2023 Sept 24 MI Fall Color Map UPDATED | Fall Leaves Foliage Dates | Predicted Dates of When To See the Peak Fall Colors in Michigan During the Autumn Season

2023 Mi Fall Color Map UPDATED | Weekly Predicted Dates of When To See the Peak Fall Colors in Michigan | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated: September 24, 2023

What is the best time to see fall colors in Michigan during the autumn season? Where are peak colors in Michigan? 

Grab Chris and Sherry's fall foliage map with estimated dates for 2023 peek color as the trees change! Use these dates as a prediction of when the colors will change so you can plan your fall Michigan vacation!

Leaf peeping is at its best in Michigan's upper peninsula and lower peninsula during the following predicted dates.

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Autumn in Michigan 2023: Use the Michigan Peak Fall Colors Map (UPDATED)

We absolutely love traveling all over Michigan's upper peninsula and lower peninsula to see the leaves changing.  We hope this Mi Fall Color Map is helpful to see the fall colors in Michigan 2023.

We have analyzed the predictions made on the Farmers Almanac along with our own scouting and knowledge of Michigan's weather to make the follow predictions that will be updated throughout the color changing autumn season. 

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Region: September 18 - October 8, 2023 (partial to peak).

  • UPDATE September 24, 2023: Copper Harbor trees are changing and peak is estimated to be about October 2-3, 2023. Houghton, Calumet, Marquette, Munising areas along is almost peek NOW.

Looking at last year for reference, by October 13th, Munising was at full peak.  

Northern Michigan Region - Partial to peak September 25-October 9, 2023. 

Looking at last year for reference, by October 14th, Boyne City and Cadillac were full color, Petoskey was 70% color. 

Tunnel of Trees should be full color around October 16, 2023. This northern area takes longer than the Petoskey region.

Mid Michigan (Lower Peninsula and Central Michigan): September 28-October 9, 2023 (close to peak).  Update 9/24/23: Midland area is 10% color.

Looking at last year for reference, by October 14th, Midland, Frankenmuth, Flint, Frankenmuth was full color. 

Southern Michigan: Predicted color change October 2-16, 2023 (Partial to Peak color change). Come on out and enjoy the Michigan fall foliage 2023! 

Looking at last year for reference, by October 14th, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Marshall, Detroit were full Color. Henry Ford/Village was full color then too!  By October 20th, St Joseph was peak color.

Start planning your Michigan Fall Color Tours to bask in the beauty of Michigan's red, yellow and orange changing leaves!  

TIP: It is helpful to contact the local Chamber of Commerce or Visitors Center to see if the colors have changed before you book or fully plan your road trip!  Weather conditions may cause the leaves to change earlier than intended.

We hope this Mi Fall Color Map was helpful to see the fall colors in Michigan 2023.  So many fun fall things to do in Michigan!

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How and Why do Tree Leaves Change Color?

The Royal Botanical Gardens states that in autumn, trees lose their leaves by shutting down photosynthesis and reclaiming as many chemicals as possible.

Chlorophyll breaks down all the time during the summer, but in autumn it basically screeches to a halt.

The yellows, red and oranges that you see in the fall were hidden by the presence of the dominant green chlorophyll.


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