Western U.P. – Sept. 14
Crystal Mountain – Oct. 21
Traverse City Area – Oct. 19
Porcupine Mtns. – Oct. 17
Mackinac Island – Oct. 22
Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 26 – 28, 2018
Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 28 – 29, 2018
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – October 26, 2017
The Fall Color Show of 2017 is now coming to an end in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. In most regions the fall color is now past peak and there is accumulating snow expected this weekend in the Western U.P.
There is still some good color – even some peak color – in Northern Lower Michigan in routes near the shoreline, such as the Tunnel of Trees near Harbor Springs and Petoskey, and M-22 in Benzie and Leelanau County near Traverse City. (TAKE NOTE: It might be cold and rainy for this final weekend of color touring in those areas.)
If you are a die-hard leaf-peeper and want to see the last of the fall color in Northern Lower Michigan, you can also enjoy Halloween Festivities in various locations throughout the region. Here are a few:
Have a great late-fall and winter, spring and summer and check back next year for information and photos of the Fall Color Show of 2018.
Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2017 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.
September 23 – 24, 2017 – Early Color with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 30 – 1, 2017 – Generally, a Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula. Interior areas may be past peak.
October 7 – 8, 2017 – A Late Peak Color Weekend, with Past Peak color in some interior regions of the Upper Peninsula
October 14 – 15, 2017 – Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend with some peak color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
October 21 – 22, 2017 – Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 23 – 24, 2017 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be Early Peak.
September 30 – 1, 2017 – Early Color Weekend with some peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 7 – 8, 2017 – Early Color Weekend to Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 14 – 15, 2017 – Peak Color in many areas – Some Past Peak Color in parts of Northern Lower Michigan
October 21 – 22, 2017 – Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan
October 28 – 29, 2017 – Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan
Fall Color Updates
Fall Color Chairlift Rides
Fall Calendar of Events – Highlights
Leelanau County Fall Color Photos – October 13, 2010
Traverse City Fall Color Photos – October 10, 2010