With the month of October well under way, and the chilly feel of fall firmly in the air, the fall foliage season is in progress throughout northern Michigan. According to the Department Natural Resources, many factors come together each year to influence both the timing and brilliance of fall color, with weather playing a big role from year to year. Specifically, temperatures and precipitation amounts are big players, with cool mornings and warm afternoons helping the process along.
Few locations across the country exhibit the amazing fall color that northern Michigan has to offer, with beautiful scenery and many varieties of trees changing various shades of yellow, orange, and red. For those planning a visit to the area to view the fall color, or just for those locally who are curious, below is a look at the latest fall foliage information across the region, as reported by spotters who live in the area.
Local Update (10/16/12): Colors have peaked, or are peaking throughout much of northern Michigan. Where colors are past peak, leaf drop is quite high, helped along by recent high winds and heavy rainfall. There is still some good color to be found, but hurry as colors are rapidly fading.