West Michigan Fall Foliage Tour

Fall, the crisp cool and fresh air is also the most beautiful time to view the vibrant colors of Mother Nature around us. Every fall we take a trip up north not only to view the beautiful fall colors but also to visit many of the roadside fruit and vegetable stands, pumpkin patches and restaurants. 

Choosing the time to visit at first was a difficult task as there are several websites that claim to know when the leaves are at their peek color. Through trial and error we have found that a week prior to their claim of when trees are at their peek to be the best time to take a long drive in many of the backroads of Michigan. Our favorite place to go is in the upper/lower Michigan area and have found that the 3rd week in October is the best time to view the peak colors. Going too early and then there will be too much green and going too late you end up with too many bare trees. 

We also advise to take your time. Plot out your route before you leave and travel on the backroads and invest in some of those farmer produce stands, pumpkin patches and finally include lunch and dinner while on the road at an out of the way restaurant. You won’t be disappointed. 

Covert MI Blue Star Highway

Bear Lake MI US 31

Bear Creek Township MI

Bear Creek Township MI

Little Traverse Township MI

Tunnle of Trees Readmond Township MI

Hoogland Family Nature Preserve Friendship Township MI

Echo Township MI

Mission Table Brewer Peninsula Township MI

Mission Table Brewery Peninsula Township View

North-West Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan

North-West Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan

North-West Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan

North Manitou Trail West, Leeland Michigan – Houdek Creek
North Manitou Trail West, Leeland Michigan – Houdek Creek
North Manitou Trail West, Leeland Michigan – Houdek Creek
Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan
Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan
Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan
North-West Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan
Bayshore Road M 22 South of Northport Michigan

Lake Shore Drive, South of Wormwood Lane, Redmond Township

Lake Shore Drive, South of Wormwood Lane, Redmond Township

Petoskey RV Resort

Readmond Township, Tunnel of Trees Mile Marker 499 M 119

DennisonExteriorSolutions.com

Friendship Township Michigan South Lake Shore Drive – West of Terpening Road

Pond Hill Farm – South Lake Shore Drive – Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Rte

West Traverse Township, Michigan Overlooking Lake Michigan

West Traverse Township, Michigan Opposite View of Lake Michigan

Harbor Springs Michigan – View from East Bluff Drive/North Spring Street

Kilwins, Petoskey Michigan

View of Lake Michigan in Petoskey Michigan

Bay Harbor/Hilton Hotel, Petoskey Michigan

Petoskey RV Resort

Petoskey RV Resort

Petoskey RV Resort

Petoskey RV Resort

Petoskey RV Resort

Petoskey RV Resort

Peninsula Township, Michigan – Highway 37 North of Traverse City

Pelizzari Natural Area, Peninsula Township – North of Traverse City

Overlooking the Chateau Grand Traverse Winery and Traverse Bay

Pelizzari Natural Area, Peninsula Township – North of Traverse City

Pelizzari Natural Area, Peninsula Township – North of Traverse City

Pelizzari Natural Area, Peninsula Township – North of Traverse City

Northport, Michigan

5959 North Manitou Trail, Leland, Michigan 49654
5959 North Manitou Trail, Leland, Michigan 49654
5959 North Manitou Trail, Leland, Michigan 49654
5959 North Manitou Trail, Leland, Michigan 49654
Centerville Township, Michigan North of the Lake Leelanau RV Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, Michigan
Downs Cemetery, Mayfield Township 5780 – 5998 Harrand Road, Buckley MI 49620
High Rollway Observation Deck
High Rollway Observation Deck
High Rollway Observation Deck