Manistee County Inland Fall Color Tour Route

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

Wine/Spirit Tasting Stops

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Inland Fall Color Route Status
Updated August, 2020

Based on what we have seen this summer with temperatures, and what the forecast looks like for the upcoming weeks. We are looking like an incredible fall color show may be in store for visitors this upcoming season.  Each year, it is difficult to predict when fall color will peak, but we do know that our inland route typically sees peak color about a week or two before our coastal communities.  Check back here as we will keep you updated with the latest live fall color updates.


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Access your FREE 2020 Fall Color Guide to #MyManistee 

Get ready for Fall in Northern Michigan! Access 4 complete color routes, with dozens of great places to stop along the way.  Explore rivers, lakes and panoramic views of fall color. We take all of the guess work out of Fall Color in Northern Michigan with this guide.  Access wineries, distilleries, breweries, Made in Michigan shops and some incredible natural wonders, historic sites and our beautiful downtown.