of the great times of the year in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The crowds
of summer are gone and there are hotel bargains, but many of the businesses
are still open at least through the third weekend of the month. There will
probably be some cold weather, but there isn't much rain and it is no surprise
to get a sunny day of 60 degrees or so.
The peak of the fall
colors is different each year, but a typical Autumn color peak might be
sometime between October 3-15. In 2005 there was a late fall and there
was still a fair amount of color remaining when these photos were taken
in late October.
But one of the great
things about using Mackinaw City as your base is you can easily drive north
or south to hit the best fall colors. You will also see the progress of
the seasons change as you move away from the the Great Lakes lake shore.
As you get farther inland, the season changes faster.
Many of the businesses
and homes in Mackinaw City decorate for Halloween. The holiday decorations
shown on this page are only a sample of those seen during the October 2005