Your Guide to a Scenic Northern Michigan Color Tour on M-22

Northern Michigan Vacation: Want to take a tour of Northern Michigan's beautiful fall colors, but not sure where to start or where to go? Kim Skeltis, the latest blogger to join's Community, shares her Northern Michigan color tour experience–a 30 hour adventure that began in Ludington and went all the way Up North following the famed M-22 Highway. Check out the excerpt below, then read the rest of Kim's blog, "30 Hours of Autumn on the “Other” M-22" to find out how to take your own Northern Michigan M-22 color tour, including where to stop, stay and eat.

"Every fall, my husband and I take the requisite trip Up North to catch Michigan’s autumn splendor. And for 13 years, we battled traffic in Oakland County to follow the string of cars up I-75 for the four-hour drive to the north country. Inevitably, we’d get in too late to see any colors, other than what we saw whirring by our window at 70 mph.

This year was different. We started from our home base of Ludington, putting us in a position of strength for getting to our destination quickly. We awoke last weekend to a rainy Saturday, but with a closer vantage point to the north, we spontaneously decided to gun it upstate Sunday morning, stay the night, and drive home the next day – which was predicted to be clear. All in all, about a 30-hour tour. I had my doubts…"

Click here to read the rest of Kim's blog!

Find more ways to experience Northern Michigan's fall colors in October 2012 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine!

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