Michigan Fall Color Tours

Take the time to enjoy the beauty of the season. The trees are full of fall colors - red, orange and yellows highlight the streets and streams. Michigan's Fall Foliage in the Upper Peninsula and the tip of northern Lower Peninsula should be at near-peak conditions starting the last week of September. The first week of October should stretch the colors from about Cadillac and Manistee north. Two weeks into October peak fall colors should now include most of lower Michigan. Enjoy Fall Life, Michigan Life!!

Bond Falls Michigan Fall Colors

Check out beautiful Bond Falls photo credit to John McCormick Michigan Landscape Photographer, A life long Michigan resident.


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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 Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is free to use and has a paved-asphalt surface that is 12-feet wide. It's a multi-purpose trail for non-motorized transportation and recreation. Once complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County.

Michigan's Sunrise Side greets fall color in late September, and the autumn hues usually linger until mid-October. This 200-mile route travels from Lake Huron's shore to a stunning stand of virgin forest, with lots of opportunities for wildlife viewing along the way.

Mount Baldhead includes a 1 mile loop trail used for hiking, walking, and trail running. There are also steps that bring one to the summit where one can view Saugatuck and Douglas and Lake Michigan.

Bond Falls is one of the most popular upper peninsula waterfalls. There are six viewing locations on its accessible boardwalk. Although not part of the Ottawa National Forest, this beautiful waterfalls is surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest. Managed by the U.P.

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Since 1977, Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill has been the local cider mill for families to enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider, fresh-made donuts, crispy caramel apples, icy apple cider slushies, fresh organic apples, baked pies and a fun farm experience.

With a history that dates back to 1863, Yates Grist Mill opened its doors beside the rapidly flowing waters of the ‘then’ Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. Amidst the beautiful countryside of Rochester, Michigan the memories began in full bloom.

Open every day from dawn-to-dark, you’re invited to enjoy 19 miles of trails on foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis through 1,500 acres of diverse ecosystems. Get out on the trails to take in spectacular views of the natural world while observing the plants and animals that call this area home.

Ike’s Mobile Kayak Rentals offers a unique kayaking experience. Midland and the surrounding area have abundant nature, beautiful rivers, lakes and accessible launch sites to make your kayaking experience relaxing and enjoyable.

Recreational kayak rental on the beautiful Saginaw Bay in Pinconning, MI

Originally constructed in the 1940s (with construction interrupted by World War II), the bridge itself is 147 feet above the Cut River, and a generous stairway with 230-plus steps provides access to several trails along the river and to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The old-growth pines and hardwoods of Hartwick Pines State Park create a delightful contrast in the fall. Miles of biking and hiking trails line the 9,700 acres of protected land, offering plenty of ways to be active and enjoy the stunning show of colors. The Mertz Grade Trail is rated as easy and ideal for family fall foliage outings.

The fall color season in the Copper Harbor area rivals anywhere else in the country! Our mixed woodlands featuring a variety of deciduous trees blended with an abundance of coniferous species deliver a stunning color show in autumn. The “Tree Tunnel” US-41 coming into Copper Harbor is literally jaw dropping in the fall.

Brockway Mountain Drive is a secondary road that is an offshoot of Hwy M-26. The recommended “circle” is to take Hwy M-26 (Lakeshore Drive) west from Copper Harbor and enjoy lake views. Stop and take in Lake Superior at Hebard Park. The park also offers a nice picnic and grilling area.

You can’t go wrong by heading east on Cannonsburg Road to Fallasburg or Townsend ark and maybe have a picnic amidst the colors next to a flowing stream and wooden, covered bridge. There are 11 miles of trails at Cannonsburg Ski area for hiking, biking and trail running.

Located in Muskegon, the park is situated on 3 miles of stunning Lake Michigan shoreline and features a modern campground, towering dunes, 10 miles of scenic trails and the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Cente

Cadillac offers numerous inland lakes and two incredible paddling rivers in the Big Manistee River and Pine River. The fall color along our river basins are second to none! The high banks offers beautiful scenic fall color views from the river below that many have not experienced.

Largest waterfalls in the lower peninsula of Michigan! You can swim in them. One of the most beautiful and relatively unknown places in all of Michigan. The Ocqueoc Falls are one of the biggest attractions to the area. The falls are great for swimming, fishing, hiking and for the all around nature lover.

Located in the heart of Northeast Michigan, Presque Isle County offers the visitor the kind of natural beauty and old fashioned hospitality that has made Northern Michigan a vacation destination for over 100 years.

2023 tour season starts on June 14 and runs through October 7
The tour departs from Soo Junction, MI at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:00 PM.

Train and Riverboat Tour to the Tahquamenon Falls

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