Come See Michigan's Fantastic Fall Foliage!
Yellow and orange and red, oh my! Michigan is a state renowned for its stunning natural beauty, and there’s no better time to witness its charm than during the fall season. As summer fades away, Michigan transforms into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, making it a prime destination for leaf-peepers. Several factors influence the timing and intensity of the fall foliage. Cooler nights and mild sunny days enhance the vibrancy of the colors. Michigan has a very diverse mix of tree species which also add to the color palette. We invite you to rent a cabin and use the Gaylord South/Bradford Lake KOA as your base camp to explore the beautiful Northern Michigan Fall foliage!
The northern part of the Lower Peninsula, or Up North Michigan is our favorite, with peak season from October 3-20th. Book a Fall Color Tour or take your own scenic drive soaking up the picturesque landscape. Visit Harbor Springs and see the Tunnel of Trees on M-119, a brilliant display of red over Lake Michigan (https://mynorth.com/2017/10/m119-color-tour-tunnel-of-trees/ ). You can also rent a boat or paddle your way across one of Otsego County’s 370 lakes to view the fall foliage. Stop by the kampstore and rent a canoe or kayak and enjoy the foliage from Big Bradford Lake...our favorite of the 370 lakes!
While in Frederic, be sure to take advantage of the hiking trails and bike paths that connect Crawford and Otsego Counties; they provide a wonderful way to be amongst the changing colors. The trails are well maintained and flat and connect to the Gaylord South/Bradford Lake KOA. It's a quick trip to Waters for a little shopping or a bite to eat!
Michigan’s fall foliage is a nature lover’s dream, offering a vibrant display of colors from late September through late October. You’ll be treated to a breathtaking spectacle of nature’s artistry. So, plan your visit accordingly and immerse yourself in the beauty of Northern Michigan!