2022 Michigan Fall Color Map | Predictions for Peak Leaf Peeping | Best Time to See the Fall Foliage 

2022 Michigan Fall Color Change Predictions for Leaf Peeping | By Sherry Trautman | Last Updated: October 14, 2022 | Travel-Mi.com  

Planning to see Michigan fall colors 2022 but need to know the dates for peak fall colors? 

Grab our fall foliage map with estimated dates for 2022 peek color as the trees change to their gorgeous red, yellow and oranges!   

Leaf peeping is absolutely breathtaking throughout northern Michigan, upper peninsula and lower peninsula.

Peak Michigan Fall Color 2022 Map - UPDATED September 22, 2022

Below is our Michigan fall color map 2022. Find out when is peak fall foliage in Michigan!

Michigan Fall Color Predictions for the Upper Peninsula: October 1 - October 10 (partial to peak). UPDATE 10/13/2022:  Munising is peak and almost past.  

Michigan Fall Color Predictions for Northern Michigan (Lower Peninsula):  Partial to peak October 8-20, 2022. UPDATE 10/14/2022 Boyne and Cadillac is full color.  Petoskey is 70% color.  Tunnel of Trees will be full color around October 20, 2022

Come on out and enjoy the Michigan fall foliage! 

Michigan Fall Color Predictions for Mid Michigan (Lower Peninsula): October 8-18, 2022 (close to peak).  UPDATE 10/14/2022: Midland, Frankenmuth, Flint, Frankenmuth is full color. 

Michigan Fall Color Predictions for South-Southeast Michigan (Lower Michigan): October 10-20, 2022 (Partial to Peak color change). Come on out and enjoy the Michigan fall foliage 2022! UPDATE 10/14/2022: St Joseph is about 75% full color, expects peak Oct 20, 2022. Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Marshall, Detroit full Color. Henry Ford/Village is full color!

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

We hope you enjoy the fall colors in Michigan 2022!

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.

Epic Michigan Fall Color Tour

Check out our Epic Michigan Fall Color Tour! Explore Petoskey to Mackinac City!

When Does Fall Start In Michigan?

If you are wondering, "When Does Fall Start in Michigan" or "When is the Best Time for for Fall Colors in Michigan," well, it begins about the second week of September in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

You will start to see bits of color in the lower Peninsula mid September and it continues until about the 2nd or 3rd week in October in the southern parts of Michigan.  

Michigan Fall Color FAQ's

See all the Michigan Fall Color FAQ's we get asked each year! We might answer some of yours too!

Why Do Leaves Change Color in The Fall?

Red leavesCan't wait for leaves to change in Michigan each year!

Per the American Forests Blog, leaves get their green color from a chemical called chlorophyll.  Tree leaves also have orange and yellow pigments called carotenoids.

During the warmer months, these colors are masked by all the chlorophyll active inside the leaves.

However...as temperatures begin to drop in the fall, chlorophyll production is reduced so reds, yellows and oranges are revealed.  Cool, huh!

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