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Fall Color Update - October 24, 2019

I hope everyone was able to get out and have a great fall color last weekend. It certainly was the best weekend of the season in terms and weather and color.

Fall color is past peak throughout the Upper Peninsula. Still a chance to see some late-season color along with a lot of fallen leaves and bare branches. Even without the fall color you can enjoy the waterfalls and grand vistas of the Upper Peninsula.

It is a good weekend to visit Mackinac Island. There is still some late-peak color on the island to enjoy. Also this is Somewhere In Time Weekend at Grand Hotel along with Close The Grand on Monday. Halloween activities will be happening in downtown Mackinac Island - bring you best Halloween costume. Also the Great Turtle run happens on Saturday.

In Northern Lower Michigan fall color is past peak now along all interior routes. Routes along the Lake Michigan shore - such as M-22 in Benzie and Leelanau County - should have good peak and/or late-peak color.

Check back in the weeks to come for the latest updates on the progress fall color show in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Fall Calendar of Events - Highlights

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Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 25 - November 1, 2019

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Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2019 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 21 - 22, 2019 - Early Season Color with some the possibility of early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 28 - 29, 2019 - Generally, an Early Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula along interior routes. Early season color for routes near the lake shore.
October 5 - 6, 2019 - Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lake shore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 12 - 13, 2019 - Peak Color Weekend for lake shore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 19 - 20, 2019 - Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 21 - 22, 2019 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be showing signs of early peak color.
September 28 - 29, 2019 - Still an early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 5 - 6, 2019 - Early Color Weekend to with some possible Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 12 - 13, 2019 - Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 19 - 20, 2019 - Peak Color Weekend in many regions closer to the lake shore - some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 26 - 27, 2019 - Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lake shore) in Northern Lower Michigan

Click through to the calendar for the latest events here.

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Fall Color Photos From 2012

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We have created a Michigan Fall Color Photo Group on Flickr. Check for photos there and submit your own all season long: Fall Color, Michigan 2010, 2011, 2012, 2103, 2014 & 2015 on Flickr


Up North Regional Fall Color Reports

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Peak
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First Week of Oct. thru Middle of Oct.

Middle thru Last Week of October

Last Week of October

Upper Peninsula Michigan
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Drummond Island Fall Color Report

Western Upper Peninsula Fall Color Tour
Western U.P. Color Report

Eastern Upper Peninsula Fall Color Report


Northern Lower Michigan

Cadillac Fall Color Tour
Cadillac Color Report

Gaylord Fall Color Tour
Gaylord Color Report

Grayling Fall Color Report

Traverse City Fall Color Tour

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Leelanau County - The Homestead


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