What does a fall color map of Michigan show?


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A fall color map of Michigan shows the average dates that fall colors peak in various parts of the state. Fall colors peak in mid-September in the Upper Peninsula and late October in southern Michigan.

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Michigan has over 19 million acres of woods, and fall colors include oranges, reds and yellows. Some woods have both deciduous and evergreen trees for more variation in color. Tourists and residents can see vibrant fall colors along the state's highways and coastline.

In late September, drivers can travel from Alpena to Gaylord to Mio. The 200-mile loop begins at Lake Huron and goes through virgin forest. Drivers may also see wildlife on this route.

Detroit residents can start in their hometown and take the 195-mile drive to Port Huron through Algonac and Lake Orion. Drivers pass through small, historic Michigan towns and can view trees in local parks. In late October, drivers can travel from Flint to Bloomfield Hills for a 150-mile view of fall colors.

People can also view Michigan's fall colors on the state's waterways. People can travel by canoe or kayak on the Au Sable River from Grayling to Torch Lake to Lake City. This route also has hiking trails for people who wish to see the fall colors on foot.

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