Fall color is still taking its sweet time in the Traverse City area, although it’s slowly beginning to spread -- particularly at higher elevations away from the water. Isolated maples are making bright bursts of scarlet, orange and yellow amid the largely green backdrop of the surrounding forests and the electric blue of Grand Traverse Bay.
Fall color season will soon be upon us (a little late this year, thanks to the warm weather and the abundant rains we’ve had). For those same reasons, I have a feeling it’s going to be a REALLY good fall this year.
Fall color is advancing slowly in the Traverse City area, particularly at higher elevations to the east and south of the city and the interior of the Leelanau Peninsula where temperatures have been slightly cooler than in the coastal parts of the region.
Many people may think that when the leaves start changing, Downtown Traverse City lies dormant in preparation for a long winter and another great summer. To those people, I would like to say that you are sadly mistaken. Downtown Traverse City never hibernates, and there are exciting events to carry you all the way to 2016!
Although there’s a bit of spot color among maple and ash trees in the Traverse City area, most fall leaf color now is still largely confined to highlights of crimson, gold and scarlet from early-turning vines
Tell us a little about what you do here at Traverse City Tourism (TCT). I’ve been modeling for Traverse City Tourism for about 9 months now. It’s been a really great experience as I get to explore first hand all there is to see and do in Northern Michigan!
As the end of summer approaches and back-to-school season hits, we can all agree that we still want to spend as much time in the great outdoors. What better way to experience the natural beauty our area offers than by enjoying a meal outside?
If one thing is for certain, it’s that Traverse City is not lacking in the natural beauty department. With the miles of sugar-sand beaches , the numerous lakes and hiking trails coupled with the breathtaking views, the area is truly an outdoor playground for young and old alike.