Local ‘don’t miss’ roads for fall color tours

The landscape in northern Michigan will soon be bursting with reds, yellows and oranges as the seasons change from summer to fall.

And, color tours are one of the most popular events for sightseers during the early fall season.

The County Road Association of Michigan has released its annual ‘don’t miss’ list of local roads that are ideal for viewing fall colors. The list includes a multitude of roads in Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties.

“Taking a fall color tour down a county road is a great way to spend an afternoon,” said Denise Donohue, CEO of the road association. “Michigan’s colors are among the best in the country, making fall the perfect opportunity to go out and enjoy the state’s natural beauty.”

A list of the local ‘don’t miss’ roads can be viewed below. Peak viewing conditions are expected between September 25 and October 15.


Alpena County:
Bolton Road to Long Lake Road
Nicholson Hill Road
Scott Road
Long Rapids Road

Montmorency County:
Pleasant Valley Road
Farrier Road
Carter Road
Meridian Line Road

Presque Isle County:
Long Lake Highway from M-65 into Alpena County
E-634 Highway from Polaski Road west to Lake May Road
W-638 Highway Ocqueoc Road from Walker Highway to North Allis Highway from Ocqueoc Road west to M-211.