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Fall Color Update - October 24, 2018

The End Is Near for the Fall Color Show for 2018 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. You can still find some late-peak fall color in the Upper Peninsula along the Lake Superior shore line. Most interior routes are in past-peak condition. So you'll need to hurry if you want to catch the last of the fall color in the Upper Peninsula.

Click here for the latest Western U.P. Fall Color Photos

There is still peak and late-peak color along the routes near the shore of Lake Michigan, such as the Tunnel of Trees and M-22 in Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau Counties. There is also still plenty of fall color to see on Mackinac Island along with plenty of events this weekend on the island, including the Somewhere In Time Weekend at Grand Hotel and the Halloween Celebrations on the island on Saturday.

Crystal Mountain will be celebrating the last weekend of October with fall color chairlift ride and lots of fall activities. Here are some of the events you can catch in Northern Lower Michigan this weekend:

Fall Calendar of Events - Highlights


Here are the latest photos from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan.

We'll be adding some more fall color photos this week, so check back for the latest updates.


Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 26, 2018


Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2018 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.) If the current predictions of early color come true, peak color will likely be half-a-week to a week early than the schedule below.

Upper Peninsula

September 22 - 23, 2018 - Early Season Color with some early Peak color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 29 - 30, 2018 - Generally, an Early Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula. Routes near lakeshore still early season color.
October 6 - 7, 2018 - Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lakeshore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 13 - 14, 2018 - Peak Color Weekend for lakeshore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 20 - 21, 2018 - Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula

Northern Lower Michigan

September 22 - 23, 2018 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be Early Peak.
September 29 - 30, 2018 - Early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 6 - 7, 2018 - Early Color Weekend to Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 13 - 14, 2018 - Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 20 - 21, 2018 - Peak Color Weekend in regions closer to the water - some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 27 - 28, 2018 - Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lakeshore) 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

Color Key
Early Color
Past Peak
Think Snow

Til Late Sept.

Late Sept. - 1st Week Oct.

First Week of Oct. thru Middle of Oct.

Middle thru Last Week of October

Last Week of October

Upper Peninsula Michigan
Conditions for this week.

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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