Michigan Fall Color Update

(Lansing, Michigan) Peak fall color viewing conditions are about a week away in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with many of the state parks in the region reporting color development currently at 50-65 percent.

According to observers at F.J. McClain State Park in Calumet, the best viewing can be found inland, away from the moderating effects of Lake Superior. AAA’s weekly survey of state parks and regional visitors bureaus reveals the best color show at Cedar River and St. Ignace, where 65 percent of the trees have turned vibrant shades of orange, red and yellow.

In the Northwest and Northeast Lower Peninsula, the prime viewing is still two weeks away. Color development in the region ranges between 35 and 40 percent, with the best viewing near Onaway. Expect peak conditions to occur in early October in the inland areas and mid-October near the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Across the rest of the Lower Peninsula, color is beginning to appear, with peak conditions not expected for another two to three weeks.

For additional information on Michigan fall color conditions, fall getaway packages and fall events, travelers may visit michigan.org or call (888) 78-GREAT (784-7328). Information is updated weekly by AAA Michigan at www.aaamich.com during the fall color season.

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan’s official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state’s tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services.

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