Fall Color Update - September 23, 2014
PEAK COLOR ACTION ALERT: We are getting photos and reports of the color really starting to pop in the Western U.P. and very good color throughout the interior portions of the Central and Eastern U.P. Sunny, mild weather is also in the forecast through the weekend. With the combination of good, early color and great weather THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND will be prime time for a great Up North Fall Color Tour.
The forecast is calling for great weather for Northern Lower Michigan. There is some early season color in the interior parts of Northern Lower Michigan and some spots where you will find vibrant peak color. Even though it is a little early, this will also be a great time to get in an early Fall Color Tour.
If you can't make it to the U.P. this upcoming weekend, you will probably be able to see a lot of peak color in the U.P. the following weekend - October 4 -5, especially in areas near the shore of Lake Superior. We have some photos of early season color from last week in Ironwood and Newberry.
Upper Peninsula - Look for good early season color to peak color starting this week and lasting into the first week of October with late season color through the middle of October.
Northern Lower Michigan - The color in Northern Lower Michigan is generally about a week - and in some areas two weeks - behind the color in the Upper Peninsula. Look for some areas in peak color around October 10th with the overall peak color season lasting into the latter half of October.
Color season tours and Harvest season events and Halloween activities will be happening throughout Northern Lower Michigan. You can visit the Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain or experience the Zipline of Terror at Boyne Mountain. Check out the events page for some of the best of the late season fall events.
Click through to the calendar for the latest events here.
Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - 2014
Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated on the latest color in the north.
Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2014 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Early Color near the shores with Peak color coming along in the interior the Upper Peninsula
October 4 - 5, 2014 - Peak Color Weekend with some past peak areas in the Upper Peninsula
October 11 - 12, 2014 - Late, Late Peak Color this Weekend, Many Regions with Past Peak Color in the Upper Peninsula
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Mostly Past Peak Color Weekend (but still some color) in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 27 - 28, 2014 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas of Peak Color
October 4 - 5, 2014 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated peak color in Northern Lower Michigan
October 11 - 12, 2014 - Early Color to Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Peak Color to Past Peak Color Weekend in Northern Lower Michigan
October 25 - 26, 2014 - 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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