Newberry Fall Color Report – October 5, 2010
Current Fall Color Is Peak
This glorious maple has lost a lot of leaves in the past couple of days. There is still a lot of good color, but the trees closer to the edge of the woods or out in the open are on the downside of peak and they are loosing their leaves. Better come up now!
(A lot of people aways ask, what determines when color changes. The early fall weather conditions are one of the factors. We need sunny days and cool nights for brilliant colors. And of course, when we start having less daylight hours, that promotes the changes too. With shorter daylight hours, the trees will be producing less chlorophyll.)
The following are some suggested rides through our neck of the woods…take a trip up to Crisp Point Lighthouse. You can get there via CR500 to CR412. Just follow the signs. You’ll drive through all types of trees; hardwoods and pines. Some guests have sighted bears and one even reported seeing a moose on their trip to Crisp Point. Get yourself a Luce Co. map and be adventuresome…take some of those other County Roads or two tracks (providing you aren’t driving your RV or your Beemer!)
It is always an excellent trip from Newberry to Whitefish Point via M-123. Make sure you include a stop at the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. Colors along this stretch of highway can be pretty impressive. (And CR 500 to get to Crisp Point is off from M-123). About 10 miles N. of Newberry on M-123 is a dirt road called Skyline Dr. A very pretty stretch of road in the fall. It’s one of those roads that you turn around eventually and head back out the way you came.
CR 402 (aka Folley Hill Rd) is another road you’d enjoy. It offers some very scenic vistas at the top of the hills on this road. This road is just south of the State Police Post about 2 miles. It is off from M-123.
As I have said in other years, get a Luce Co. map and take some of the side roads. You could be surprised at what you see! Another suggestion is to call the Luce Co. airport at 906-293-2926 and book a flight over the Tahquamenon Falls and Crisp Point. You really haven’t experienced the blues of Lake Superior and the wonderful colors of autumn in our area until you’ve flown over Crisp Point!
In the meantime, if you are going to be looking for lodging accomodations, you can check out www.visitnewberry.com or www.newberrychamber.net If you are looking for lodging and/or camping, visit our website at www.northcountrycampground.com. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you soon!!
Report Courtesy of Northcountry Campground & Cabins