Best Places to See Fall Colors in Michigan
If you love taking in some Fall color, you’re in luck. Michigan has some of the most breathtaking Fall scenery this country has to offer. Sometimes you have to know where to go to see fall colors in Michigan.
Leaves reach their peak color at different times of the season depending on which part of the state they’re in. In the westernmost part of the Upper Peninsula, leaves reach their peak color in mid-September and early October, while the leaves in most of southeastern Michigan are most colorful in early-to-mid October, although some areas of southeast Michigan hold out until mid-to-late October.
If you’re up for a road trip, the scenery of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula can’t be beat. Midwest Living has a great article about all the wonderful things this area has to offer in the Fall. Traverse City also has some of the most stunning scenery around. The Traverse City website suggests several road trip routes of varying distances to guide you through some spectacular scenery.
Want to stay in southeastern Michigan? Taking M-25 out of Port Huron and following it all around the thumb will lead you to some beautiful colors.
For more suggestions on routes for self-guided Fall color tours throughout Michigan, the Pure Michigan website has plenty of ideas.