Timeline for peak fall colors in Southeastern Michigan [MAP]

Fall foliage timeline for Southeast Michigan
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(WWJ) It’s officially fall, and though we're off to a gloomy start in metro Detroit, that's even more of a reason to look forward to the colors changing!

SmokeyMountains.com has released its annual fall foliage prediction map, and it shows when Michiganders should expect the best fall colors in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

Fall foliage timeline for Southeast Michigan:
Smokey Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction Map Photo credit SmokeyMountains.com

In Southeast Michigan, noticeable changes likely won’t start happening until the last two weeks of September. Colors will really begin to ramp up next month, with the peak expected around October 18.

Fall foliage timeline for Southeast Michigan:

-Sept. 13: No Change

-Sept. 20: Minimal

-Sept. 27: Patchy

-Oct. 4: Partial

-Oct. 11: Near Peak

-Oct. 18: Peak

-Oct. 25: Past Peak

Those traveling “Up North” to see the colors change should plan to do so relatively soon.

According to the website, the colors will be at their peak for the majority of Northern Michigan by mid-to-late September.

Click here to check out the full interactive map from SmokeyMountains.com