The Fall Color Blog – Fall Color Tours In Michigan

Pure Michigan Fall Color Update – September 23 – 30, 2022

Pure Michigan Fall Color Update

Fall color continues a slow advance across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this week, with peak conditions three to four weeks away. Although the annual fall display of color is showing only slight change, viewers to the area will find stunning scenery along the Brockway Mountain Drive between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor, Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore between Munising and Grand Marais in Alger County. When driving out towards Big Bay on County Road 550 in Marquette, you will start to see pops of vibrant orange, red and yellow speckled throughout the forest.

Heading south towards the Northwest Lower Peninsula, the trees in and around the Charlevoix area are just starting to show a hint of color. It is estimated that peak will arrive in one to two more weeks. Alpena and the communities in Michigan’s Northeast region are also at least two weeks away. In the Grand Traverse Bay area, leaf peepers will find maples are now starting to turn various shades of red and yellow, while a few other tree varieties are displaying slight hues of gold and yellow. Peak is still three or four weeks away. Isabella and Oceana counties are reporting early change among the area’s beech and oak trees. Peak color is one to two weeks away.

Fall color is still very sporadic in the Ottawa and Allegan counties. This weekend, visitors the Holland area will find color among the local fruit, produce and area farm markets. Another favorite is the Holland Farmer’s Market, which is brimming with fall goods each Wednesday and Saturday. Crane’s Orchard in Fennville is open for u-pick apples, and traditional fall favorites like donuts and cider.

As you travel through Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland and Saginaw region, the early changing shrubs and trees are showing glimpses of seasonal color. Whether walking, hiking, biking, kayaking or driving, you’ll experience the beauty of autumn. Area fields, farms, orchards and gardens are showing off the bounty of the season with crops, produce, flowers and leaves changing colors. Hints of fall color is visible now whether you visit area cities and towns, or you venture out to the great outdoor spaces along rivers, trails, backroads and along highways. Peak is expected in two to three weeks.

Still weeks from prime viewing conditions, Michigan’s Southwest communities welcome visitors to sample its fruits, vegetables and wines. Over the next several weeks, visitors will see touches of color traveling along the beautiful Lake Michigan lakeshore. Fall color should be at its best October to early November.

The Ann Arbor area is full of seasonal fall attractions. The Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan! This seasonal cider mill serves up fresh apple cider, donuts, caramel apples, must-try apple nut bread and other baked goods. Enjoy your tasty treats while peeping the fall colors on the shaded a patio along the Huron River. Locals anticipate peak color in about four weeks. The rest of the state continues to have mostly summer foliage with peak at least three to four weeks away.

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