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U.P. fall colors nearing season peak

ESCANABA — As the Upper Peninsula’s fall color season continues, peak colors are expected to arrive in Delta County in the near future.

The Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association (UPTRA) provides fall color reports for the U.P. on its website, www.uptravel.com, each Wednesday during the fall color season. According to UPTRA, peak fall colors are normally seen in the area during the last week of September and the first two weeks of October.

In Delta County, 15 percent of trees had changed color as of Wednesday, Oct. 2. The county’s peak fall colors are expected to be seen in the second week of October.

Elsewhere in the central U.P., including the counties of Alger, Dickinson, Marquette and Menominee, between 25 and 75 percent of trees have changed color. Peak colors in these areas are expected in the first and second weeks of October.

In the counties of Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft in the eastern U.P., between 35 and 50 percent of trees have changed color. These counties are expected to reach their peak fall colors in the first and second weeks of October.

In the western U.P. counties of Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw and Iron, between 30 and 85 percent of trees have changed color. Peak colors in these areas are expected to be seen in the first and second weeks of October.

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