This should help you plan your Michigan fall colors road trip ahead of time.

There's definitely a nip in the air right now across Michigan - like it or not, fall is upon us. And while we may not be ready for summer to be over, at least we have the gorgeous fall colors to look at.

The County Road Association manages Michigan's more than 90,000 miles of county roads throughout the state and, every year, they make a list of the best roads to take to see our state's fall colors.

The Northern Lower Peninsula is expected to peak between September 24th and October 7th, so here are the best roads to check it out in each county:


  • Bolton Road to Long Lake Road
  • Nicholson Hill Road
  • Scott Road
  • Long Rapids Road


  • Deadman Hill overlook off US-131 viewing Jordan River Valley
  • Jordan River Road off US-131
  • Pinney Bridge Road off M-66
  • Cascade Road off Alba Highway (CR 620)


  • CR101 looking north from CR100


  • Mitchell Road from Fletcher Road to Cheboygan County line
  • Pleasantview Road from M-119 to Robinson Road
  • Robinson Road from State Road to Pleasantview Road
  • State Road from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
  • Stutsmanville Road from Pleasantview to W. Townline, then W. Townline Road north
  • Brutus Road from Pleasantville Road to US-31
  • Welsheimer Road from W. Stutsmanville Road to Middle Village Drive
  • Middle Village Drive from Welsheimer Road to M-119
  • Williams Road from US-131 to Resort Pike Road
  • Resort Pike Road from Williams Road to Indian Garden Road
  • N. Conway Road from US-31 to Tower Road, Tower Road to Pleasantview Road


  • North Eagle Highway
  • Newman Road
  • Port Oneida Road
  • Gills Pier Road
  • Schomberg Road


  • Lakeshore Drive from Oceana Drive to Iris Road
  • Hawley from Pere Marquette Highway to Walhalla Road
  • South Masten Road to Washington Road and the Ruby Creek area
  • North Lakeshore Drive along Hamlin Lake
  • Custer Road from Hogue Road to US-10

...and there are more, from Montmorency to Presque Isle. For the full list, click HERE.

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