Friday, October 25, 2013
Peak Color in Kalamazoo?
This week looks like it will be close to the peak time for Fall colors in Kalamazoo, which is in line with Michigan's average fall color dates. Some predicted a slightly longer Fall color season this year, although I'm not sure how this week's snow will affect that.
It should be a nice time for a drive through the countryside. Pure Michigan recommends a Grand Rapids - Grand Haven - South Haven - Kalamazoo Color Tour and a New Buffalo - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor - Paw Paw Driving Tour. The West Michigan Tourist Association has a description of several recommended color tours in the region.
It should also be a great time for a walk in the woods, a ride on a bike trail, or-- if you dress warmly-- a paddle on a river or even a Fall camping trip.
The Michigan Nature Association posts on Why do leaves change in the fall?
The US Forest Service has a page on the Science of Fall Colors.