Fall Foliage & Color Tours in Michigan

Michigan's Best Fall Color Tours

It’s officially fall in Michigan and it’s finally time to enjoy outdoor fall colors. Take the time to enjoy the beauty of the season. The trees are full of color - red, orange and yellows highlight the streets and streams regardless of where you travel. If you're looking for family fun in Michigan you have picked the best time of the year. Narrow down the selection by Michigan Region, Michigan County or even Michigan City. Enjoy Fall Life, Michigan Life!!


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Sugarloaf Mountain View - Marquette

Directions: Sugarloaf Mountain is 6-7 miles north of downtown Marquette on CR 550. Get there by taking Front to Washington, turn west and go to Fourth Ave. Turn north onto Fourth, which becomes Presque Isle Ave. At Hawley turn west. It turns into CR 550. Look for sign by parking lot. Free. Handicap accessible: no.

Porcupine Mountains

Experience the beauty of fall in the Porcupine Mountains. When the leaves change, the Porcupine Mountains is where you want to be! Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Porcupine Mountains are home to the largest tract of old-growth hardwood forests west of the Adirondacks.

Gaylord Fall Color Tours

Each Fall visitors flock to the Gaylord Michigan area for the intense colors of red, yellow or orange! Beautiful pines are the backdrop of autumn foliage. The city of Gaylord has identified two perfect tours for you to take and enjoy this season.

Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Wild Beauty on the Lake Superior Shore. Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles.

Pictured Rocks Cruises

Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service Department of the Interior and has been guiding the public to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for over 50 years. Each boat cruise takes between two and a half to three hours and will bring guests into and alongside the most visually stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes!

Tunnel of Trees Fall Foliage Color Tour on M-119

Tunnel of Trees scenic drive from Harbor Springs to Cross Village. And THE color tour drive to take in the fall.

West Color Tour - Marquette

The West Tour is another scenic fall tour as travelers drive south from Marquette on US-41 and turn in at the entrance of the Nordic Bay. Stay to your left on the Cliff Tower Road and follow the signs up Mount Marquette for a panoramic look of Marquette.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail is 9.2-mile trail is a great choice for your year around recreation. The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail always beautiful, but especially so in autumn when fall foliage is reaching peak colors. The last half of the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail skirts the Shiawassee State Game Area, giving you access to some of the region’s best wildlife viewing.

Annual Fall Color Bike Cruise

7th Annual Fall Color Cruise - Sunday October 11. Spectacular fall colors…a family bike ride…fall activities…the autumn scenery along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is a must-see, and the Fall Color Cruise provides the perfect opportunity to experience all of its beauty!

Noon – 3:30 p.m. (Register and begin anytime between Noon and 2:30 p.m.)

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