This time last fall, trees were approaching peak color in the U.P.

Not this year.

According to, this year, we in the Lower Peninsula will be seeing peak colors four to five weeks from now. In the U.P., the peak color may be during the second week of October.

The reason may be due to the increased rainfall this summer. The trees have been getting plenty of water so they're not stressed enough to turn color yet. The good news is - because of that, the color may last longer this year.


Here's the story - with peak color dates for all of Michigan.



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