Let's soften the blow of the end of summer by highlighting one of the best parts of autumn in Michigan. Get ready for fall colors! See when and where to find the best fall colors in Michigan this year.

From beaches to camping to waterfalls, there are so many great reasons to take a road trip across Michigan and one of the most popular is close to its start. Michigan's Upper Peninsula will begin seeing fall color in less than one month.

SmokyMountains.com has week-by-week predictions of when we can expect the see the best colors across Michigan and the entire country. The weeks of Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 look to be the best in Michigan. Head to northern Michigan the week of Oct. 15 and enjoy West Michigan colors the week of Oct. 22.

Scroll through the maps below, starting with the week of Sept. 24 and ending with the week of Oct. 22, to see when fall colors are expected to peak. All areas in Michigan are expected to be past peak color by the week of Oct. 29.

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Enjoy the show this fall and try not to think about how much work it's going to be cleaning up those leaves.