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Fall Color Update – September 22, 2021

Happy First Day of Fall! Anyone who is anxious to get out and catch the fall color show, the interior parts of the Western U.P. should offer some nice early color viewing this weekend – September 24 – 26, 2021 – with some likely stretches of near-peak color happening in the high terrain. The Copper Peak adventure ride is scheduled to be in operation. The lift-ride and the climb to the top of the ski-jump is a great way to take in the fall color.

Interior routes in the Western and Central U.P. should be coming into peak this weekend and next week and you should be able to see a lot of peak colors along these routes late next week and next weekend – October 1 – 3, 2021.

Early season color is also coming along in the Eastern U.P. and Northern Lower along interior routes. You can enjoy some very nice early season color along these routes.

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.

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Friday September 24th, 2021 - 5:04 pm

Fall Color

FROM Munising Visitors Bureau
Fall colors are starting to turn! Driving from Munising to Grand Marais on H58.... #munising #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports
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Friday September 24th, 2021 - 9:50 am

Fall Color

FROM Crystal Mountain
A few trees have gotten the memo that fall is here, but many are still hanging onto their hues of green. We imagine that will start to change in the next couple of weeks! πŸ‚

Enjoy the view in person during our Scenic Chairlift Rides. Buy your tickets online, in advance now: tickets.crystalmountain.com ... #crystalmountain #benziecounty #traversecity #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 - 10:33 am

Fall Color

FROM Pond Hill Farm
We are open daily for all things FALL! This weekend kicks off our Pumpkin Weekends on the Farm every Sat. & Sun. from 11am-5:30pm. If you want to try our famous woodfired pizza then join us on Friday evenings from 2-8pm. We look forward to seeing you soon to enjoy Fall on the Farm!πŸπŸŽƒ ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreports
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Tuesday September 21st, 2021 - 10:43 pm

Fall Color

FROM Black River Lodge
Here's a look outside our window today! 🍁 Easily 50-75% color now. Daytime temps have now dropped into the 60s... nighttime temps in the 30s-40s.. so won't be long for Peak color.
Still some availability here for this weekend.. link in comments. Come on up and enjoy the colorful Northwoods! ... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernup #ironwoodHere's a look outside our window today! 🍁 Easily 50-75% color now. Daytime temps have now dropped into the 60s... nighttime temps in the 30s-40s.. so won't be long for Peak color.

Still some availability here for this weekend.. link in comments. Come on up and enjoy the colorful Northwoods!

#blackriverlodge #blackriverlodgeUP #ironwoodmichigan #bessemermichigan #pureUP #pureMichigan #Michigan #UpperPeaninsula #fall2021 #blackriverharbor #blackriverscenicbyway #copperpeak #ironwoodhotel #UPhotel
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FROM Black River Lodge
Heres a look outside our window today! 🍁 Easily 50-75% color now. Daytime temps have now dropped into the 60s... nighttime temps in the 30s-40s.. so wont be long for Peak color. 
Still some availability here for this weekend.. link in comments. Come on up and enjoy the colorful Northwoods! ... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernup #ironwood

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 - 12:33 pm

Fall Color

FROM Pond Hill Farm
This weekend is the start of our Pumpkin Weekends on the Farm!! We’ve got some GIANTS! ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreportsThis weekend is the start of our Pumpkin Weekends on the Farm!! We’ve got some GIANTS!
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FROM Pond Hill Farm
This weekend is the start of our Pumpkin Weekends on the Farm!! We’ve got some GIANTS! ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreports

Monday September 20th, 2021 - 9:09 am

Fall Color

FROM Adventure Motel in Mass City
A small glimpse and color update from the Mass City - Twin Lakes area as we made our way along the BN Trail today😜... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernup #keweenaw
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FROM Adventure Motel in Mass City
A small glimpse and color update from the Mass City - Twin Lakes area as we made our way along the BN Trail today😜... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernup #keweenawImage attachment

Saturday September 18th, 2021 - 11:48 am

Fall Color

FROM Hotel Iroquois on the Beach
Showing our fall colors over here at Hotel Iroquois! πŸπŸŽƒπŸ
www.iroquoishotel.com ... #Mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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Friday September 17th, 2021 - 10:18 am

Fall Color

FROM Crystal Mountain
Fall Color Friday is here! While we’re still seeing a lot of green, there are a couple of trees that are ready for autumn. πŸ‚
Be sure to purchase your Scenic Chairlift tickets online in advance!
Buy Now: tickets.crystalmountain.com ... #crystalmountain #benzie #benziecounty #traversecity #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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FROM Crystal Mountain
Fall Color Friday is here! While we’re still seeing a lot of green, there are a couple of trees that are ready for autumn. πŸ‚ 
Be sure to purchase your Scenic Chairlift tickets online in advance!
Buy Now: tickets.crystalmountain.com ... #crystalmountain #benzie #benziecounty #traversecity #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotosImage attachmentImage attachment

Friday September 17th, 2021 - 10:10 am

Fall Color

FROM Caberfae Peaks
Good morning from the top of #caberfaepeaks
Fall is here and the colors are just starting to show. Season pass sale ends Sept 30th:
-$149 Weekend Pass - Sat & Sun
-$149 Midweek Pass - Mon-Fri
-$249 Peak Pass - Every Day
Kids 8 and under are only $25. store.caberfaepeaks.com ... #caberfae #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos #cadillac #cadillacmichigan
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Friday September 17th, 2021 - 10:07 am

Fall Color

FROM Munising Visitors Bureau
Live Fall colorοΏΌ from M94 heading into Munising… οΏΌ A little bit of color is just starting to turn. οΏΌ ... #munising #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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Thursday September 16th, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Fall Color

FROM U.S. Forest Service - Ottawa National Forest
Warm summer nights have given way to crisp and cool fall evenings. Suddenly, a random tree branch has changed from being one in a sea of green to a vibrant pop of red.

Whether you are not quite yet ready for the end of summer or you are excited for sweater weather and pumpkin spiced everything, the trees are heralding the change.

The Ottawa is no exception and our recreation staff captured this picture of some fall color they saw in the Sylvania Wilderness. Colors are currently at 15-25% of peak, depending on if you're visiting the north districts or the south districts. If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of this year's colors, the end of September into the first week of October is predicted to be peak season this year. #westernup #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotosWarm summer nights have given way to crisp and cool fall evenings. Suddenly, a random tree branch has changed from being one in a sea of green to a vibrant pop of red.

Whether you are not quite yet ready for the end of summer or you are excited for sweater weather and pumpkin spiced everything, the trees are heralding the change.

The Ottawa is no exception and our recreation staff captured this picture of some fall color they saw in the Sylvania Wilderness. Colors are currently at 15-25% of peak, depending on if you're visiting the north districts or the south districts. If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of this year's colors, the end of September into the first week of October is predicted to be peak season this year.

#OttawaNF #FallColors #ColorSeason #Autumn #AutumnColors #FallColorUpdate
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FROM U.S. Forest Service - Ottawa National Forest
Warm summer nights have given way to crisp and cool fall evenings. Suddenly, a random tree branch has changed from being one in a sea of green to a vibrant pop of red. 

Whether you are not quite yet ready for the end of summer or you are excited for sweater weather and pumpkin spiced everything, the trees are heralding the change. 

The Ottawa is no exception and our recreation staff captured this picture of some fall color they saw in the Sylvania Wilderness. Colors are currently at 15-25% of peak, depending on if youre visiting the north districts or the south districts. If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of this years colors, the end of September into the first week of October is predicted to be peak season this year.  #westernup #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos

Thursday September 16th, 2021 - 11:34 am

Fall Color

FROM McGill's Nature in Motion
Fall is starting to show off its gorgeous colors at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hope to catch some more magical mornings next week...and throughout the season.... #Seney #munising #newberry #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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FROM McGills Nature in Motion
Fall is starting to show off its gorgeous colors at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hope to catch some more magical mornings next week...and throughout the season.... #seney #munising #newberry #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotosImage attachmentImage attachment

Thursday September 16th, 2021 - 11:05 am

Fall Color

FROM Pond Hill Farm
It’s beginning to look a lot like fall! This Saturday is Pizza on the Farm from 2-8pm. Come enjoy homemade woodfired pizza and pick out your favorite pumpkins in the patch!! ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos
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Monday September 13th, 2021 - 1:30 pm

Fall Color

FROM Coyote Crossing Resort
Fall color tours will be starting soon! Our cabins book up in a hurry, so don't hesitate to reserve your beautiful Fall getaway!
Book online at coyotecrossing.client.innroad.com/ or call 231-862-3212 ext. 2! ... #fallcolorreports #cadillac #cadillacmichigan
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Monday September 13th, 2021 - 10:57 am

Fall Color

FROM Big Powderhorn Lodging
We headed out to Corrigan's Lookout over the weekend and the colors are really starting to show πŸ‘€
Start making your fall plans now to see the colors in peak 🍁 Call 906-932-3100 or visit bpla.com to start planning today! ... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernup
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FROM Big Powderhorn Lodging
We headed out to Corrigans Lookout over the weekend and the colors are really starting to show πŸ‘€
Start making your fall plans now to see the colors in peak 🍁 Call 906-932-3100 or visit bpla.com to start planning today! ... #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #westernupImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thursday September 9th, 2021 - 9:32 am

Fall Color

FROM Pond Hill Farm
Pumpkin Day is Monday & we will be harvesting over 10,000 pumpkins! The farm will be closed so we can all lend a hand. Tuesday we will officially open the Pond Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch!πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotosPumpkin Day is Monday & we will be harvesting over 10,000 pumpkins! The farm will be closed so we can all lend a hand. Tuesday we will officially open the Pond Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch!πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
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FROM Pond Hill Farm
Pumpkin Day is Monday & we will be harvesting over 10,000 pumpkins! The farm will be closed so we can all lend a hand. Tuesday we will officially open the Pond Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch!πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ ... #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos

Monday September 6th, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Fall Color

FROM COPPER PEAK
Well it is looking like fall has arrived. Our Board President, Charlie Supercynski, is at it again...providing us with his weekly fall color update.

This week we are looking at about 11.5 - 20% with the most color on hilltops πŸ‚

It seems the leaves will be turning pretty quick this year, so plan your trip to come visit us soon! We are open every day from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.... #fallcolorreports #ironwood #westernupWell it is looking like fall has arrived. Our Board President, Charlie Supercynski, is at it again...providing us with his weekly fall color update.

This week we are looking at about 11.5 - 20% with the most color on hilltops πŸ‚

It seems the leaves will be turning pretty quick this year, so plan your trip to come visit us soon! We are open every day from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
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FROM COPPER PEAK
Well it is looking like fall has arrived. Our Board President, Charlie Supercynski, is at it again...providing us with his weekly fall color update.

This week we are looking at about 11.5 - 20% with the most color on hilltops πŸ‚

It seems the leaves will be turning pretty quick this year, so plan your trip to come visit us soon! We are open every day from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.... #fallcolorreports #ironwood #westernup

Saturday September 4th, 2021 - 6:41 pm

Fall Color

Trees are really starting to show some color near Paulding in the Western U.P. of Michigan.... (Photo via Running Bear Resort) #westernup #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotosTrees are really starting to show some color, must be the cold temps over night 40's and 50's. 67 was the high temp today ... See MoreSee Less

Trees are really starting to show some color near Paulding in the Western U.P. of Michigan.... (Photo via Running Bear Resort) #westernup #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos

Thursday September 2nd, 2021 - 10:55 am

Fall Color

FROM Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island --> The FALL collection is LIVE! πŸπŸ‚ ... #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorreportsThe FALL collection is LIVE! πŸπŸ‚

Head to the website to shop now: littleluxuriesofmackinac.com/collections/fall-favorites
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FROM Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island --> The FALL collection is LIVE! πŸπŸ‚ ... #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorreports

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Fall Color

FROM Big Snow Resort --> Fall colors are moving in fast here in the U.P. Come experience some of the best Fall colors the Midwest has to offer this season with great lodging deals. By booking early you can save up to 40% on your hotel stay.... #ironwood #westernup #fallcolorreports #fallcolorlodging ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 - 11:08 am

Fall Color

FROM Good Hart General Store
New fall merchandise coming real soon. Just in time for the πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ season… πŸ™‚ #fallcolorreports #goodhart #tunneloftrees #harborsprings #petoskeyNew fall merchandise coming real soon. Just in time for the πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ season… πŸ™‚

#LifeInGoodHart
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FROM Good Hart General Store
New fall merchandise coming real soon. Just in time for the πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ season… πŸ™‚ #fallcolorreports #goodhart #tunneloftrees #harborsprings #petoskey

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 - 10:50 am

Fall Color

FROM Pond Hill Farm
We just cannot wait! We’ve started picking pumpkins & decorating for the most wonderful time of the year!πŸ§‘πŸŽƒ #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports
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Tuesday August 31st, 2021 - 10:32 am

Fall Color

This year's Corn Maze is open at Jacob's Farm TC... #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos #traversecity #traversecitymichiganOur #CornMaze in #TraverseCity turned our great and is open and ready for your family!
Join the fun and learn more at JacobsFarmTC.com
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This years Corn Maze is open at Jacobs Farm TC... #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos #traversecity #traversecitymichigan

Monday August 30th, 2021 - 3:10 pm

Fall Color

Fall Fest Weekends at Pond Hill Farm… #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreportsπŸŽƒFALL FEST WEEKENDSπŸŽƒEvery Saturday & Sunday from Sept. 25th to Oct. 24th, 11am-5:30pm - Enjoy Pumpkin Bowling, Apple Baseball, Hayrides, Pumpkin Smashing, Animals, Cafe, Wine, Beer & Cider, Donuts & Cider, Pumpkin Patch and more! ... See MoreSee Less

Fall Fest Weekends at Pond Hill Farm… #harborsprings #petoskey #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports

Monday August 23rd, 2021 - 1:41 pm

Fall Color

A glimpse of some early fall color in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan... (Photo via Stormy Kromer) #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #ironwood #westernupHappy Monday!! We are starting to see some pops of fall color up north here in Ironwood, Michigan. This gets us excited for those cooler temps and our favorite SK gear! Not to mention our fall launch happening THIS WEEK with some exciting announcements, so stay tuned!πŸ‘πŸ½

Are there any hints of fall where you are?πŸ‚
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A glimpse of some early fall color in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan... (Photo via Stormy Kromer) #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports #ironwood #westernup

Tuesday August 17th, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Fall Color

Some glimpses of fall color near Cadillac, Michigan (Photo via Caberfae Peaks) #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos #cadillacmichiganOpening Day is only 100 days away! Our target opening date is Friday, Nov 26th. Ski and Snowboard season passes are on sale through September 30th and start at only $149.

store.caberfaepeaks.com/categories/season-passes

Photo taken Aug 17th. Trivia: what are the three earliest opening dates on record for #caberfaepeaks
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Some glimpses of fall color near Cadillac, Michigan (Photo via Caberfae Peaks) #fallcolorreports #fallcolorphotos #cadillacmichigan

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 - 10:44 am

Fall Color

FROM Doppler 9&10 Weather Team --> A lot of areas have gone past peak colors now but lakeside in the Lower Peninsula is looking beautiful! - #fallcolorreports #traversecity #petoskey #fallcolorphotosA lot of areas have gone past peak colors now but lakeside in the Lower Peninsula is looking beautiful! ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Doppler 9&10 Weather Team --> A lot of areas have gone past peak colors now but lakeside in the Lower Peninsula is looking beautiful! - #fallcolorreports #traversecity #petoskey #fallcolorphotos

Monday October 19th, 2020 - 4:58 pm

Fall Color

FROM Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau --> Cadotte Avenue in all the grandeur of the season. πŸ΄πŸ‚πŸ¦‹ - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreportsCadotte Avenue in all the grandeur of the season. πŸ΄πŸ‚πŸ¦‹

#MyMackinac #PureMichigan
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FROM Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau --> Cadotte Avenue in all the grandeur of the season. πŸ΄πŸ‚πŸ¦‹ - #mackinac #mackinacisland #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports

Monday October 19th, 2020 - 3:59 pm

Fall Color

FROM Traverse City Tourism --> There's still time to enjoy peak color in northern Michigan! Our forests have reached 100% of their autumn glory, so this week is the time to hop in the car and savor the beauty of the season.

To catch the leaves before they fall, plan routes around the lakes and bays that help stretch the color out a little bit longer. Explore M-37 on Old Mission Peninsula, US-31 running north toward Elk Rapids, and M-22 on Leelanau Peninsula for beautiful views of trees and waterways.

πŸ“·: @bwoodworth - #traversecity #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreportsThere's still time to enjoy peak color in northern Michigan! Our forests have reached 100% of their autumn glory, so this week is the time to hop in the car and savor the beauty of the season.

To catch the leaves before they fall, plan routes around the lakes and bays that help stretch the color out a little bit longer. Explore M-37 on Old Mission Peninsula, US-31 running north toward Elk Rapids, and M-22 on Leelanau Peninsula for beautiful views of trees and waterways.

πŸ“·: @bwoodworth on Instagram
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FROM Traverse City Tourism --> Theres still time to enjoy peak color in northern Michigan! Our forests have reached 100% of their autumn glory, so this week is the time to hop in the car and savor the beauty of the season.

To catch the leaves before they fall, plan routes around the lakes and bays that help stretch the color out a little bit longer. Explore M-37 on Old Mission Peninsula, US-31 running north toward Elk Rapids, and M-22 on Leelanau Peninsula for beautiful views of trees and waterways.

πŸ“·: @bwoodworth - #traversecity #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports

Monday October 19th, 2020 - 12:00 am

Fall Color

FROM Alex Childress Photo --> Colors are still 🍌🍌 - #boynefalls #petoskey #fallcolorphotos #fallcolorreports ... See MoreSee Less

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Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2021 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 17 – 19, 2021 – Early Season Color with some the possibility of early Peak-like color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 24 – 26, 2021 – 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 1 – 3, 2021 – Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lake shore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 8 – 10, 2021 – Peak Color Weekend for lake shore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 15 – 17, 2021 – Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 17 – 21, 2021 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be showing signs of early peak color.
September 24 – 26, 2021 – Still an early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 1 – 3, 2021 – Early Color Weekend to with some possible Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 8 – 10, 2021 – Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 15 – 17, 2021 – Peak Color Weekend in many regions closer to the lake shore – some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 22 – 24, 2021 – Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lake shore) in Northern Lower Michigan

Click through to the calendar for the latest events here.

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ARCHIVE PHOTOS

Mackinac Island Fall Color Photos – October 3, 2012

Leelanau County Fall Color Photos – October 13, 2010

Traverse City Fall Color Photos – October 10, 2010

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