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Fall Color Update - October 10, 2018

FALL COLOR HAS ARRIVED. Plenty of peak color out there for your fall color tour viewing in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

The fall color along the interior routes of the Western Upper Peninsula is now at peak and will be moving past peak this week. This weekend - October 13 & 14 - you should be able to catch peak fall color pretty much everywhere in the Upper Peninsula with some areas along the interior moving past peak and areas closer to the lake shores becoming peak. Plenty or peak color this weekend for the Central and Eastern U.P. also.

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Fall color is now starting to peak in Northern Lower Michigan along the interior routes with some areas offering some good stretches of peak color. Look for plenty of peak color along the interior routes this upcoming weekend, October 13 & 14, 2018.

Routes along the lake shores in Northern Lower Michigan will likely be showing good early peak color during the weekend of October 13 and 14 with peak color lasting for the weekend of October 20 and 21 and later. Routes along the water, such as M-22 in Benzie and Leelanau Counties - and the Tunnel of Trees north of Petoskey - will likely be close to peak for the weekend of October 20 & 21.

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

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


Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 5, 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

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