Check Out Michigan's Spectacular 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 KOA Holiday as your basecamp 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.
While in Gaylord, be sure to take advantage of the hiking trails and bike paths in Gaylord and surrounding Otsego County, they provide a wonderful way to be amongst the changing colors. We have several walking paths at the Gaylord KOA and you can ride your bike from the campground to miles and miles of well-kept bike paths.
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!