Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Color Report 10.10.12

Kodachrome Dream by Todd Reed

A few areas are already past peak, but that doesn't mean there aren't still colors around West Michigan. The lower part of the region is still seeing peak or close to peak. However, freezing temperatures are starting to move in at night which is speeding up the color change process. If you are looking to come see some brilliant colors, we recommend you stay south and come soon!


Report from Charlevoix:
Currently in peak! Leaves are starting to fall off of trees due to a few freezing nights this week.
Report from Petoskey: The trees are just past peak and are starting to lose leaves.
Report from Traverse City: Peak has arrived! Brilliant colors are showing throughout the entire region.
Report from Cadillac: The colors are absolutely perfect! But bundle up when you go, there has been a snow sighting and freezing temperatures!
Report from Newaygo County: 70% change- peak expected later this week.

Report from Gaylord:
  Just past peak and leaves are now falling off the trees.
Report from Grand Rapids: Seeing about a 70% change. Vivid reds and oranges are more visible this week, however a couple of freezing nights this past week will speed up the change. Peak is expected this weekend/early next week.
Report from Lansing: At about 60% color change right now, peak expected later next week.
Report from Muskegon County: 60% change. Reds, yellows, and a bit of green still.  Peak expected in the next week.

Report from Van Buren County:
60% change. Peak color expected later next week.

Thanks to the local
Area Visitors Bureaus and the Michigan Audubon Society for the color reports.

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