Best in the Nation: M-22 Fall Color Touring

Color Tour … south M-22, photo by Ken Scott Photography While the leaves have yet to turn for serious in northwest lower Michigan, Michigan picked up yet another national accolade. The readers of USA TODAY​ voted for the best fall scenic drive and their #1 pick was Michigan’s M-22: The M-22 route along Lake Michigan is one of … Continue reading Best in the Nation: M-22 Fall Color Touring

Fall is coming down the road

Autumn, photo by AcrylicArtist After 70s and 80s for weeks & weeks, there’s a snap in the air as the north wind is rustling the leaves and it’s still dark at 6:30 in the morning. Those longer nights are key to the Science of Fall Color, and you can read all about what makes leaves … Continue reading Fall is coming down the road

The Science of Fall Color

Autumn Copper Harbor, photo by Brian Callahan (Luxgnos.com). There’s no doubt that the annual fall show that Michigan puts on is one of the best, but did you ever stop to think about the process that causes deciduous trees to change color? Well, here’s your chance… The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves from the … Continue reading The Science of Fall Color

Fall Color Tours: Lansing – Grand Ledge – Hastings – Battle Creek – Eaton Rapids

maplepath, photo by Aunt Owwee Our next fall color tour from Travel Michigan, Lansing – Grand Ledge – Hastings – Battle Creek – Eaton Rapids, starts where the above photo was taken: at the Fenner Nature Center in Lansing (once known as the Fenner Arboretum). The park is named after biologist Carl G. Fenner and … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Lansing – Grand Ledge – Hastings – Battle Creek – Eaton Rapids

Fall Color Tours: Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort

Leelanau fall, photo by Jeff Lamb Our next stop (as designed by Travel Michigan) is the region of Northwest Lower Michigan containing Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort. I know this is the second day in a row with a photo from the Leelanau Peninsula … I guess sometimes I feel like hanging around my … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort

Fall Color Tours: Mackinaw City – Charlevoix – Petoskey

outside east jordan, mi., photo by redmudball The above photo is of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of East Jordan (link) and is part of Casey’s Fall in East Jordan set. While the autumn color is still in full bloom in the Upper Peninsula, we better head south across the Mighty Mac and spend … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Mackinaw City – Charlevoix – Petoskey

Fall Color Tours: Pictured Rocks & Munising – Newberry – Grand Marais

Miners Castle – October 2006, photo by Lars Jensen Let’s jump over to the eastern side of the UP for the next color tour of Munising – Newberry – Grand Marais … and the Pictured Rocks. The highlight of this tour is of course the stunning Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore., (be sure to check out … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Pictured Rocks & Munising – Newberry – Grand Marais

Fall Color Tours: The Keweenaw Peninsula (Houghton, Eagle River, Copper Harbor)

Quincy Hill in Fall Colors 5, photo by KaylynStar Kaylyn has a number of colorful photos of Quincy Hill in the fall. As the northernmost point of Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula would probably have been the logical place to start color touring Michigan rather than where we did start (Western UP – Ironwood, Silver City, … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: The Keweenaw Peninsula (Houghton, Eagle River, Copper Harbor)

Fall Color Tours: The Western Upper Peninsula

Mom’s Vista, photo from Tiffibunny This is one of a large number of great photos from all over the US posted by Tiffany Follett that were taken by her mom (see her set From My Mom for more!). It’s a view of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park from M-107 that was taken in September 2003. … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: The Western Upper Peninsula