Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 24 – 26, 2014
Crystal Mountain – Crystal Trifecta – October 18, 2014
Crystal Mtn. – Oct. 12, 2012
Porcupine Mountains – Oct. 10, 2012
via Mountain View Lodges
Newberry – September 29, 2012
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – September 12, 2014
We are just a couple of weeks away from the early part of the color season in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan. Traditionally, early season color starts taking hold in the interior regions of the Western U.P. during the last week of September with some significant peak color in the region by the first of October. The color changes will follow in the regions near Lake Superior about 5 to 7 days after the interior. For great views of the fall color near Ironwood, we highly recommend a trip to the top of the ski jump at Copper Peak. The chair lifts at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area will also be operating this fall to get visitor some great views of the fall colors against the back drop of Lake Superior.
Upper Peninsula – It’s never too early to start planning your fall color tour in the Upper Peninsula. The leaves start changing colors in September and you will find some areas in peak colors during the last week of September.
Northern Lower Michigan – The color in Northern Lower Michigan is generally about a week – and in some areas two weeks – behind the color in the Upper Peninsula. Look for some areas in peak color around October 10th with the overall peak color season lasting into the latter half of October.
Color season tours and 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.
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 – Mostly Early Color with some Peak color in the Upper Peninsula
October 4 – 5, 2014 – Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 11 – 12, 2014 – Late Peak Color this 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
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
Mackinac Island Fall Color Photos – October 7, 2010
Antrim County / Shanty Creek Fall Color Photos – October 6, 2010
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
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