It’s an Upper Peninsula-Wide Fall Color Update!
Around this time of year, I always wish I could see a weekly photo from each area of the U.P. so I know where to go for a fall color tour, should the opportunity arise.
So, this year I reached out to fellow bloggers and small business owners across the Upper Peninsula to bring you a weekly update that shows exactly how the colors are shaping up in each region!
Iron Mountain Area
Since I live in Iron Mountain, I’m holding down the south central U.P. Things are still pretty green here overall, with pockets of vibrant color here and there. These photos were taken from the top of the Pine Mountain ski hill in Iron Mountain.
Iron Mountain Color Report = 5%
Thanks to Alison Silk and the kind folks at the Marquette Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau who agreed to take time out of their busy schedules to help me out with this project. You can visit their website (and learn about all the cool things to do in Marquette County) here: http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com
Negaunee Color Report = 25-30%
Ishpeming-Michigamee Color Report = 50-70%
Sonnet Quinn of the Mackinac Mommy blog also generously agreed to help me out with this project. Wouldn’t it be cool to live on Mackinac Island for a while? Well, you can read all about Sonnet’s life on the island here! http://mackinacmommy.blogspot.com
Mackinac Island Color Report – 10%
Thanks to Captain Kris Stewart, pilot of the Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour and Toonerville Trolley for snapping these photos! It seems like the Tahquamenon Falls area is a little ahead of everyone this year! Thanks so much to Dixie, Captain Kris and the rest of the crew for taking these weekly photos.
If you’re heading to Tahquamenon Falls, I’d highly recommend their river cruise! You learn more at their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tahquamenon-Falls-Riverboat-Tours-the-Famous-Toonerville-Trolley/368325037966
Thanks to the crew from Mountain View Lodges in Silver City for snapping these photos of the fall color in the Porkies! If you’re looking for a great place to stay near the Porcupine Mountains, I’d highly recommend checking them out! You can learn more about Mountain View Lodges on their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/mtnviewlodges
Porcupine Mountain Color Report – 10-15%
Thanks to Adam and crew from Brockit Professional Photography for these super cool images of the current Keweenaw Color. They were just up there (all over the Keweenaw) this past weekend and had this to say:
“We spent a wonderful weekend of weddings in the Keweenaw and spent a lot of driving time in the schizophrenic combination of sleet, sunshine, and wind. We thought it appropriate to shoot our view for you! The colors along US-41 across the spine of the Keweenaw is a wonderful combination of green and yellow, with occasional saturated reds. We’d call it about 25% turned but turning quickly. M-26 along Lake Superior is mostly green, with yellows especially as you get towards Copper Harbor. South of Keweenaw County is nearing 50% turned with nice combinations of yellows, reds, and oranges – especially along the Portage Canal and the surrounding hills. Lots of time to get up to the entire peninsula and enjoy the variety at this point!”
If you need an awesome photography team, or just want to look at some super cool photos, check out Brockit’s website here: http://www.brockit.com
Keweenaw Color Report – 25-50%
Again, thanks so much to everyone who’s helping out with this fun fall color project! I’ll list the links to each blog or business again below. Please visit their web sites when you’re able!