Best Places to View the Fall Colors in Michigan


One of the things I love about being a fine art photographer in Michigan is being able to photograph the beautiful fall colors each year.

The Pictured Rocks national lake shore is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in Michigan. I haven’t had the opportunity to go back up there in many years. 

Most of my Fall 2016 series was photographed near my home town of Clare. Many of the back roads have beautiful color in October. One of my favorite roads to drive down for fall color images in Dover Road near Jays outside of Clare, Michigan. 

One of the most frequently photographed areas for fall colors is Oak Road between Clare and Coleman Michigan. Most people who have seen the “The Tree Tunnel” end up returning to see it again. To get to Oak Road drive to where Tobacco Drive and Colonville Road meet. Less than a half mile down from the intersection on Tobacco is Oak Road. 

Here are some addition resources for recommended places for viewing fall colors in Michigan. Many of these locations I hope to visit in the future but have yet to. 

12 Of Michigan’s Most Dazzling Fall Color Drives 

18 Spots to See Fall Colors in Michigan 

Upper Peninsula Fall Color Routes 

Top 5 Fall Color Views

Best Places to See Fall Colors in Michigan 

5 Places to See Northern Michigan Fall Color 

Fall Color Tours 

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