Tahquamenon Falls in Autumn

One of the most beautiful places to view fall colors is in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's even been named the #1 place in the US for fall foliage. Almost everywhere you turn there are breathtaking views.

But when is the best time to view the fall colors?

This changes slightly each year, but peak colors in the UP will typically happen somewhere between September 21 and October 15.

Thankfully there are a number of people who work to help keep us informed and track the UP's change of seasons on a day to day basis.

Here's some of our favorite places to track the color changes and peak color in the UP.

Start with Michigan.org's Fall Color Map Predictor. With a handy slider, you can see when colors are expected to peak in each area of Michigan.

"Yooper Steve" at FunintheUP.com provides weekly reports starting in July all the way through October on color changes across the UP. This is an authoritative on-the-ground source for real time color reports!

The Fall Color Blog provides near daily updates on the color changes around the UP and even provides a handy set of Fall Color Tour Maps if you're interested in taking a driving tour.

Trails End Resort is open throughout the Fall color season! Check out what's available and our current promotions below! (Seasonal and Last Minute promotions are always included in your quote when you book direct on our site!).

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