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Finding Fall Foliage in the Sault Ste. Marie Area

Posted on September 27th, 2017

The cool weather is finally here and fall colors will soon start popping! All of these photos are from past years.

Once you’ve crossed the Mackinac Bridge you really can’t go wrong for fall color, but if you’ll hear us out, we have a few suggestions to see some great color.

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Mackinac Trail in the Fall of 2013

First key bit of information is get off Interstate 75! Yes it will get you north faster, but Mackinac Trail runs parallel to I-75 and it’s a much better view. This lovely drive will take you all the way to the Soo.

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Rooftop view of the Soo Locks Park Fall 2015

Once you reach Sault Ste. Marie, you have to make a stop at the Soo Locks Park. The park is filled with a wide variety of trees that produce a stunning array of colors.

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Curly Lewis Memorial Highway Photo by Marsha Ewing Fall 2015

Heading west your GPS is going to want you to take M-28, but ignore it and take 6 Mile/Lake Shore Drive/Curley Lewis Memorial Highway. Again, you’ll be going a little slower but it gives you a chance to soak in the colors. You can also stop at Mission Hill Overlook and Point Iroquois Lighthouse overlooking Lake Superior.

Upper Tahquamenon Falls Photo by David T. Burns Fall 2014

This highway of stunning fall color will lead you west and if you’re going to venture to the end of the road you might as well make a day of it and go north for the granddaddy of all fall color, Tahquamenon Falls. The Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers the upper falls, the lower falls, and miles of hiking in between.

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Point Iroquois Lighthouse Fall 2013

Fall doesn’t last long in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula so hurry up and get here, but then slow down and enjoy the stunning fall colors. If you get some great photos of fall colors please share on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please use the hashtag #ILovetheSoo to help us find your fabulous fall photos.