Crystal Mountain – Oct. 19
Traverse City Area – Oct. 21
Porcupine Mtns. – Oct. 10
Mackinac Island – Oct. 21
Porcupine Mtns. – Oct. 14
Western U.P – Oct. 1
Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 28 – 30, 2016
Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 30 – 31, 2016
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – October 24, 2016
There is still time to see the 2016 Fall Color Show in Michigan. The leaves have been falling in the interior portions of the Upper Peninsula and fall color is past peak, howevr, there is still some late-season color along routes near the Lake Superior shoreline and Lake Michigan shoreline. Enjoy a late October trip to the U.P. and hike the trails to stunning vistas and roaring waterfalls.
You can still catch peak fall color in many spots of Northern Lower Michigan especially along the lake-shore routes. In many areas the color will peak sometime this week and there will still be some good peak color for the weekend – October 29 & 30. M-22 in Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau counties will be a good choice for this weekend as well as the Tunnel of Trees (M-119) north of Harbor Springs.
You can also get a good view of the fall colors from chairlift rides in Northern Lower Michigan. Check out the fall color in Benzie County while enjoy a Fall Chairlift Ride at Crystal Mountain. If you are in the Petoskey area, fall chairlift rides are up and running at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands.
Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather in October and check back for fall color updates all season long.
Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2016 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 24 – 25, 2016 – Early Color near the shores with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
October 1 – 2, 2016 – An Early Peak Color Weekend with some peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 8 – 9, 2016 – A Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions near the shoreline with Early Fall Color and Past Peak color in some interior regions of the Upper Peninsula
October 15 – 16, 2015 – Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend with peak color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
October 22 – 23, 2015 – Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 24 – 25, 2016 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas still mostly pre-season.
October 1 – 2, 2016 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 8 – 9, 2016 – Early Color Weekend to Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 15 – 16, 2016 – Peak Color in many areas – Some Past Peak Color in parts of Northern Lower Michigan
October 22 – 23, 2016 – Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan
October 29 – 30, 2016 – Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan
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