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Western U.P. Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020

Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020

Looks like plenty of peak color out in the woods for this week. Latest photos of interior route show the good stretches of vibrant color. The color seems to be coming along quickly in the Porcupine Mountains and other areas closer to Lake Superior. This year’s color is definitely earlier than the last couple of years – one to two weeks early in a lot of areas.

Fall Color Update – September 21, 2020 via Western U.P. Bureau

Color is everywhere. More and more colors are showing up. This past week the colors have really popped. Mostly the reds and oranges. In our area color changes at varying times in different locations. Right now the color is 40 to 50%. With the sun peeking out today the colors are gorgeous.

The area closer to the lakeshore is always about a week behind inland. So if you can’t make it up next week you will still see color closer to the lake the week after.

Talking about color, don’t forget about Copper Peak Adventure Ride. You won’t see these views of color anywhere else like at Copper Peak. Hours are 10:00 -4:30 daily through mid-October.

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The coming weekend will be a good weekend to visit the Porcupine Mountains and enjoy the Fall Color Chair Lift Rides at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area.

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Check out the instagram feed of our Bond Falls page for updated photos.

Check out the instagram feed of our Lake of the Clouds page for updated photos.

The Copper Peak Ski Jump and Adventure Ride in the Western U.P. is operating 7 days a week now through October 23. Take the ski lift and elevator to the top of the Copper Peak Ski Jump for some of the best (and exhilarating) views of rugged Western U.P. and Lake Superior.

You can also treat yourself to fall chairlift rides starting this weekend at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area. They will be running the lifts Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm. The Fall Color Chair Lift Rides at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area will be operating through the fall….

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Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2020

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Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex --> Lots of smiles today at the Porkies! Beautiful colors!! - #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotos #porkiesskilift ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 7:22 pm

Fall Color

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernupPretty amazing that we can see the foliage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from outer space! ... See MoreSee Less

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachmentImage attachment

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We have been here at least twice. Great scenery and lake. It was never crowded like this when we were there.

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 11:50 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic --> Happy Friyay People!!! High of 75 today and cloudy. The colors though!!! ♥️♥️♥️
Stay safe and come see us! - #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup
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Friday September 25th, 2020 - 10:48 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> Wolf Mountain between Marenisco and Wakefield off of US2. Take Forest Road 9300 to the end and enjoy the short hike and the views... #fallcolorphotos #westernup #wolfmountain ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 24th, 2020 - 10:01 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> If we haven’t given you enough reasons yet to come up... #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

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This is why you need to join us next fall!

beautiful

See why you are enjoying it there, beautiful!

Crystal Ann

western Maryland

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Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 11:44 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic --> Happy Hump Day! High of 78 today and sunny with rain expected late tonight. Currently it’s 64.
The first couple pics were taken this morning and the others yesterday while we went bird hunting. I love this time of year ♥️... - #lakegogebic #westernup #fallcolorphotos
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Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 9:20 am

Fall Color

FROM Running Bear Resort in the Western U.P. --> Color in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping... #fallcolorphotos #westernupColor in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Running Bear Resort in the Western U.P. --> Color in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping... #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 9:19 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> No plans this weekend? Looks like inland from Lake Superior will be close to, if not peak fall color this weekend. Cloudy forecast but the colors really pop then and nice temperatures forecasted. - #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

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Bond Falls – Oct. 11, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Bond Falls, Paulding, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Black River National Forest Scenic Byway – October 4, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Black River National Forest Scenic Byway - Fall colors are currently stunning on the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway. Enjoy the fall colors as you drive from Bessemer to Lake Superior. Enjoy stops at Copper Peak and the scenic waterfalls along the way.
Copper Peak
Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.

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Porcupine Mountains – Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020

Fall Color Update – September 25, 2020

Looks like plenty of peak color out in the woods for this week. Latest photos of interior route show the good stretches of vibrant color. The color seems to be coming along quickly in the Porcupine Mountains and other areas closer to Lake Superior. This year’s color is definitely earlier than the last couple of years – one to two weeks early in a lot of areas.

Fall Color Update – September 21, 2020 via Western U.P. Bureau

Color is everywhere. More and more colors are showing up. This past week the colors have really popped. Mostly the reds and oranges. In our area color changes at varying times in different locations. Right now the color is 40 to 50%. With the sun peeking out today the colors are gorgeous.

The area closer to the lakeshore is always about a week behind inland. So if you can’t make it up next week you will still see color closer to the lake the week after.

Talking about color, don’t forget about Copper Peak Adventure Ride. You won’t see these views of color anywhere else like at Copper Peak. Hours are 10:00 -4:30 daily through mid-October.

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Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2020

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Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex --> Lots of smiles today at the Porkies! Beautiful colors!! - #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotos #porkiesskilift ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachmentImage attachment

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We have been here at least twice. Great scenery and lake. It was never crowded like this when we were there.

Saturday September 19th, 2020 - 12:16 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachment

Friday September 18th, 2020 - 2:40 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday September 10th, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernupImage attachment
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Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2019 and earlier

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Monday October 21st, 2019 - 12:43 am

Fall Color

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Fall Color

#porcupinemountains #westernupChairlift Rides Update: The extended fall chairlift rides have been canceled for today due to rain and wind. They are still scheduled to operate tomorrow, the last day, from noon until 6pm. Check back here to see if they will be running. #midnr #miparks #puremichigan #fall #chairliftrides ... See MoreSee Less

#porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 7:19 am

Fall Color

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernupPorcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend. Come see the colors before the season is over!🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernup

Monday October 14th, 2019 - 10:14 am

Fall Color

Still time to catch the last of the peak color at Lake of the Clouds and the Porcupine Mountains.... #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

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❤️Beautiful

Darrell James Hardoin so sad we missed it ☹️

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Lake of the Clouds – Fall Color – October 9, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

A spectacular October day at Lake of the Clouds with fall color near its peak from the overlook view.
 

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The view from the Lake of the Clouds Overlook.
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Still early season fall color along the road to Lake of the Clouds.
The Lake Superior overlook on the road to Lake of the Clouds.
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
The view of Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountains from AmericInn Porcupine Mountains.

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Porcupine Mountains – Summit Peak – Fall Color – October 8, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Saturday was a great day to see the fall color at Summit Peak in the Porcupine Mountains.
 

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The view from the overlook at Summit Peak.
A side road just off South Boundary Road.
The parking lot at Summit Peak.
The trail to the top of Summit Peak.
The tower at Summit Peak.
The trail to the tower at Summit Peak.
The trail to the tower at Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The trail to Summit Peak.

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September 28, 2016

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Wednesday September 28th, 2016 - 11:54 am

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Fall color update:

Not a lot of color right now. This shot was taken 9/27 at Lake of the Clouds. There are some pockets where there is more color. Maybe 25% fall color with pockets as much as 40%. Too foggy today to get a shot of Lake of the Clouds.
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Fall color update:

Not a lot of color right now. This shot was taken 9/27 at Lake of the Clouds. There are some pockets where there is more color. Maybe 25% fall color with pockets as much as 40%. Too foggy today to get a shot of Lake of the Clouds.

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Cheri

Thanks for the pic

We're coming this weekend. Maybe a little early but still beautiful!

Will Quesnel

Thank you for the updates. We are planning a trip up there and I want to make sure the colors are beautiful. Will be the first time ever going in the fall. I can't wait to see it!!!!!!

We are coming this weekend!!!

Matt Black

Thank you for updates..Very helpful in trip planning. thanks

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Copper Peak Ski Jump and Adventure Ride – Western U.P.

The Copper Peak Adventure Ride lets visitors rise to the same heights as the athletes who have flown down the hill in years past. After an 800-foot chair lift ride to the crest of the hill — a 360-foot copper-bearing volcanic outcrop — visitors take a thrilling 18-story elevator to the main observation deck. From there, the truly fearless can walk an additional 8 stories to the top starting gate.

Once at the top, visitors can enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day. The Copper Peak Adventure Ride is an opportunity not to be missed!

For the most up-to-date Adventure Ride information and/or weather closures, please visit our Facebook page here.

2020 Adventure Ride

2020 Adventure Ride Hours of Operation:
June 11 – Mid-October:
10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

Open Every day (Monday through Sunday)
Weather Dependent

  • Adults – $22
  • Students 14 and under – $8
  • Children under 5 – Free
  • Credit cards accepted

COVID-19 UPDATE: All visitors are REQUIRED to wear a face covering in the chalet gift shop and in the elevator to keep our employees safe beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Thank you!

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Copper Peak Ski Jump and Adventure Ride Photo Gallery – October 2, 2015 (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

Rides will take place from noon to 6pm EST on Saturdays and Sundays during the last three weekends in September and the first two weekends of October.

September 12 – 13, 2020
September 19 – 20, 2020
September 26 – 27, 2020
October 3 – 4, 2020
October 10 – 11, 2020

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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides - Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

Contact the state park at 906-885-5275 for more details.

The roughly 59,000-acre state park managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is Michigan’s largest and is situated in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.

“A visit to the Porcupine Mountains offers some of the best fall colors anywhere,” said Bob Wild, DNR interpreter at the park. “Take part in the many fall activities being offered and take home some great memories.”

Cost is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and younger ride free.

The ski hill at the park is located a half-mile west of the Union Bay Campground along Ontonagon County Road 107.

“Ride the chairlift to the top of the ski hill and either hike or ride the lift back down for some great scenery overlooking Lake Superior,” Wild said. “Bring a camera.”

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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides – Photos 2020

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Fall Color Chair Lift Rides (October 3, 2015) – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Black River National Forest Scenic Byway – October 4, 2016

Fall colors are currently stunning on the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway. Take in the fall colors as you drive from Bessemer to Lake Superior. Enjoy stops at Copper Peak and the scenic waterfalls along the way.

Black River National Forest Scenic Byway – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Black River National Forest Scenic Byway - Fall colors are currently stunning on the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway. Enjoy the fall colors as you drive from Bessemer to Lake Superior. Enjoy stops at Copper Peak and the scenic waterfalls along the way.
Copper Peak
Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.
Sandstone Falls - Black River National Forest Scenic Byway.

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Fall Color Photo Tour – Upper Peninsula – October 1 – 4, 2015

The Fall Color Season is off to a slow start for the year 2015. The record warm weather during September has moved the Fall Color Season by 10 to 14 days (that’s two weeks) in the Upper Peninsula. Nevertheless, we toured some of our favorite spots in the U.P. to see the early fall color emerging this year. Here are some photos of our adventure. (Look for some good peak color in the Upper Peninsula next weekend, October 10 & 11, 2015.)

 

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Bessemer Pumpkin Festival – September 28 – October 1, 2017


Welcome to the 39th Annual Bessemer Pumpkin Festival.

ALL EVENTS ARE STILL TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE

The Bessemer Pumpkinfest Committee is proud to sponsor this year’s event where you’ll find activities for the entire family.

Festivities begin Thursday evening, September 28, with the “Business After 5” social at  the Pit Stop Bar & Grill. This event is co-sponsored by the First National Bank of Bessemer, The Leather & Gift Shop, & Pit Stop Bar & Grill. Also starting Thursday evening are the 50/50 raffle & poker run, and geo-caching.

The Bessemer Historical Society opens its doors from 1 – 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. Stop by and see the many displays depicting Bessemer’s history and heritage

On Friday evening from 6 to 11 p.m., we are offering FREE carnival rides for all ages, food, & games. There’ll be “dancin in the streets,” at least on Sophie Street, from 7 – 10 p.m. with music provided by a local DJ.

If you’re looking for some adventure, take the short drive to Copper Peak and enjoy their Adventure Ride. They will be open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. all weekend. Also, helicopter rides will be taking off from the field east of Steiger’s Home Center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Poker Run begins on Friday with drawings at midnight on Friday & Saturday at the Pit Stop Bar & Grill.

On Saturday, September 30, begin your day with a hearty Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast at the St. Sebastian School (regular pancakes are available too). The St. Sebastian Knights of Columbus fire up the griddle from 7 – 11 a.m.

After breakfast, the entire family can spend the day downtown with special activities for kids (and adults who want to act like kids). Vendor and food booths will be all along Sophie Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with entertainment throughout the day.

Sophie Street activities include a costume kiddies parade, carnival, ventriloquist Dave Parker and Skippy performances, balloon characters and face painting by Happy Dayz the Clown & Twinklz, pumpkin bowling, pony rides and petting zoo, and a number of contests. Please see the Contests page for more information.

Pumpkinfest T-shirts can be purchased at our information booth and BP gas station.

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Porcupine Mountains Photos – 2020

Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2020

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Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex --> Lots of smiles today at the Porkies! Beautiful colors!! - #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotos #porkiesskilift ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachmentImage attachment

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We have been here at least twice. Great scenery and lake. It was never crowded like this when we were there.

Saturday September 19th, 2020 - 12:16 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachment

Friday September 18th, 2020 - 2:40 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday September 10th, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernupImage attachment
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Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2019 and earlier

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Monday October 21st, 2019 - 12:43 am

Fall Color

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Fall Color

#porcupinemountains #westernupChairlift Rides Update: The extended fall chairlift rides have been canceled for today due to rain and wind. They are still scheduled to operate tomorrow, the last day, from noon until 6pm. Check back here to see if they will be running. #midnr #miparks #puremichigan #fall #chairliftrides ... See MoreSee Less

#porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 7:19 am

Fall Color

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernupPorcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend. Come see the colors before the season is over!🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernup

Monday October 14th, 2019 - 10:14 am

Fall Color

Still time to catch the last of the peak color at Lake of the Clouds and the Porcupine Mountains.... #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

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Darrell James Hardoin so sad we missed it ☹️

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Lake of the Clouds – Fall Color – October 9, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

A spectacular October day at Lake of the Clouds with fall color near its peak from the overlook view.
 

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The view from the Lake of the Clouds Overlook.
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Lake of the Clouds on Sunday afternoon. (Photo taken October 9, 2016)
Still early season fall color along the road to Lake of the Clouds.
The Lake Superior overlook on the road to Lake of the Clouds.
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area
The view of Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountains from AmericInn Porcupine Mountains.

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Porcupine Mountains – Summit Peak – Fall Color – October 8, 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Saturday was a great day to see the fall color at Summit Peak in the Porcupine Mountains.
 

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The view from the overlook at Summit Peak.
A side road just off South Boundary Road.
The parking lot at Summit Peak.
The trail to the top of Summit Peak.
The tower at Summit Peak.
The trail to the tower at Summit Peak.
The trail to the tower at Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The view from Summit Peak.
The trail to Summit Peak.

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September 28, 2016

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Wednesday September 28th, 2016 - 11:54 am

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Fall color update:

Not a lot of color right now. This shot was taken 9/27 at Lake of the Clouds. There are some pockets where there is more color. Maybe 25% fall color with pockets as much as 40%. Too foggy today to get a shot of Lake of the Clouds.
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Fall color update:

Not a lot of color right now. This shot was taken 9/27 at Lake of the Clouds. There are some pockets where there is more color. Maybe 25% fall color with pockets as much as 40%. Too foggy today to get a shot of Lake of the Clouds.

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Cheri

Thanks for the pic

We're coming this weekend. Maybe a little early but still beautiful!

Will Quesnel

Thank you for the updates. We are planning a trip up there and I want to make sure the colors are beautiful. Will be the first time ever going in the fall. I can't wait to see it!!!!!!

We are coming this weekend!!!

Matt Black

Thank you for updates..Very helpful in trip planning. thanks

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Western U.P. Fall Color Photos – 2020

Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2020

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Sunday September 27th, 2020 - 1:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountain Winter Sports Complex --> Lots of smiles today at the Porkies! Beautiful colors!! - #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotos #porkiesskilift ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 7:22 pm

Fall Color

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernupPretty amazing that we can see the foliage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from outer space! ... See MoreSee Less

The 2020 Fall Color Show in the Western U.P. can be seen from outer space.... #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Peak Color Weekend at the Porkies?!?! Maybe!!!!

If you are planning on visiting Lake of the Clouds this weekend, please be patient and expect 20-30 minute wait times. Once the parking lot is full, we are allowing one car to head up to the parking lot as one comes down... - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachmentImage attachment

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We have been here at least twice. Great scenery and lake. It was never crowded like this when we were there.

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 11:50 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic --> Happy Friyay People!!! High of 75 today and cloudy. The colors though!!! ♥️♥️♥️
Stay safe and come see us! - #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup
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Friday September 25th, 2020 - 10:48 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> Wolf Mountain between Marenisco and Wakefield off of US2. Take Forest Road 9300 to the end and enjoy the short hike and the views... #fallcolorphotos #westernup #wolfmountain ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 24th, 2020 - 10:01 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> If we haven’t given you enough reasons yet to come up... #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

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This is why you need to join us next fall!

beautiful

See why you are enjoying it there, beautiful!

Crystal Ann

western Maryland

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Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 11:44 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic --> Happy Hump Day! High of 78 today and sunny with rain expected late tonight. Currently it’s 64.
The first couple pics were taken this morning and the others yesterday while we went bird hunting. I love this time of year ♥️... - #lakegogebic #westernup #fallcolorphotos
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Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 9:20 am

Fall Color

FROM Running Bear Resort in the Western U.P. --> Color in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping... #fallcolorphotos #westernupColor in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Running Bear Resort in the Western U.P. --> Color in the hills! This is one of the most photographed places in the area and you can see why! Yesterday was a great day 78 degrees, blue sky, sunshine and down to 38 for great sleeping... #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 - 9:19 am

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern in the Western U.P. --> No plans this weekend? Looks like inland from Lake Superior will be close to, if not peak fall color this weekend. Cloudy forecast but the colors really pop then and nice temperatures forecasted. - #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 21st, 2020 - 2:20 pm

Fall Color

FROM Western U.P. Visitors Bureau --> September 21, 2020 - #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Color is everywhere. More and more colors are showing up. This past week the colors have really popped. Mostly the reds and oranges. In our area color changes at varying times in different locations. Right now the color is 40 to 50%. With the sun peeking out today the colors are gorgeous.

The area closer to the lakeshore is always about a week behind inland. So if you can't make it up next week you will still see color closer to the lake the week after.

Talking about color, don't forget about Copper Peak Adventure Ride. You won't see these views of color anywhere else like at Copper Peak. Hours are 10:00 -4:30 daily through mid-October.September 21, 2020

Color is everywhere. More and more colors are showing up. This past week the colors have really popped. Mostly the reds and oranges. In our area color changes at varying times in different locations. Right now the color is 40 to 50%. With the sun peeking out today the colors are gorgeous.

The area closer to the lakeshore is always about a week behind inland. So if you can't make it up next week you will still see color closer to the lake the week after.

Talking about color, don't forget about Copper Peak Adventure Ride. You won't see these views of color anywhere else like at Copper Peak. Hours are 10:00 -4:30 daily through mid-October.
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FROM Western U.P. Visitors Bureau --> September 21, 2020 - #fallcolorphotos #westernup

Color is everywhere. More and more colors are showing up. This past week the colors have really popped. Mostly the reds and oranges. In our area color changes at varying times in different locations. Right now the color is 40 to 50%. With the sun peeking out today the colors are gorgeous.

The area closer to the lakeshore is always about a week behind inland. So if you cant make it up next week you will still see color closer to the lake the week after.

Talking about color, dont forget about Copper Peak Adventure Ride. You wont see these views of color anywhere else like at Copper Peak. Hours are 10:00 -4:30 daily through mid-October.

Monday September 21st, 2020 - 11:45 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic --> It’s Monday and sun everywhere! High of 71 today and currently 63. Get out and enjoy.
Stay safe and come see us! - #lakegogebic #westernup #fallcolorphotos
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Monday September 21st, 2020 - 10:03 am

Fall Color

FROM Upp Above Aerial Photography --> Bessemer, MI - color update 9.19.20
A beautiful clear sky and early fall color! - #fallcolorphotos #westernup
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Monday September 21st, 2020 - 9:55 am

Fall Color

FROM Upp Above Aerial Photography in the Western U.P. --> A weekend of fall color. September is changing fast, so get out and enjoy nature! - #fallcolorphotos #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday September 20th, 2020 - 11:59 pm

Fall Color

FROM Tom Schweiss Photography in the Western U.P. --> Presque Isle River Flowage 9/18/2020 - #fallcolorphotos #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday September 20th, 2020 - 8:13 pm

Fall Color

FROM Black River Lodge in the Western U.P. --> The reds, yellows and oranges are popping at the Lodge!
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We are getting closer to peak color and many are predicting the next 2 weekends to be the best for leaf peeping.
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Weekdays are looking a little quieter if your trying to avoid crowds! - #westernup #fallcolorphotos
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FROM Black River Lodge in the Western U.P. --> The reds, yellows and oranges are popping at the Lodge!
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We are getting closer to peak color and many are predicting the next 2 weekends to be the best for leaf peeping.
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Weekdays are looking a little quieter if your trying to avoid crowds! - #westernup #fallcolorphotosImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks for the shout out❤🍁

Saturday September 19th, 2020 - 12:16 am

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> Reminder -
Fall Color Lift Rides are running this weekend!
No need to make a reservation, just purchase your ticket at the chalet the day of the ride!

*Photo is from Lake Superior looking towards the ski hill 9/18/20 - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernupImage attachment

Friday September 18th, 2020 - 2:40 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/17/20 Fall Color Update:

Lake of the Clouds views never disappoint, especially during fall color season. - #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday September 17th, 2020 - 9:26 pm

Fall Color

FROM Hoop N Holler Tavern on Lake Gogebic --> About 50% color change right now. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors... #fallcolorphotos #lakegogebic #westernup ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 17th, 2020 - 5:25 am

Fall Color

FROM Tom Schweiss Photography --> Bond Falls today 9/16/2020. The color season has started early this year in the UP. #bondfalls #westernup #fallcolorphotos ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 14th, 2020 - 11:31 am

Fall Color

FROM Bergland Bay Bar near Lake Gogebic in the Western Upper Peninsula --> Happy Monday! High of 66 today and sun everywhere! Get out in it and play!
Leaves 🍁 are starting to turn and deer 🦌 all over by our house.
Stay safe and come see us! #lakegogebic #westernup #fallcolorphotos
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Thursday September 10th, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Fall Color

FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernup
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FROM Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies --> 9/10 - Fall Color Update:
We are seeing bits of colors throughout the park, still mostly green, but some bright, vibrant specks here and there. #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #ontonagon #westernupImage attachment
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Western U.P. Fall Color Photos – 2019 and earlier

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Monday October 21st, 2019 - 12:43 am

Fall Color

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 12:52 pm

Fall Color

#westernup2 full days left until we close for the season! Grab your family and head out to COPPER PEAK to take the Adventure Ride to the top!

10 AM until 4:30 PM! 😍
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#westernup

Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Fall Color

#porcupinemountains #westernupChairlift Rides Update: The extended fall chairlift rides have been canceled for today due to rain and wind. They are still scheduled to operate tomorrow, the last day, from noon until 6pm. Check back here to see if they will be running. #midnr #miparks #puremichigan #fall #chairliftrides ... See MoreSee Less

#porcupinemountains #westernup

Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 7:19 am

Fall Color

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernupPorcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend. Come see the colors before the season is over!🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex fall colors lift rides extended through this weekend (October 19 & 20)... #porcupinemountains #westernup

Monday October 14th, 2019 - 10:14 am

Fall Color

Still time to catch the last of the peak color at Lake of the Clouds and the Porcupine Mountains.... #fallcolorphotos #porcupinemountains #westernup ... See MoreSee Less