Growing up in Michigan I had the pleasure of watching the leaves change colors each fall. While enjoying the view, I never realized how truly great it was.

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Now thanks to a new reader's poll, all of America can see Michigan's beautiful fall colors

Michigan's Upper Penisula Named USA Today's Best Fall Foliage Destination For 2022

Here's how USA Today determined the best fall foliage destinations. A panel of travel experts selected the original 20 nominees, then readers voted for the 10 best destinations for fall foliage.

What Did USA Today Say About Michigan's Upper Penisula?

Just about the entire Upper Peninsula puts on a display of fall color that peaks during the last two weeks of September and the first week of October. A favorite fall experience for leaf peepers is the drive on M-26 along the shores of Lake Roland and past the trees of Copper Country State Forest.

Here's What U.P. Travel Said About The Award

“It was an incredible honor to be among the 20 beautiful destinations nominated throughout the country as fall foliage destinations. But it’s even better to take home first place! This is especially true because the votes came from USA Today readers and Upper Peninsula fans like yourself. Whether you’ve marveled at the U.P.’s fall color palette in person or in photos from afar and voted, we could not have done this without you. Thank you for casting votes daily on our behalf!"

When Is The Best Time To See The Fall Colors In Michigan?

You can see the top 10 fall foliage destinations for 2022 by clicking here

While Exploring Fall Colors You Can Check Out This Abandoned U.P. Taco Bell

An urban explorer stumbled upon a Taco Bell somewhere in Northern Indiana that's been abandoned for decades. Amazingly, the interior is in very well kept condition.

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