Mackinac Island – Oct. 11
Traverse City Area – Oct. 8
Porcupine Mtns. – Oct. 14
Western U.P – Oct. 1
Crystal Mountain – Oct. 14
Boyne Highlands – Oct. 11
Newberry – Sept. 28, 2014
Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – October 17, 23, 24, 30
Fall Color in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula!
Fall Color Tours! Maps & Guides!
Fall Color Update – October 26, 2015
We are now past peak in the Upper Peninsula. Although the last of the leaves are falling, it is still a good time to take a hike and enjoy the grandeur of the forests and mountain vistas of the Upper Peninsula. Snow will be falling soon, so get ready to enjoy the U.P. when it is covered in a blanket of white. Check out Ski Michigan for opportunities to ski in the U.P.
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
There is still peak color in some parts of Northern Lower Michigan with chances to catch a late fall color show in the Traverse City area – best color will be on the Old Mission Peninsula and along the coastal routes of the Leelanau Peninsula and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. You can also catch some late season peak color in the Petoskey and Harbor Springs area and catch the last of the color along the Tunnel of Trees, north of Harbor Springs. Also this week, Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is having their first-ever Halloween Weekend at the Grand. Enjoy a weekend of Halloween activities and wear your spookiest, silliest, or craziest costume to the Halloween Ball and Costume Party on Saturday night. More info at: http://www.fallcolorblog.com/?p=1125
Get out and enjoy the very last big weekend of the fall color season!
Here’s a general guide to peak color weekends for 2015 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 26 – 27, 2015 – Early Color near the shores with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
October 3 – 4, 2015 – A Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 10 – 11, 2015 – A Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions near the shorline with Early Fall Color in the Upper Peninsula
October 17 – 18, 2015 – Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend with some peak color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 26 – 27, 2015 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas of Peak Color
October 3 – 4, 2015 – Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan
October 10 – 11, 2015 – Early Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 17 – 18, 2015 – Peak Color to Some Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 24 – 25, 2015 – 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