Fall colors should be quite a sight this weekend

The time has come again for the Upper Peninsula to display one of the features that it is most well-known for: fall colors. And this weekend is looking like a great time to take a drive, given the early weather forecast.

People throughout the state and in particular the U.P. take the opportunity to view the state’s natural beauty this time of year, with peak viewing conditions in the U.P. going from about Sept. 18 to Oct. 8.

The County Road Association of Michigan worked with all 83 Michigan county road agencies to put together a list of the best county roads throughout the state to view the fall colors.

“The County Road Association of Michigan encourages Michiganders to explore the beauty of the Upper Peninsula this fall,” said Denise Donohue, CRA executive director. “We all know Michigan has a lot to offer, and the changing leaves are just one of the state’s admirable qualities.”

The full list can be found online at www.micountyroads.org/mibackroads.

The CRA lists several U.P. county roads in the list, including several in the Marquette area. The Marquette list includes:

≤ County Road 510 from County Road 502 north to Big Bay.

≤ Triple A off County Road 510 in Big Bay.

≤ County Road 533 in Skandia.

≤ M-35 from County Road 480 to Gwinn.

Judging by our morning commute this week, the colors are going to be really a sight to behold by this weekend. If you happen to have a little bit of free time, do yourself a favor and explore all that our beautiful region has to offer. We assure you, you won’t be disappointed you did.


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