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Fall Color Update - October 5, 2015

THE WAIT IS OVER. Early fall color is starting to pop in the interior of the Western U.P. You'll see some good color on routes west of Marquette all the way to the Wisconsin border. The color should get better later in the week and we should be at peak color or close to peak color in the interior of the Western U.P. this weekend. The routes near Lake Superior - such as the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds - should have good early color by the weekend and the colors should be peaking there sometime next week. All in all, the weekend of October 10 & 11 should be the BEST PEAK WEEKEND for 2015 in the Western U.P.

(We were able to get some photos of the early color in the U.P last weekend. Here is our Fall Color Photo Tour - Upper Peninsula - October 1 - 4, 2015)

The fall color is also coming along nicely in the Eastern U.P., though it looks like the Eastern U.P. is a little behind the fall color in the Western U.P. There should be good early color to be seen this week and colors should be near peak this weekend.

There is just a little bit of color in Northern Lower Michigan. The best routes for early season fall color in Northern Lower Michigan will be the routes in the interior. The region around Grayling, Gaylord and routes north should have some nice early season color this weekend.

It's time to get out and enjoy a fantastic fall color season!

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Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 1, 2015

Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2015 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)

Upper Peninsula

September 26 - 27, 2015 - Early Color near the shores with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula

October 3 - 4, 2015 - A Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula

October 10 - 11, 2015 - A Late Peak Color Weekend, Many Regions with Past Peak Color in the Upper Peninsula

October 17 - 18, 2015 - Mostly Past-Peak Color Weekend (but still some color) in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 26 - 27, 2015 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas of Peak Color

October 3 - 4, 2015 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan

October 10 - 11, 2015 - Early Color to Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan

October 17 - 18, 2015 - Peak Color to Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan

October 24 - 25, 2015 - 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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