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Fall Color Update - October 17, 2016

There is still time to see the 2016 Fall Color Show in Michigan. Some areas in the interior of the Upper Peninsula are past peak, however you can still find good late season color and some peak color in area near the shorelines of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The weekend of October 22 & 23 will likely be the last weekend to see any substantial fall color in the Upper Peninsula.

We are getting reports of peak color and color getting close to peak in many areas of Northern Lower Michigan. The area north of Gaylord (in the center of the state) was peak this last weekend and many other areas had near peak color. The colors in many areas will be peaking this week and should be peak for the weekend of October 22 & 23. There should be color lasting into next week and the following weekend of October 29 & 30.

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.

Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather in September and check back for fall color updates all season long.

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Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 21 - 27, 2016

Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2016 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 24 - 25, 2016 - Early Color near the shores with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
October 1 - 2, 2016 - An Early Peak Color Weekend with some peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 8 - 9, 2016 - A Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions near the shoreline with Early Fall Color and Past Peak color in some interior regions of the Upper Peninsula
October 15 - 16, 2015 - Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend with some peak color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 24 - 25, 2016 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas still mostly pre-season.
October 1 - 2, 2016 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 8 - 9, 2016 - Early Color Weekend to Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 15 - 16, 2016 - Peak Color in many areas - Some Past Peak Color in parts of Northern Lower Michigan
October 22 - 23, 2016 - Peak to Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) in Northern Lower Michigan

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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

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