Manistee County Coastal Fall Color Tour

Manistee County is home to diverse fall color. With the seasonal temperatures, Lake Michigan and inland terrain variations, we have “two” fall color seasons that are usually about a week or so apart with the inland terrain peaking prior to the coastline peaking.  This is great for tourists and locals alike, as they get a little more enjoyment of our regions spectacular fall foliage.

Points of Interest

Scenic Fall Color Flights

Anticipated Tour Time (hours)

Total Distance (miles)

Coastal Fall Color Route Status
Updated October 5, 2020

Colors along the coastal route are slowly starting their yearly turn so expect to find green/yellow color across many areas, however, there are some great pockets of deep red/orange color around the Onekama and Pierport Area extending into Arcadia. By the weekend, colors will progress, and you will find some great color, but we are still a week or two away from that great peak coastal color.

Explore with our recommended route map

To explore all of the points of interest and recommended driving route along the Lake Michigan Coastline, download the .pdf here to access turn-by-turn directions and additional information about each point of interest.