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.

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Wine/Spirit Tasting Stops

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Inland Fall Color Route Status
Updated October 5, 2020

After the first weekend in October, we are updating our "color dial" again to "GREAT COLOR" as we approach peak. With our inland route covering so much ground, we anticipate PEAK by the weekend in many spots. The Manistee River basin is really showing beautiful colors. As you venture north towards Crystal Mountain, Iron Fish and St. Ambrose Cellars you will roll through some beautiful color as well.  Review the inland route, chart your course, and venture to #MyManistee soon!

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Access your FREE 2021 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.