Where to see spectacular fall colors in Michigan

A waterfall can be seen through a narrow window between red, orange, yellow, and green leaves.

Upper Tahquamenon Falls | Neil Weaver Photography/Shutterstock

Without question, Michigan has some of the best spots for fall foliage in the country. Over its 19 million acres of forest, there’s plenty of places for you to peep the splendid reds, oranges, and yellows of the leaves as they change color.

Most of the state’s foliage is expected to peak in early October this year. But check out this map for more specific geographical estimates, as the Upper Peninsula peaks earlier than the Lower.

Here’s 12 places and drives to help you plan your fall viewing trip.

Note: Locations are arranged from north to south.