The Fall Color Blog – Fall Color Tours In Michigan

Western U.P.

 
Breathtaking vistas, country roads and walks on the lakeshore are some of the many ways you can enjoy the colors in the Western Upper Peninsula. Kermit Holt of the Chicago Tribune wrote of the fall colors: “Nowhere in North America, not even New England are the colors of autumn more vivid and memorable than in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.”

Experience a fall vacation of reds, oranges, golds, and greens that tint the maple forests in the Western Upper Peninsula from mid-September to early October. Ninety percent of the area is forest covered, so your eyes will have plenty to take in.

The colors outlined by the mountains, bluffs, and lakes form postcards around every corner. There is nothing that can match one of our lakes or waterfalls wrapped in the brilliant colors of Autumn. Come see the burst of color for yourself or take a friend along for the company.

Fall Color Report
Click here for updated reports on the progress of the color in the Western Upper Peninsula. Color changes earliest in the inland regions. The season is a little bit later along the coast of Lake Superior.

Western U.P. Fall Color Lodging & Services

Western U.P. Fall Color Update – October 26, 2017
Fall Color Update – October 26, 2017 Thanks for a great 2017 Fall Color Show. A lot of bare trees appearing now with some late-season color near the shoreline. Accumulating snow is expected this weekend. Time to get ready for snowmobile and ski season. Check back next September for the latest info and the Fall Color Show of [...] more...

Porcupine Mountains – Fall Color Update – October 26, 2017
Fall Color Update – October 26, 2017 – Thanks for a great 2017 Fall Color Show. A lot of bare trees appearing now with some late-season color near the shoreline. Accumulating snow is expected this weekend. Time to get ready for snowmobile and ski season. Check back next September for the latest info and the Fall Color [...] more...

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)   Load more More [...] more...

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 [...] more...

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, [...] more...

Fall Color Chair Lift Rides – Porcupine Mountain Ski Area
GOOD NEWS! Chair lift rides at the Porcupine Mountains Sports Complex start this weekend – September 23 – 24! Rides will take place from noon to 6pm EST on Saturdays and Sundays for at least the next four weeks. Contact the state park at 906-885-5275 for more details. The roughly 59,000-acre state park managed by the Michigan Department [...] more...

Bessemer Pumpkin Festival – September 28 – October 1, 2017
[ September 28, 2017 to 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 [...] more...

Porcupine Mountains Photos – 2017
Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2017 Fall Color shared Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the "Porkies"'s post. Tuesday October 17th, 2017 - 4:22 pm Last call for Fall Color this season in the Western U.P. Time to catch the last of the fall color in the Porcupine Mountains... #porcupinemountains #westernup #fallcolorphotosFinal Fall [...] more...

Western U.P. Fall Color Photos – 2017
Photos from the Fall Color Season of 2017 Fall Color shared U.S. Forest Service - Ottawa National Forest's photo. Saturday October 21st, 2017 - 10:12 am The fall color show is moving past peak in the Western U.P., however, there is still some fall colors out there to be enjoyed.... #fallcolorphotos #westernupFall color throughout the [...] more...

Lake of the Clouds Overlook – Porcupine Mountains
The Lake of the Clouds Overlook is one of the most popular spots for visitors to the Porcupine Mountains. The view from the rocky summit is stunning with the blue waters of the Lake of the Clouds and the Carp River winding through the forest valley below. Lake of the Clouds – Photos From Instagram Here are [...] more...

Indianhead Mountain – Western U.P. – September 25, 2010
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Western U.P. Fall Photos – September 25, 2010
  Wakefield – Western U.P. – September 25, 2010 – The rain has stopped and the sun is shining through the clouds. Looks like a great weekend for a fall color tour in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is the fall view of the hill behind the Regal Country Inn in Wakefield – www.regalcountryinn.com Visit [...] more...

Early Fall Color – Western U.P. – September 23, 2010
Fall color is emerging in the interior portions of the Western U.P.. There should be a good color tour color for this weekend and the peak color for the season should be late this weekend or early next week. Click here for latest Fall Color Report. . For More Photos Click Here >>>> more...

Big Powderhorn Lodging Association – “Fall” In Love with Savings at BPLA
The WOW of Fall, it’s the most colorful time of year at Big Powderhorn. Take your family on a Western UP tour and allow the quilt of color to take your breath away! Hike the many trails or take an afternoon drive down a country road and let your senses hit their ‘peak!’ Right outside your door [...] more...

Western U.P. Color Tours – (via Pure Michigan)
Ironwood – Silver City – Wakefield Color Tour This Western Upper Peninsula fall driving tour includes breathtaking vistas, country roads, waterfalls and a chance to walk on the Lake Superior shore. With ninety percent of the area forest covered, you are sure to be engulfed by a sea of reds, oranges, golds, and greens that tint [...] more...

Western U.P. Fall Color Progression
Here is a handy collection of photos showing how the fall color progresses in the Western Upper Peninsula. (Click On Photo To Enlarge) more...

Gas Prices in Ironwood
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Bond Falls – Western U.P.
Bond Falls is one of those “best kept secret” spots on the Western Upper Peninsula that you want to make sure you do not miss. This beautiful water fall is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River near Paulding. Although it does not get the “press” of more famous U.P. water falls, Bond Falls has [...] more...

Superior Falls – Western U.P.
Superior Falls – Extremely beautiful gorge. Access is moderately easy. Directions: From Hwy US 2 in Ironwood. Go North on Lake Rd. This is approximately 25 mile drive. You will see a marker on the road that says Superior Falls. Turn north (right) on that gravel road. Continue down the small hill to the parking [...] more...

Agate Falls – Western U.P.
Large beautiful waterfall that is visited by many people. Located just off of M-28 The short hiking trail is well-marked and easy to find. Directions: Go 6.5 miles East of Bruce Crossing on Hwy M-28. You will see a sign on the Hwy at [...] more...

Black River Waterfalls – Western U.P.
The National Black River Scenic Byway includes Great Conglomerate Falls, Potawatomi, Gorge, Sandstone, and Rainbow Falls. — Video of Conglomerate Falls The National Black River Scenic Byway includes, Great Conglomerate Falls, Potawatomi, Gorge, Sandstone, [...] more...

Presque Isle Waterfalls – Western U.P.
At the Presque Isle Park you will find Manido, Nawadaha, and Manabezho Falls. At the parking areas, you will find signs showing you the way to the waterfalls. Guests are able to walk both sides of the River on a well developed walkway with a suspension bridge over the river. Presque [...] more...

Jay’s Resort – Watersmeet
Jay’s Resort is right on beautiful Thousand Island Lake in the Western U.P. Since 1950, we have been offering a great place to “get away from it all,” to fish, boat, swim, snowmobile, ski, and just enjoy. Snowmobilers have access to the Western U.P. trail system directly from their door while cross-country skiers can enjoy [...] more...

Regal Country Inn – Wakefield
Wake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and delight your taste buds with our delicious home-baked cinnamon rolls. We have Delightful Historical Rooms, Charming Victorian Rooms, Cheerful Country Rooms & our newest Study/Bedroom — and all have inside access to our cozy fireside room. All rooms have private bathrooms and color cable TV. Saunas are [...] more...

Montreal Haus Rental – Montreal, WI
Rent your very own vacation ‘haus’ in Montreal’s Historic District and you’ll be based in one of Iron County’s most scenic and unique attractions. Two bedroom, 1 bath, sauna, sleeps up to 8. Close to hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails, and within easy reach of all four major ski resorts. We have discount ski [...] more...

The Bluffs Inn – Bessemer
Located on US Hwy 2 in the heart of Big Snow Country. Near gas, groceries, dining, and 4 miles from Ironwood. Lounge next door. Snowmobile to your motel room from scenic trail #2. Drive a few minutes to major ski hills or 30 minutes to breathtaking waterfalls and Lake Superior. Treat yourself to comfortable rooms [...] more...

Classic Motor Inn – Ironwood
Located on the east end of Ironwood, on US Highway #2, formerly the Sandpiper Motel, offers 25 Comfortable/Clean Rooms with Remote Color Cable TV, A/C, and Phones. Five Downhill Ski Areas Nearby (Indianhead, Blackjack, Powderhorn,Whitecap and the Porkies!). Direct Access to Snowmobile Trail #2 and Hundreds of Miles of Trails! Fireside Spa / Hot Tub [...] more...

Mountain View Lodges – Silver City
Mountain View Lodges & Gallery is the newest resort in The Wilds of Michigan! Nestled in the foothills of the Porcupine Mountains, right on the sandy shore of Lake Superior, just 50′ to 100′ from the water! Our northern Michigan “cabin” rentals offer all the conveniences of home in a majestic wilderness setting. The [...] more...

Scott’s Superior Inn – Ontonagon
Scott’s Superior Inn & Cabins is situated on the shores of Lake Superior near the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula. Our property features an inviting lobby, with a large fireplace, a spacious fire-placed recreation room that allows lively competition at foosball, pool and other games. Rooms are attractively furnished and beautifully carpeted for quiet and [...] more...

Superior Shores Resort – Ontonagon
Superior Shores Resort is located on a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Superior. The resort is 5 miles west of Ontonagon, MI, located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is the perfect choice for your next Michigan vacation. Our resort’s beach is the ideal spot for swimming and agate hunting. We have motel rooms and cottages. [...] more...

Peterson’s Chalet Cottages – Ontonagon
Peterson’s Cottages is located in a quiet, wooded setting on the sandy shores of magnificent Lake Superior, just 15 minutes from the world-class Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, and offers fully-equipped housekeeping cottages for the discriminating traveler. Each lodging unit is fully equipped with a kitchen, color cable TV, phones, 1 and 2 bedrooms, fireplaces in [...] more...

AmericInn of Silver City
AmericInn of Silver City Michigan is located on Lake Superior (also know as Gitchee Gumee) at the junction of HWY-64 and HWY M-107. We are a short 13 miles west of Ontonagon, Michigan and 3 miles east from the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The “Porkies” offer visitors year round outdoor fun [...] more...

The Timbers Resort – Bergland
A Great Family Resort open year round for hunters, fishermen, hikers, skiers, sightseers, snowmobilers and more. We are located on the North end of Lake Gogebic on Hwy 28 in Bergland, Michigan. The Timbers is open year round with nine comfortable housekeeping cottages that can accommodate from one to ten guests and are fully furnished.Full [...] more...

Sunshine Motel & Cabins & Rustic Campground – Ontonagon
The Sunshine Motel & Cabins & Rustic Campground is located on many acres of wooded land, has access to beautiful Lake Superior and provides you with a Superior place to stay as you enjoy all the activities that Ontonagon, Michigan provides. We’ve got your ultimate snowmobiling getaway! You have access to over 1500 miles of [...] more...

A Cabin & A Cottage Up North – Silver City
Two year-round rental homes in Silver City, Michigan, 1 mile and 5 miles the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Cabin Up North is a log home nestled on 3.5 acres on the pristine shoreline of Lake Superior with 1000 feet of private beach. This beautiful log cabin has 3 bedrooms and two baths [...] more...

Windsong Lodging – Bessemer
Our WINDSONG lodging rental has 4 one-bedroom units. Each unit accommodates 4 to 5 persons at one low price. Units adjoin for larger groups. Come out and enjoy all the winter activities and then come back and enjoy our hot tub. Each Unit Includes: Efficiency kitchen * Microwave, coffee pot, toaster * Double or queen [...] more...

Red Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WI
Red Birch Haus puts you right where you want to be – centrally located among all the attractions the Lake Superior northwoods has to offer! Located just minutes from the nightlife of Hurley and WhiteCap Mountain Ski/Golf Resort, and situated directly on the snowmobile/ATV trail route in the historic snow belt mining town of Iron [...] more...

Konteka Resort – White Pine
The motel features 16 units, with handicap accessible facilities. Each spacious room has such amenities as two queen size beds, or one queen size bed, cable TV, telephone, air-conditioning, blow dryer, and separate bathroom/vanity areas and wireless internet. A continental breakfast is available in the breezeway that was added to connects the Motel to the [...] more...

Powderhorn Northwoods Suite – Bessemer
Getaways are meant to be fun! Whether you’re a winter skier, snowmobiler, snowboarder or snowshoer–or a summer lover of sand beaches, fresh air and abundant natural beauty, Powderhorn Northwoods Suite puts you right in the heart of all the things here in ‘God’s Country’ that make getaway time FUN time…all with a little modern convenience, [...] more...

A Beach Retreat Cottage – Silver City
Enjoy this private two bedroom home situated on 120 ft. of beautiful Lake Superior property enjoy walks on the beach or watch the magnificent waves or winter ice volcanoes, and amazing sunsets. A Beach Retreat offers one queen size bed in one bedroom and two double size beds in the other bedroom with a capacity [...] more...

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