsula is now past peak color. You can still find some late season color along routes close to the shoreline of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
In Northern Lower Michigan you can still find some peak color along the lakeshore routes such as Leelanau County and routes through the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Still late season color along the interior routes. The good news is that the forecast is calling for plenty of sunshine during the week going into the weekend.
In addition to Fall Color season tours and Harvest season events and Halloween activities will be happening throughout Northern Lower Michigan. This weekend you can visit the Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain or experience the Zipline of Terror at Boyne Mountain. Check out the events page for some of the best of the fall events.
Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2014 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 27 – 28, 2014 – Early Color near the shores with Peak color coming along in the interior the Upper Peninsula
October 4 – 5, 2014 – Late Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 11 – 12, 2014 – Late, Late Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions with Past Peak Color in the Upper Peninsula
October 18 – 19, 2014 – Mostly Past Peak Color Weekend (but still some color) in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 27 – 28, 2014 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas of Peak Color
October 4 – 5, 2014 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan
October 11 – 12, 2014 – Early Color to Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 18 – 19, 2014 – Peak Color to Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 25 – 26, 2014 – 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