County road agencies release 2018 “don’t miss” list of local roads for fall colors
Lansing, MI -- A mostly hot and humid summer is giving way to cooler temperatures and those brilliant autumnal colors that blanket the state each fall. Every county in Michigan will eventually burst with reds, yellows and oranges that transform the landscape and horizon across the state.
“While county road agencies across the state are busy wrapping up summer projects, they’ve taken a few minutes to name their favorite color spots in their area,” said Denise Donohue, director for the County Road Association of Michigan (CRA). “It’s an ideal time to drive down those county roads and take in the beauty the state has to offer in the fall,”
Peak color season estimates are from Oct. 7 to Oct. 28, with the Upper Peninsula experiencing it first and the colorful swath extending southward thereafter. It’s an ideal time of year to take a weekend getaway or day trip to experience the seasonal colors.
Drivers are invited to #LoveFallRoads with a post on CRA’s Facebook at Facebook.com/micountyroads or on Twitter at @MICountyRoads to let everyone know the best local road spots for Michigan’s fall colors. Be sure to indicate an intersection, the county, and the closest city/village in your post.
The following regions are listed in order of expected leaf coloring dates starting from the Upper Peninsula and moving south.