Seven million acres of breathtaking autumn brilliance
Catch the fall colors reflected in 4,300 inland lakes, 12,000 miles of streams and 1,700 miles of shoreline on three Great Lakes. Picturesque historic lighthouses, mirror-calm inland lakes and roaring waterfalls make this a fall getaway no other U.S. destination can match (well, 9 others came close, but the Upper Peninsula was VOTED BEST DESTINATION FOR FALL FOLIAGE BY USA TODAY READERS 2018. Hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing are great ways to see fall’s intense beauty. Bring your binoculars for better views of the thousands of songbirds, raptors and waterfowl winging their way south on ancient flight paths. In addition to seeing the foliage, clear nights in October and November are also peak months in the U.P. to catch the swirling colors of the Northern Lights.