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Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!

Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color
Western U.P.
Newberry Fall Color
Newberry – U.P.
Traverse City Fall Color
Traverse City
Mackinac Island Fall Color
Mackinac Island
Cadillac Fall Color
Cadillac Area
Petoskey Harbor Springs Fall Color
Harbor Springs
Gaylord Fall Color
Gaylord Area

Fall Photos From 2012

Shanty Creek – Oct. 12, 2012


Crystal Mtn. – Oct. 12, 2012


Porcupine Mountains – Oct. 10, 2012
via Mountain View Lodges


Western U.P. – Sept. 30, 2012


Newberry – September 29, 2012


Fall Color Update – October 24, 2012

Upper Peninsula – Overall almost all of the Upper Peninsula is “past peak”. However, you can catch the last of the fall color and enjoy the year-round beauty of the Upper Peninsula by touring regions with incredible vistas like the Porcupine Mountains or tracking down the best of the waterfalls of the U.P. such as Tahquamenon Falls.

Northern Lower Michigan – Most of the peak color is now past in Northern Lower Michigan also. You’ll find the best color of the season on routes near the shorelines of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Mackinac Island, and other islands, are always good place to catch the last of the color in the fall. Harvest season events and Halloween activities will be happening throughout Northern Lower Michigan. 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 late season fall events.

Click through to the calendar for the latest events here.

Pure Michigan Fall Color Update – October 25 – October 31, 2012

Mackinac Island Fall Color Photos – October 3, 2012

Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2012 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 22 – 23, 2012 – Mostly Early Color with some Peak color in the Upper Peninsula
September 29 – 30, 2012 – Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 6 – 7, 2012 – Late Peak Color this Weekend, Many Regions with Past Peak Color in the Upper Peninsula
October 13 – 14, 2012 – Mostly Past Peak Color Weekend (but still some color) in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 29 – 30, 2012 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan
October 6 – 7, 2012 – Early Color to Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 13 – 14, 2012 – Peak Color to Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 20 – 21, 2012 – Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan


Leelanau County Fall Color Photos – October 13, 2010

Traverse City Fall Color Photos – October 10, 2010

Mackinac Island Fall Color Photos – October 7, 2010

Antrim County / Shanty Creek Fall Color Photos – October 6, 2010

Here are some Sept. 30th photos from Lake of the Clouds.

We have created a Michigan Fall Color Photo Group on Flickr. Check for photos there and submit your own all season long: Fall Color, Michigan 2010, 2011 & 2012 on Flickr

Fall Calendar of Events – Highlights

Michigan Fall Color Photos 2010

Marquette Area (Central U.P.) Photos – 2009

Newberry, Eastern U.P. Photos – 2009

Traverse City Area U.P. Photos – 2009

Newberry – 2008

2008 Fall Color Tour Photos