Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Color Report 10.3.12

Thanks to Todd and Brad Reed for this beautiful fall photo!

We have had some rain here in West Michigan, mix this with cooler temperatures this weekend and you get a brilliant display of color- but hurry, because it may go fast! The color change differs depending on the weather conditions so make sure to check back every week to see what the colors are doing. There are a few cities and counties in West Michigan that are starting to see peak, so if you are an avid leaf peeper, you may want to get out there soon!

Report from Charlevoix: Color is starting to explode with peak conditions expected sometime next week.

Report from Petoskey: This area is showing a montage of red, orange and yellows. Peak color expected early next week.

Report from Traverse City: Many areas showing 50 percent or more of peak fall color as of October 1. The bright red and yellow vines and shrubs are still the big standouts

Report from Cadillac: The colors are almost at peak. All colors are visible, vibrant reds, bursts of bright oranges, and radiant yellows are popping almost everywhere. Peak expected this week.

Report from Newaygo County: Colors at about 40% saturation, about 60% in the north. Peak expected later this week into early next week.


Report from Gaylord:  Beautiful reds, yellows and golds, as beech and maples trees take center stage for the area’s fall color presentation. Now, is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of fall’s brilliance as the area is currently displaying peak color.
Report from Grayling: Peak conditions are expected this coming weekend. Although the southern part of the county is somewhat behind the northern portion, color conditions are good.

Grand Rapids: Seeing about a 40% change. Still bursts of reds and yellows are popping all throughout the city and the drive south to Kalamazoo boasts bright vibrant colors that are changing rapidly.

Report from Lansing: Week or two until peak color is expected. At about 40% color change right now.


Report from Muskegon County: 40% change. Reds, yellows, and a bit of green still.  Peak expected in the next week or two.

Report from Van Buren County: The last bit of color to start changing in the state, this area is starting to see a 25% color change. Peak expected in the next 2 weeks.

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

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