Fall Color Update - October 13, 2020
Last weekend was a great weekend for a fall color tour and the show continues this week and should last a couple of more weeks.
Fall color in the interior routes of the Western U.P. is now generally past peak, however, there is still good color along routes closer to the shoreline of Lake Superior. The GOOD NEWS is that the Fall Chairlift Rides at the Porcupine Mountain Ski Area will be operating this Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2020.
Fall Color Chair Lift Rides at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area. (Through October 18, 2020)
The Copper Peak Ski Jump and Adventure Ride
Fall color is also getting past peak along interior routes in the Central U.P. and the Eastern U.P. You should be able to enjoy the last of the best of the season this coming weekend with the most color along the routes near the Lake Superior shoreline.
In Northern Lower Michigan, you should be able to find peak color along the interior routes. Generally, the fall color turns first in the Gaylord area and regions north to the tip of the Lower Peninsula. We are getting reports of fall color getting a little past peak in the Petoskey area and the interior portions of Antrim County. However, the color along routes close to Lake Michigan should be generally at peak or near peak conditions. This would include the Tunnel of Trees north of Harbor Springs and the M-22 route in Benzie and Leelanau Counties.
Check back in the weeks to come for the latest updates on the progress fall color show in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Fall Calendar of Events - Highlights
Pure Michigan Fall Color Update - October 9, 2020
Here's a general guide to peak color weekends for 2020 in Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. (Based on historical observation. Subject to adjustments by Mother Nature.)
September 19 - 21, 2020 - Early Season Color with some the possibility of early Peak-like color coming along in the interior of the Upper Peninsula
September 26 - 27, 2020 - Generally, an Early Peak Color Weekend in the Upper Peninsula along interior routes - some areas may be in peak-season form. Early season color for routes near the lake shore.
October 3 - 4, 2020 - Likely A Peak Color Weekend for interior routes. Early Season to Peak color along the lake shore routes of the Upper Peninsula
October 10 - 11, 2020 - Peak Color Weekend for lake shore routes with past peak conditions coming into play along interior routes.
October 17 - 18, 2020 - Past-Peak Color Weekend with some late-season color near the shoreline in the Upper Peninsula
Northern Lower Michigan
September 19 - 21, 2020 - Early Color Weekend with some isolated areas (Gaylord, and interior parts north) that may be showing signs of early peak color.
September 26 - 27, 2020 - Still an early Color Weekend with some early peak color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 3 - 4, 2020 - Early Color Weekend to with some possible Peak Color in interior regions of Northern Lower Michigan
October 10 - 11, 2020 - Peak Color in many areas in the interior. Some areas may be moving past peak.
October 17 - 18, 2020 - Peak Color Weekend in many regions closer to the lake shore - some interior regions in Northern Lower Michigan likely past peak.
October 24 - 25, 2020 - Likely Past Peak Color Weekend (look for the best of the remaining color near the lake shore) in Northern Lower Michigan
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